Building a team for your business can be crucial to its success and growth. Plugging in trained Virtual Assistants to grow your business can be one of the greatest decisions you make. You have to think about their background; if they fit well with your values; check their track record; conduct interviews to see if you match well for a harmonious working relationship.
As Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth would say: from working IN your business to working ON your business – Having team members helps to easily delegate your tasks which in turn gives you more time so you can focus on activities that have the greatest impact on growing your business.
Who wouldn’t want to earn more on their downtime, right?
Now, hiring an employee is a different category altogether from hiring a Virtual Assistant. In this article, I’m here to give you more insight into what a Virtual Assistant is and what they can do to help you and your business.
Let’s start with the basics.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant performs tasks required by entrepreneurs or businesses from a remote location. From preparing reports, scheduling appointments, marketing and business branding, to inbound and outbound calls – you can make a Virtual Assistant do your bidding.
How can Virtual Assistants benefit me?
- Reduced Costs
Virtual Assistants are a much cheaper option for a dedicated team member than hiring locally. Check out this info-graphic comparing the costs associated with hiring a full-time local employee vs. a full-time Virtual Assistant.