5 Reasons Why You Clearly Need A Virtual AssistantDo you find yourself asking this question? When you’re under a huge pile of papers, or when your tasks are overwhelming you?
Clearly all that work isn’t part of your job description – it’s eating too much of your time and in effect, you can’t focus on more important and productive work. Tasks like report creation, data entry, and other mundane admin. That’s important, but it can greatly affect your efficiency in producing more innovative work for your company.
— Susan Sheehan (@VACapeCod) October 21, 2014
If you find yourself in this predicament, then it’s time to hire a VA, or virtual assistant.
Virtual assistants, which can be online assistants, are professionals who provide assistance in the following areas:
• Technical tasks
• Administrative duties
• And sometimes even creative assignments
All these are achieved from the comfort of their own home office with only a computer and Internet connection. When you work with a virtual assistant, they assist you with all the other workload so that you can focus on what are important.
If you’re reading this while worrying about the other tasks you still need to finish, here are 5 reasons why you clearly need a VA.
Reason #1: You’re stressed.
E-mail marketing, reports, cover letters, and stat sheets are all important documents your company needs to track your progress, but these sometimes interfere with the accomplishment of your main priorities. At one point, they can be too much to handle. You can assign the extra work to your VA for just $7 per hour and expect everything you assigned to him/her will be done well. Having a VA around to help you lightens your workload.
Reason #2: Your company’s profit is negatively affected
With all the routine tasks you’re doing and important ones shelved, you aren’t able to focus on your client’s needs. This, in turn, drives them away since you’re not able to get the job done. When you hire professional, university educated VAs from a company like Outsource Workers, they’ll help you with back end tasks while you center on the important processes of your business. You’ll definitely save time and increase your bottomline.
Reason #3: You’re no longer able to track your competitors
If your company isn’t kept up to date with what your competition is doing in the market, you lose your business edge. VAs can track your competitors’ progress via reports so your company can strategize their next business development steps.
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Reason #4: Lack of online visibility
The rise of social media has signaled many industry giants, such as McDonald’s and Crocs, to thrust themselves toward social media marketing in order to reach more people. If you’ve set up an account/s, VAs can manage your social media campaign, be it on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.
Reason #5: Your financial records are in disarray.
Bookkeeping and finances are just some of the tasks VAs are specially trained to carry out. If you don’t know where your company’s money is going on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, VAs will meticulously organize these records for your convenience.
Are any other reasons on why you need a VA that we missed out? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.