Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

August 13, 2021

With a virtual assistant by your side, you can benefit from much more than just a completed to-do list and a clear mind (which in itself is pretty great!). Here are some of the most common reasons for hiring a virtual assistant. 

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Improve your lifestyle


Do you find yourself working overtime to catch up on the tasks you didn't quite get around to? Perhaps you find it hard to switch off, or you wake up in the night worrying that you forgot to do something. 


It's so important to take time out from your business both physically and mentally. Not only does it increase productivity and motivation, but it's crucial for avoiding burnout. 


A virtual assistant can help to generate time away from your business. You'll have the opportunity to do the things you enjoy. You can spend time with your family, pursue your hobbies or have a well-earned lie-in! 


Moreover, you'll have a clearer mind. Delegating tasks to your virtual assistant can not only get them off your desk but also out of your mind.


Elevate your business


So you want to grow your business. You know you need a strategy, but you just don't have the time or headspace to think strategically. You might be sitting down a few times a year to review your goals, but is that really enough? And once you've got a strategy, how will you find the time to put it into play?


With a virtual assistant, you no longer need to waste your time and energy on tedious and time-consuming admin tasks. Your virtual assistant can take these tasks off your hands, leaving you with the time and energy to think strategically. You'll be back in the driving seat, guiding your business to better performance, increased profitability, and ultimately, long-term success. What's more, your virtual assistant will be on hand to help put your new strategy into place.


Maximise efficiency


You know you need a hand with your admin, but you're concerned about costs. You need an efficient, productive, and cost-effective solution. 


Hiring a virtual assistant can be a highly efficient way to expand your team. A full-time employee will naturally take breaks, have a natter with colleagues, grab lunch, etc, with your business bearing the brunt of this unproductive time. A virtual assistant will still do these things, but you only pay for the time they spend working on your tasks. It may not seem like much, but this can add up to a saving of £4,467 per year! 


With a virtual assistant, you won't need to pay for a computer, phone, or office space etc; they will already have these. There is no need to endure the headaches of recruitment and payroll. And you don't need to pay national insurance, employers' liability insurance, holiday pay, sick pay, or any other benefits. 


Amplify your agility


You're looking to scale your business, but you're concerned you may lose your innate agility. Maybe you would just like to increase your business's agility. 


Recent times have shown us how important it is to stay agile. Being able to react quickly and creatively to unpredictable markets and changes in demand is key to sustainability. If you can adapt productively and cost-effectively, then your business can really thrive. 


Virtual assistants are perfect for amplifying agility because they are so flexible and versatile. If you are looking to grow your business, then a virtual assistant can help you meet the demands of your business's growth cost-effectively and efficiently. 


If you want to ensure you can react quickly to changes in client demand, then the answer is to have a virtual assistant that you can call upon when things get busy and who you can then put on hold if things slow down. 


Create synergy


A good virtual assistant will take time to get to know you and your business. They will share your vision and drive to make your business a success. They will be by your side through every high and every low of business ownership. Being a business owner themself, they will know just how you feel. 


As the old saying goes, 'two heads are better than one.' From brainstorming to ensuring efficiency at every turn, a virtual assistant can help tackle the challenges you face in your business every day. If you are stuck or unsure of something, your virtual assistant will either know the answer, have time to research and learn or know someone who has the solution. 



If you're interested in hiring a virtual assistant or would like to find out more about how a virtual assistant could benefit your business, why not get in touch.