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Top 5 reasons to hire a Virtual Assistant

The way we are working is changing. Businesses need to be agile and flexible. As technology develops, remote working is becoming more streamlined and accessible.

Gone are the days when you need to hire a full time PA, who sits opposite your office cubicle.

You can now work with a Virtual Assistant (VA) for a few hours per week, freeing up your time to focus on what you do best.

Here are our top 5 reasons to hire a VA:

1. Free up time

Working with a VA means that you can focus on what you need to, with the peace of mind that things are still getting done.

VAs can respond to your emails, manage your diary, book travel, make dinner reservations, book doctor appointments and even order your loved ones gifts for birthdays or anniversaries!

Even if you’re only spending 1 hour a day on these tasks, that’s a time saving of 20 hours per month.

2. Save money

Virtual Assistants are a cost effective solution.

You onlypay for the time they are productive and have one set monthly fee, with no need to worry about the additional costs associated with a permanent employee, such as NI, pension, bonuses and office space etc.

It also means that your time can be spent where it needs to be, instead of spending time on editing a document or booking a meeting.

3. Experience

Most business owners end up getting stuck with basic and repetitive admin tasks that either don’t compliment their skill set or they don’t have time to do.

They get stressed out and spend way too much time on minor but necessary administrative tasks.

Virtual Assistants are experts in their field. They enjoy administration, problem solving and organisation.

They work on administration tasks and projects all day every day and have exposure to a variety of programmes, tools and ‘best practice’…making them efficient and well suited to attacking your to-do list.

4. Get more done

VAs are focused on delivery and outcome, so while you are running your business a VA can be working on that task or project that you’ve been meaning to get done for as long as you can remember.

They can automate systems, remind you that your car is due to its MOT (and book it in) or book your flights for your next trip, while you are in a meeting.

Imagine coming back from a meeting, with your boarding pass and hotel confirmation in your diary.

5. Reduce stress

Running a business can be stressful and at times lonely.

Working with a VA means that you have someone who’s confidential, who you can bounce ideas off, share your pain points with and delegate work to.

An experienced VA will be able to take a lot of tasks from you and work with you to support you with delivery and working towards your business goals.

A lot of business owners end up doing their admin in the evenings or at weekends. Hiring a VA will give you back some of your own time, freeing you up to hit the gym, get more sleep or spend time with family and friends.

We'd love to know more about you and your business. Get in touch for a chat and to find out how we can help.            

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