Virtual Assistant vs employee – Do you need a virtual assistant in your life?

When you first started your business, did you ever think you would reach the stage of having to hire some assistance? If so, have you ever considered hiring a virtual assistant?

Are there so many tasks on your to-do list that you end up doing mundane tasks instead of doing what you love?  We all know that you want to do what you love, which is why you started a business in the first place.

If a small business or a solo entrepreneur needs help, sometimes hiring a full-time employee may not be the answer. But hiring a virtual assistant(s) just might be what you need.

With a full-time employee, there is a lot more to deal with, such as payroll and deductions, pension benefits, holiday pay, and other issues involving employees. With virtual assistants (or VAs as they are known), all you must do is pay an invoice from your independent contractor or agency!

There is no need to spend money on equipment for the employee or obtain training for them to catch up to speed with the work or to improve their skills. The virtual assistant is responsible for their own equipment and training.  They arrange their time so that the work will get done when it is supposed to be done.

Learn what virtual assistants can do to improve your work life

WHAT ARE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS?

Virtual Assistants are independent contractors that usually work from their homes, coffee shops, networking spaces or even on the road while travelling. They have their own equipment and obtain their own training. They pay their own tax deductions, holiday pay and ensure they schedule the time to finish your tasks. Since Virtual Assistants are available in almost every aspect of the business world, they are not hard to find.

First, you should decide what you want a virtual assistant to do, then set out a budget for their services. Working with a company like the Virtual Gurus takes the hard work out of the process.

The skills of virtual assistants’ range in many areas and you can even utilize the services of more than one at a time.

SOME TASKS YOU CAN ASSIGN TO VAs

  1. Calendar management
  2. Email management
  3. Travel bookings
  4. Attend meetings via phone and produce minutes
  5. Assist a realtor with completing forms and making appointments
  6. Web Design
  7. Social Media Marketing
  8. Bookkeeping
  9. Graphic Design which could include brand designs of stationary and logos
  10. Customer care
  11. IT and website management

 

With the improvements in technology, more work can and will be done outside of the brick and mortar buildings and both employer and VA will reap the benefits. Try hiring a VA now and see the difference!

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