VA which is the abbreviation for Virtual Assistant could very well stand for Valuable Asset. A VA is a person who works online from a remote location and is contracted to do a project or perform a specified list of tasks. But why should you business hire a VA? There are many benefits to having a VA onboard your business:

Affordable Way of Scaling Your Business

If you need additional manpower to handle higher volume of work, look no further than the Virtual Assistant. A VA is an efficient way of expanding your business for a number of good reasons:

  • Low cost. A VA is self-employed; technically an entrepreneur, much like yourself. They are responsible for the costs incurred for managing a virtual assistance business. You do not have to pay them benefits or incur additional costs in operations.
  • Pay per Productive Hour. Not only is a VA a low cost option but they are paid on a per productive hour basis. If there is no work, you don’t have to pay them.
  • Flexible terms. If you are not happy with their service, you can terminate their contract and hire another one right away.

Increase Productivity

VA’s compensation depends on how consistent they are in attaining deadlines. You can be rest assured your VA will do what she can to get the job done according to your deadline.

Hiring a VA also means you can delegate non-essential tasks. By off-loading non-essential tasks, you can now focus on core functions that are part of your core competencies and bring income to the business!

The cost savings you generate from hiring a VA will free up some cash that can fund new projects, expansion programs or other departments that need capitalization.

Improve Flexibility of Operations

Do you want your business to be managed past regular office hours? Hire VA’s to cover the hours after you shutter your office doors. This is valuable if your clientele is global and you have customer support services.

The VA has certainly come a long way from the early days were duties only covered personal assistant and secretarial services. Today’s virtual assistants are more diverse in skill and talent and this is because there is greater demand for their services.

The best resource for virtual assistants is an agency such as Outsource Workers for a number of reasons:

  • Large volume of virtual assistants covering diverse skill sets.
  • All virtual assistants go through strict qualifying procedures.
  • All virtual assistants are given comprehensive training that is relevant to your business.
  • Candidates for your business are selected based on right-fit.
  • All virtual assistants have experience and have a sterling performance track record with clients; they are proven.
  • If the VA is not available, a replacement will be made.

Here are among the skills and services offered by the virtual assistants at Outsource Workers:

1. Prospecting

This is the process of qualifying buyers for your property. By hiring Outsource Workers’ VA’s you can save time and money moving prospects through the sales funnel by having the qualified right away.

2. Data Entry

Regardless of the industry you are in, data collecting and management is a very important but tedious task. Let Outsource Workers’ VA’s spare you the time and accurately manage your data for the business.

3. Sales and Rental Agreements/ Contracts

Your contracts and business agreements become the covenant with your clients. But contracts are always subject to negotiations and amendments may have to be made. Outsource Workers’ VA’s can have these amendments in place in the correct format.

4. Research

We now live in a global economy where markets are unpredictable. In order to stay updated in developments you have to conduct research all the time. Outsource Workers’ VA’s have the experience and expertise to prepare comprehensive research for any business.

5. E-mail Campaigns

This is the most effective online marketing strategy because people read their e-mails more than once a day. But e-mail marketing is not just about sending e-mails. You need purpose and strategy in conceptualizing a campaign. The VA’s can do these and get the results you want.

6. Blogging and Article Writing

The centerpiece of a content marketing process is blogging. But knowing how to write is not enough to become an effective blogger. Outsource Workers’ VA’s can create content for you that is relevant, fresh, unique and engaging.

7. Spreadsheet Creation and Management

In business, strategy should follow numbers not the other way around. This is where the value of the spreadsheet comes in. But to be effective, the spreadsheet must be well-organized and easy to follow. Outsource Workers’ VA’s can save you the trouble of planning out your spreadsheets.

8. Power Point Presentations

People are more engaged with images than text. If you are scheduled to make a very important presentation, your chances for success are higher if you use Power Point slides. But it takes skill and creativity to make these slides. But Outsource Workers’ VA’s can get them done the way you like them.

9. Creating Letters and Word Document

As a basic skill requirement, Outsource Workers’ VA’s are highly proficient in written and spoken English. In addition they are competent in handling MS Word. They can craft effective letters and documents for your business.

10. Basic Bookkeeping

Keeping track of your income, expenses and disbursements are very important for every business. But preparing and organizing books can be time-consuming. The best option is to hire VA’s who can do these for you and have them available whenever you need them.

The Virtual Assistant will continue to play a big role in the business development plans of enterprises regardless of size, scale or type of industry. In the US, many of the top corporations are integrating 30% to 45% of their work force with virtual assistants.

Why? Because the Virtual Assistant offers businesses a rare two- pronged strategy for business growth; the VA will streamline your costs and increase your productivity.

In a volatile, unpredictable, chaotic and ambiguous business environment the VA is what we need to navigate through difficult periods and challenges.