Why hire a Virtual Assistant?

The Virtual Assistant field is a rapidly growing trend, driven by a few key factors:

  • The desire of employees to maintain more control over their work styles,
  • Demand from businesses to lower costs and improve efficiencies,
  • And the availability of technology that enables both sides to connect.

In today’s economic climate, hiring a Virtual Assistant isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.

For many small business owners and solopreneurs who work out of the home, hiring an Administrative Assistant means either bringing someone into the home for eight hours a day (impacting privacy) or renting office space for them to work in (incurring expense).

Hiring employees gives you additional considerations to think about:
Payroll and accounting; health insurance; retirement benefits; vacation benefits; sick leave; equipment costs and maintenance; office rental and utilities.

When you hire a VA
You are partnering with a business owner. The success of my company  depends on the success of your company, so I have a vested interest in helping you be as productive as you can be. You pay just for the amount of work that you need done, so there’s no need for you to struggle to find busywork to keep me busy. I have my own office and maintain my own equipment. I make arrangements for my own health insurance and benefits.

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There are whole years for which I hope I’ll never be cross-examined,
for I could not give an alibi.
~Mignon McLaughlin
The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

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How are you using your time?
As a business owner, your time is much more productively spent on growing your business, developing new products or programs, consulting with clients or getting ready to deliver that training or presentation you just got hired to give.

Do you instead find yourself spending time on paying bills, typing letters, editing your newsletter, or scrubbing your website for outdated information?

It might be time for you to consider letting a professional Virtual Assistant help you get some of your time back.

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Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either,
but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels
and a hoarse roar of power or terror.
It’s passing, yet I’m the one who’s doing all the moving.

~Martin Amis, Money

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