Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant (VA) is the modern age Girl Friday, only limited by their skills and a the employers needs. Hiring the right VA can be a game changer for a small business.

This is especially true for businesses who rely heavily on technology but don’t have the need or budget for a full time IT department. Or a solopreneur who needs part time help or occasional help.

How can a VA help you?

Time Sucking Tasks

VA skills vary from person to person, but in general, most virtual assistants could handle tasks such as:

  • Research for a project?
  • Sifting through the hundreds of emails you receive a day to find those you need to respond to?
  • Book appointments or make travel arrangements?
  • Or scan files, organize and notate them for follow-up?

A better question is, did you know all of the above tasks can be done by a virtual assistant on an as needed basis? A VA is literally just an email, text or call away from getting started.

Hire for Expertise

In addition to typical secretarial tasks, many VAs specialize in high tech or specialty skills. You can hire a VA to:

  • Write and manage your blog including SEO.
  • Update your website.
  • Social Media Marketing.
  • Bookkeeping.
  • Project Management.
  • And so much more.

Save Money

Having a VA on call saves you money. In addition to not having to keep a full time employee on stand by to handle these tasks. You save on equipment, office space, benefits and general downtime.

Any start-up knows the term bootstrapping, hiring a talented VA can be one of the best cost savings measures. A VA can bring expertise to the table that you might not otherwise be able to afford.

Virtual assistants offer competitive hourly rates or better yet weekly or monthly packages on retainer.

Try out a VA service today. Find the right fit for your company, needs, personality.

What’s the worst that can happen?

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