IS IT WORTH IT?
If your business is growing; you may be starting to think of hiring a Virtual Assistant to help take some of the workload off of your plate. This thought probably is bring many other thoughts to your mind such as: Is it worth it? What could they really help me with? Maybe I can just do it all myself. Those are all common thoughts that many business owners think about when they start even considering hiring a Virtual Assistant. The answer is yes, it is definitely worth it!
Hiring a Virtual Assistant comes with many benefits, here's 5 of the main benefits that go along with hiring a Virtual Assistant:
1. They work 100% virtually.
Most Virtual Assistant's work as their own boss with their own business; when you hire them you are hiring someone to work virtually as a contractor/ business- this comes with many benefits including: you don't have to have somewhere for them to work as that's their responsibility, they are responsible for the costs associated with the equipment to get the work done (ex: laptop, mouse, printer, screens, etc.).
2. Hiring a Virtual Assistant allows you to focus on more important tasks.
For example: if you are a Home Stager then a they can take help with responding to emails, invoicing, preparing contracts, preparing documents; which allows you to focus on the home staging aspect of your business. It's very important that you are able to dedicate the proper time to what you do best, so you definitely should take this step for your business.
3. They can increase your productivity.
A Virtual Assistant can help with your productivity in many ways. One of the biggest ways is that since you're handing them off a good portion of your workload; you can be doing what you do best, at the same time that they are doing the work that you have provided them with. This means double the work is getting done in less time! They can also help with the overall productivity of your business as they are usually very good at prioritizing what needs to be done first.
4. They can save you money.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant can save you lots of money in many areas of your business, such as: they provide their own equipment which means you don't have to spend money on laptops, printers, etc. Since they provide their own space- they cover the cost of electricity, internet, hydro. Also, if you compare a Virtual Assistant to an Employee- a VA is someone that you only pay for the time they worked, whereas with an Employee, you would pay them for a full shift; even if there was only enough work for part of the shift. This is only some of the ways that hiring a VA can save you money!
If you were thinking of possibly hiring a Virtual Assistant; hopefully this helps make your decision easier. As you can see there are definitely many benefits that come with hiring a VA.