Are you thinking of outsourcing? Hiring a virtual assistant can save you time and money.
With the growth of the internet and home business industry, getting your administrative tasks done remotely is now possible. Simply put, Outsourcing is playing an important role to the goal of small business owners, as it reduces expenditure and increase of revenue. That is why the virtual assistant field has been consistently growing for the past 15years.
A Virtual Assistant also referred to as a VA, is someone who mainly provides office and administrative support services to their clients. They work remotely from their home office or from a centralized location. Since its inception, the field have grown to accommodate other services beyond that of a traditional administrative assistant. Other services VA's provide includes marketing and advertising, social media, web designing and SEO (search engine optimization) and technical services...just to name a few.
Virtual assistants are not employees. They are self-employed business owners themselves, who provides services for small business owners and corporate executives on a hourly, weekly or monthly. Depending on the needs of a client, they can also establish a monthly retainer fee, especially if it goes beyond basic administrative and clerical functions, to include other are tasks that falls within the scope of their prescribed services.
The biggest advantage of hiring a virtual assistant is cost. You get to enjoy some cost saving benefits, especially if you are a new business owner or, if you are building your business on a tight budget. Every business owner and entrepreneur loves to save.
Some are some of the benefits of using a virtual assistant versus hiring a secretary or an administrative assistant: