Happy New Year!
Are you excited for 2016? Do you have any new year's resolutions? We have another one for you to add to your list - Hire a Virtual Assistant!
Why? Because running a small business or start-up is hard but by taking advantage of the benefits that go with hiring a Virtual Assistant you could see a vast improvement in the running of your business in the new year.
The start of the New Year will usually have you reviewing your business. If you aren't doing this, start now! It's important to reflect on the good and the bad from the year before to discover what could be done better. Then you can set business goals to give yourself a clear plan for the year ahead.
The start of a new year can be a tough time for everyone, as on top your annual business review there's usually a pile of work, unanswered emails and tax returns demanding your attention and it can be easy to start feeling overwhelmed and tired. Not a good way to start the year!
Do yourself and your business a favour and hire a Virtual Assistant!
Not convinced? Keep reading for our top 5 reasons to hire a virtual assistant in 2016:
1.) No Overheads
Virtual Assistants charge a single flat hourly rate or package and because a VA is covered under their own insurances you don't need to worry about costly employers' insurance. This keeps things simple providing you with a single cost.
As you only pay your Virtual Assistant for the work that they do, you don't have to pay for sick days or holidays - another great saving and the perfect solution if you can't afford to hire a full or part-time employee.
2.) Past Experience
The majority of virtual assistants will have some experience in their sector be this things like; marketing, networking, design, proofreading etc. Most VA's also have experience using a variety of software/tools and working in various sectors and so will require little or no training in order to get started.
Because of this experience VA's are extremely independent. You don't need to babysit your VA, you can simply provide a brief and they'll get on with the task(s) at hand, giving you regular updates along the way to keep you in the loop.
3.) Business Owners
Virtual Assistants are business owners too and because of this, they know of the challenges that you face and can sometimes offer advice and a fresh perspective on how to improve certain aspects of your business. They can also be really useful when bouncing around new ideas.
4.) Rid of Tasks You Hate
There must be at least one task that you don't enjoy doing, that you don't have the time for or that you're simply not confident with? Why not hand it over to your VA?
Virtual Assistants can carry out a wide range of tasks from customer support to data entry so ask your VA if they can help you today.
Do you work from home? Do you work from a small office? No space for a member of staff? No money for new equipment? A virtual assistant usually works from their own home or office, using their own equipment. There is no need for you to provide space or tools for them to do their job.
You can work from anywhere and so can your VA, helping you to save money while growing your business.
So, what's stopping you? Talk to your Virtual Assistant today about what they can do to help you and your business in 2016. If you don't yet have a Virtual Assistant feel free to get in touch!