9 Benefits of using a Virtual Assistant
To celebrate our 9th Anniversary as First Rate PA, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to shout about the 9 benefits of using a VA for your business. Here goes:
Reduce staff costs
The first benefit of using a VA, is Virtual Assistants reduce your staff costs! They offer the same professional services an office-based PA or administrator provides, without the extra costs for PAYE, tax, NI, holiday or Sick pay. There are no agency fees as with temporary employees.
You only pay for Virtual Assistants when you need them, so this reduces the risk in under-utilising permanent staff. Or hiring temporary staff that may not be a good match with your business, having to go through multiple recruitment processes and incurring high fees. Virtual Assistants take the risk away and are there when needed, to be that extra pair of expert hands to support your business.
Virtual Assistants are flexible and can work around your schedule to provide you support when you need it most. You only pay for time spent on your project and work can be done outside of normal business hours.
Virtual Assistants take on those every day essential tasks you don’t have time for. Because you’re too busy growing your business and wearing all the others hats you have to wear: sales and marketing manager, CEO, strategic planner, etc.
No office needed
There’s no need for an actual office if you don’t need one or work from home. Virtual Assistants are what they say on the tin “virtual”. However still providing that friendly, professional and personal service. This also saves on IT and office furniture costs.
You don’t need to spend any money on employee training – Virtual Assistants are experts in their fields so you know your tasks and projects are in safe hands! A Virtual Assistant may have skills that you don’t, desperately need, but don’t have time to learn.
An extension of your team
Virtual Assistants take the time to understand your business and work closely to achieve your goals. They will work to your processes and be that extra pair of hands within your team “Virtually”. No one will ever know that the task or project wasn’t completed in house.
Virtual Assistants can support your business with regular tasks or just help out with particular projects. This allows you to scale the resource and support up and down as required. Without incurring extra costs and risk. You only pay for when you use your Virtual Assistant.
In a standard 8-hour day, the average UK office worker does a little less than 3 hours of actual productive work. Virtual Assistants work differently and without the office distractions, they are highly motivated and focused on getting the job done. Working effectively within the time dedicated to your needs.
A skilled virtual assistant is your collaborative partner to take on all those administrative tasks that distract you from your job of growing and running your business.