A Virtual Assistant can provide the support your business needs, regardless of the size of business you run. However, some business owners put off hiring a Virtual Assistant, as they are under the misconception that hiring means a long-term commitment.
The beauty of an Assistant is that it doesn’t have to be the case! Here is why hiring a Virtual Assistant can be a cost-effective solution for your short-term problems.
Outsourcing for a specific project
There could be a time when you need someone to help you with a specific project or event but don’t have the available staff. This is where a Virtual Assistant can be the solution you need. They can work alongside you and take the project or event off your hands, should you need them to.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant to cover absence
You may already have an administrative assistant or secretary as part of your team. Maybe you have a small team that works for you and are essential to the smooth running of your business. However, when any of your team is away because of sickness or holiday, there isn’t always someone else to jump into the role. To save you from having to take up the reins yourself, an Assistant can be the short-term solution you need. They can temporarily take the place of that team member, to save the work being delayed or piled up, covering the role until the team member returns.
Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant for access to specialised skills
Hiring a Virtual Assistant gives you access to a wide range of skills. For some business owners, this allows them to access additional skills their business may not currently have access to. For others, it can get them additional help in specific business areas. And what if your business needs specialised business help, such as marketing, graphic design, copywriting, etc? A Virtual Assistant can often provide you with cost-effective solutions to meet your needs.
Clearing the backlog
A major problem for many small businesses is the ability to get everything they need done. Often, client work takes precedence over your own business administration, leading to a backlog of work. There are also times when your workload is so high, you won’t have the capacity or time to get it done. These are both scenarios where a short-term hire of a Virtual Assistant will solve the problem and get you back on track.
Getting your foundations set up right
One area that often gets overlooked in many a small business is that of the business essentials. Things like Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), workflows and automation. They’re all the things designed to help you run your business smoothly, consistently and to a higher standard. You can hire a Virtual Assistant to create these foundational elements for your business, to get you set up right and working in a more effective and efficient manner.
A Virtual Assistant can provide the support your business needs, regardless of the size of business you run. And that support need not be a long-term solution either, making it an incredibly cost-effective solution to what may well be a temporary staffing issue.
If you’re looking for long or short-term help in your business, why not get in touch? With a broad range of experiences including administration, customer service support, event planning, marketing, and project management, I am sure I can provide you with the solutions you need. So book in a call and let’s talk about how I can help your business grow.