Hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) can be one of the smartest business moves you will ever make. A good VA will be able to assist you in handling your administrative workload, allowing you more time to focus on growing your business and generating revenue. They can seem expensive at first, VAs really pay for themselves in the long run. From our experience, our clients have usually seen their profits increase by at least 27% after hiring a virtual assistant. This is not a small margin. Furthermore, a lot of them send us messages of gratitude saying how they have the best work-life balance they have ever had. Some of them have never even had any in the first place. Now, however, with a VA handling all those pesky, time-consuming little chores, they have more time to dedicate to themselves and their loved ones. Here are 10 of the best ways that a Virtual Assistant can provide much-needed support to your small business:
1. General Administrative Support
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. A virtual assistant typically operates from a home office but can access the necessary planning documents, such as shared calendars, remotely. If you ever wished you had an administrative assistant on call, a Virtual Assistant may be the perfect solution for you! VAs can provide general administrative services such as word processing, data entry, spreadsheet and database maintenance, desktop publishing- the list goes on and on. If you could give it to an administrative assistant, you can give it to a Virtual Assistant!