Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?
Is your business growing extremely fast, orders are flowing in, deadlines are approaching, you need to engage your customers more? Appointments are scattered, Bas is due, journals are outstanding, no time for social media updates, overwhelmed with administration, how do you cope with that demand and still have time to represent your business?
Because virtual assistants are independent contractors rather than employees, clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance or benefits, except in the context that those indirect expenses are included in the VA’s fees. Clients also avoid the logistical problem of providing extra office space, equipment or supplies and the process of hiring new employees. Clients pay for 100% productive work, and can work with Virtual Assistants, individually, or in multi-VA firms to meet their exact needs. Virtual Assistants usually work for small to medium businesses, but can also support busy executives
The tasks a virtual assistant could do for your business
- Data Entry
- Diary Management
- Inbox Management
- Travel Management
- Social Media Monitoring/updates
- Online Store Assistance
- Live Chat Support
- Virtual Reception
- Accounts receivables
- Accounts payables
- Organising events
- Recruitment support
- Vendor management
- Personal matters
How to get the best out of your virtual assistant
What gives the virtual assistant job satisfaction? It’s not very different from what satisfies internal staff — a sense of belonging, a sense of job gratification, receiving honest feedback and enjoying a tangible reward system are all key components. When outsourcing, don’t focus on the fact that these are employees working abroad, but rather integrate them into your company culture as if they were in the same country, city, and office.
Good communication with your employees is essential, especially when they are living and working several time zones away. But remember, communication is a two-way street; listening is just as important as talking. Connect via Skype or Go To Meeting, or, if you’re outsourcing several employees, establish a live virtual chat room where you can have regular 10- or 15-minute discussions to clarify your business goals. Keep it light, inspiring and efficient so that employees will want to start every work day feeling motivated. Create a regular meeting time that’s convenient for everyone, and make attendance mandatory.
You have the choice to renew the contract or terminate it. This makes working with a virtual assistant less of a financial risk than hiring a full-time employee. More time with your family and friends -By offloading your routine, time-consuming tasks, a virtual assistant can literally add hours to your day. Imagine using those hours to meet new clients and explore new business opportunities, catch up with friends, or spend more time with your family.”
So, sit back, chill, relax and let My Cloud Assistant be your partner who can go all in, in helping you run the business.