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Why Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant?

The way that companies and business owners run their business is changing. The options for hiring out for services is changing. The opportunity for business owners of all kinds is growing and the benefits are plenty. I am sharing with you, some of the top reasons why business owners, both brick and mortar and online, are realizing that the process of hiring an online or virtual assistant is quickly growing over hiring employees.

  • Business owners are realizing this first one and jumping on the opportunity to hire virtual assistants. Virtual assistants reduce your labor costs. Virtual assistants are independent contractors which means you don’t need to even think about payroll taxes, vacation pay, sick days, worker’s compensation and employee benefits such as health and dental insurance and other benefits.

  • Virtual assistants work around your schedule to provide you service whenever you need it. You can send them the work that you need done and give them a deadline (within reason) and receive the completed work. With a virtual assistant you only pay for time spent on YOUR project AND work can be done outside normal business hours, depending on their own availability and what you agree upon.

  • Virtual assistants take on those every day essential tasks you don’t have time for because you’re too busy growing your business and focusing on where you want your business to go. Building and growing your business is your focus again.

  • There’s no need for an actual office if you don’t need one, your assistant will work from their own office, home, or coffee shop if they wish. You do not have any lease payments to make.

  • There is no employee handbook to go over or training modules to go through as you would with an employee. You are hiring someone that is skilled in the tasks that you are contracting for. This saves on payroll, although you will be paying your assistant for their time as per your contract.

  • There is no overtime or higher pay level for the time that is spent on a project (unless this is something that is outlined in your individual contract.)

  • An assistant may have skills that you don’t, and skills that you don’t have time to learn. If there is a task or program that you dislike, don’t technically have an advantage of knowing, or just isn’t a good investment of your time and energy, you can hand that off to your assistant.

  • A virtual assistant will care about the service and product that they are delivering to you because this is their business. This situation is a win win for both of you. They provide you with the level of quality work that you need, and you are providing work for them for their business.

There are many reasons why an online assistant is a great advantage for your business, be sure to take into consideration what it could mean for your business.

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