Your Right Hand

My Virtual Assistant Limited


Adding In Extra Help By Hiring A Virtual Assistant

Posted on August 22, 2012 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Need an extra pair of hands but can’t justify the expense or don’t want to take the risk of hiring in a new employee? Ever considered outsourcing those tasks to an experienced and professional virtual assistant?

Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, a small business or a large corporation, the question often arises, should you hire a virtual assistant? In this uncertain financial climate, you don’t want the commitment of taking on an employee, but you know that there are a large number of tasks that need to be done. Often these tasks are not a good use of your time, so they keep getting put to the bottom of the pile where they sit becoming more and more urgent. However, you know that working with a virtual assistant or virtual pa is a large leap into a new way of functioning for your business. If you are determining the best business moves, you may want to evaluate your reasons for getting involved with extra helping hands.

The most common reason for hiring a virtual assistant is that there is too much work to be done on the day-to-day running of the business that is taking you away from things that you should be doing.  The best way to evaluate whether or not your business could benefit from using a virtual assistant or not, is to take a look at what you are doing all day. Keep a record of everything you are doing during your working day, every day for a week, and see what it tells you. If you are spending time on administrative correspondence and not your vision, then a virtual assistant may be a good answer.  This is especially important if you have noticed that your business is beginning to grow or expand or you would like it to but you simply haven’t got enough hours in the day to make it happen.

Another factor to consider with a virtual assistant is the resources that you will need. If you don’t know how much work you will have, of if your workload is erratic, a virtual assistant is also better option because everything is more flexible. If you don’t have much work, and you have nothing to delegate, you can usually cancel your contract at fairly short notice and then unlike an employee you don’t need to pay them.

By hiring a virtual assistant, you will be helping yourself with both time and money. The simple thing to do is to evaluate your situation.  If you could use some help, but are not ready for the larger step of taking on an employee, or if your home is your office and you simply don’t have the space for an assistant, hiring a virtual assistant is the best option. This will ensure that you will get the best professional administration support, while saving time and money in the long run.

About the Author:

Justine Curtis is the director of My Virtual Assistant Limited which is currently expanding across the UK with a team of virtual assistant licensees and founder of the UK Association of Virtual Assistants (UKAVA) which offers free resources and information to its subscribers. Justine is the author of Setting Yourself Up As A Virtual Assistant and passes on the benefits of her vast experience of the VA role to aspiring and progressive virtual PAs as a co-founder of the VA Success Group. Justine is also a co-founder of Academy for Online Business, a company devoted to helping self-employed professionals and entrepreneurs to build their own online business empires.

Comments

comments

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

0 to “Adding In Extra Help By Hiring A Virtual Assistant”

  1. Assignmentsweb says:

    thank you for your valuable post and views.your posts are really useful for the readers.
    I hope for many more new and interesing posts from your side.



Leave a Reply


  • Information Pack

    Services, Prices and Packages - it's all here!

    * indicates required
  • Delegate 25 Things

    Feeling swamped but don’t know where to start?

    This free report will give you a clear idea of what you can shift from your ‘In’ tray to ours right now.

    * indicates required
  • Memberships

    UK Association of Virtual Assistants
    An accredited member of the UK Association of Virtual Assistants. The one-stop information resource for virtual assistants and their clients.
    http://www.ukava.co.uk
  • RSS Latest Blog Posts

    • Automate Your Relationship Building with Autoresponders and Newsletters 06/24/2022
      Are you spending a large amount of time each week following up with prospects or customers? Are you checking they are ok, asking for feedback, telling them about other products or services that might interest them or the special offers you are currently running? Do you capture the contact details of the visitors to your […]
    • Developing and Selling Your Own Information Products 06/17/2022
      Building a business around information products has become a bit of a hot topic in recent years. Many online businesses were developed selling other peoples digital downloads of information, but what information products could you develop with your own knowledge, and how can you sell them? Information products are things like ebooks, ecourses, teleseminars, audio […]
    • Ebook and Info Product Support 06/10/2022
      If you have lots of information you want to get across but don’t know how to get it to your potential readers, how about an ebook or information product? We will collate all your information, proof read and edit it and design the content layout. We will then format it so it can be an […]
    • Teleclass Set Up and Management 06/03/2022
      Another great way of getting your message across is via teleclass. Instead of 1 to 1 meetings, you can talk to large numbers of prospects or clients, all from the comfort of your home or office using nothing but your telephone. We will set up an email template so you can alert your existing mailing […]
    • Why Online Businesses Need a Blog 05/27/2022
      We have all heard it said that a blog is now an essential tool when it comes to running an online business. But do you know why? If you are running an online business, one that sells products or services online, your main audience is the online community. The customers who will be ready and […]


↑ Top