Why you should hire a Virtual Assistant (VA)?

Are you having problems with managing your business? It may be time to hire a Virtual Assistant. Outsourcing tasks to a VA will give you time to contribute to the growth of your business.

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant is a contractor who offers admin, technical and creative services. Their clients include business owners, companies and busy professionals. You can hire them for a set number of hours or a specified project length.

A Virtual Assistant is like a Personal Assistant. Typically they will have some office management experience. Within a company a personal assistant is there to lighten the workload of managers. They help them with time-consuming admin related tasks. Virtual assistants do the same for their clients. But a VA does much more than just looking after the admin.

In most cases personal assistants will also attend to non-business tasks. Such as going to the bank, picking up mail, and dropping off dry-cleaning. A virtual assistant would not fulfill such tasks since they work from their own location.

Another point to note is that personal assistants work according to fixed office hours. On the other hand a VA has more flexibility to provide services as and when required by the client.

When working with clients a Virtual Assistant uses many tools. These tools help them to communicate, manage tasks and share data.

Below is a list of some of the tools they use:


  • Telegram
  • Zoom
  • Skype

Project management

  • Trello
  • Asana

File sharing

  • Google drive
  • Dropbox

Services that a VA can offer

  1. Graphic design
  2. Bookkeeping
  3. Social media management
  4. Copy writing 
  5. Email list management
  6. Website maintenance
  7. Customer services
  8. Project management
  9. Client  management
  10. Human resources

Types of Virtual Assistants

General Virtual Assistant

This is the most common type of Virtual Assistant. Handling routine tasks is what they do best. They are the backbone to the daily operations. The tasks they perform are repetitive in nature. And include managing emails, booking travel and calendar management.

They can follow up on all those unpaid invoices. Turning financial chaos into pay days.

Specialist Virtual Assistant

They have more skills and tend to be more expensive. Reason being they are experts in their field. Often they’ll have qualifications to backup their technical know-how. The list of services they provide involve using technology and design tools.

They can create social media graphics and edit photos. You can trust them to build your social media presence. Managing your social media accounts is a breeze. Check out this post to learn more about our services.

Benefits of a Virtual Assistant

You don’t need a physical workspace or equipment

Renting a physical office is not required. Virtual Assistants are location independent. You don’t have to worry about someone being in your private space. The primary cost of hiring a VA is the amount you pay for their time.

Virtual Assistants are affordable

There are no recruitment or agency fees paid. No employee benefits to worry about. They operate as independent contractors earning an hourly rate. By paying only for the hours you need it means you can keep control over your budget.

Talented Virtual Assistants are available worldwide

There are no limits on location to find candidates. A Virtual Assistant can work from anywhere in the world. All they need is an internet connection.

Delegating helps prevent burnout

Delegating tasks to others is a step towards preventing burnout. With a VA by your side you can stop spreading yourself too thin. This increases productivity and focus. In turn lowers stress and overwhelm.

Spend more time in your sphere of genius

Hiring a VA frees up your time to focus on activities that are within your sphere of genius. Professional Virtual Assistants know how to get tasks done faster. And you don’t need to supervise them.

Focus on income generating activities

By hiring a Virtual Assistant you free up time to focus on tasks that impact on your income.

Train new employees

Virtual Assistants are always learning new skills. They can add value by training new employees. This can improve project delivery.

Ultimately outsourcing can play a huge role in managing your business. Put a stop to the never ending to-do list. Hire a skilled Virtual Assistant to help you achieve more in a shorter space of time.

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