Adding a virtual assistant to your team brings many benefits. They are generally much more affordable than hiring in-house and have the skills and flexibility to support several aspects of your business. The virtual professionals at MyOutDesk are a step above the average virtual assistant with only 2% of applicants making the final grade.
Here are the top six reasons why successful companies hire a virtual assistant.
- Time is your most important resource
Successful businesses and entrepreneurs know the value of being economic with the use of their time. Low-level tasks like email management and customer support can clutter up your schedule, restricting the amount of time you can spend on the more profitable tasks of your business, like dealing with leads and strategizing for future growth. A virtual professional enables you to free your schedule of non-revenue generating tasks and expand your business without blowing up your budget.
- Affordable Business Growth
Business growth requires investment. By hiring a virtual professional you expand your operations without drastically increasing your wage bill and the amount of investment needed to grow your business. A virtual professional is not only substantially more affordable than hiring in-house, the continual management and training costs are also far less.
- Free Yourself from Administrative Busy-Work
Responding to emails, managing meeting times and appointments, and data entry are all necessary daily administrative tasks, but they can easily eat into your schedule. A virtual professional can ensure these tasks are completed on time, enabling you to focus on the more productive aspects of your business. While it’s important to provide clear instruction on what you want your virtual professional to achieve, having these recurring admin tasks taken off your plate will help you focus your time on growing your business.
- Gain valuable customer feedback and market data
Knowing the needs of your customers and potential clients is crucial to sustaining the growth of your business While monitoring the industry you operate in, keeping informed on what your competitors are up to, and collating customer feedback are all important to help grow your business, they also require an investment of time and energy. A virtual professional can collate all of this data for you, providing a valuable resource for your business. Having up to date access to this important data could prove a game changer for the growth of your business.
- Maintain Your Online Presence
In the age of social media, businesses are expected to have a strong online presence. However, while the benefits of maintaining the presence of your business across social media and consistently producing content are well known, the work involved can stretch your budget and consume time that should be spent on the more profitable tasks of your business. A virtual professional can help you manage your online presence, responding to customers and prospects on social media and producing and repurposing content so you can keep your social media posts fresh and engaging.
- Avoid Burnout
Every professional can suffer from burnout during their career. Hiring a virtual professional to assist in managing elements of your workload can help relieve the stress that a hectic work schedule can cause. Having someone there to help organize your schedule and deal with tasks frees up your work schedule to focus on more productive aspects of your business and also helps to avoid your work leaking into your personal life. A virtual professional can help you maintain a work-life balance that is crucial to optimizing your productivity and general well-being.
Do you want to take a page from the book of successful companies? Do you think you could use more time and leverage? Schedule a double your business strategy session today!