The benefits are plenty. Besides the obvious benefits of helping take some of the work off your shoulders, there are financial and productivity benefits as well. Small to medium size business owners clearly understand the importance of both when it comes to their bottom line.
Virtual Assistants Save You Money
Hiring a regular employee comes with a much higher cost. Many not as obvious as others. When you hire an employee you need to commit to a set number of working hours. You need to pay someone to do the payroll to ensure all the proper deductions are taken off their cheques. You have to pay for workman’s compensation. You have holiday pay and schedules to worry about. You may even have to offer benefits. Then there’s the office space required to house this employee and the added supplies or equipment that may be required.
A virtual assistant not only saves you the expense and headache of hiring a full time employee, we end up saving you money…how?
- You can choose the amount of time required for only a certain project or a specific task, rather than paying for a full 8 hours whether there’s work or not.
- When all is said and done, and if you eliminate all of the above mentioned, we save you money and cost less.
- No need to worry about benefits. We work as contractors, therefore; we are responsible for taxes and our own benefits.
- We are a tax write off. The hours we work can be included as expenses against your earnings. (Just like that fun business lunch you enjoyed last week!)
Virtual Assistants Save Time and Increase Productivity
Perhaps more valuable than money is your time. We have worked with many small business owners who are completely overwhelmed trying to do every job required to keep the business running. the dream of owning your own business soon becomes more of a burden. Long days take time away from family and friends. Suddenly business owners find themselves living to work instead of working to live.
Saving money and keeping costs low is essential for any business, but if the routine tasks of runing the business wear you down, how can you focus on the true nature of your business and the driving force behind the money?
You should be focusing on creating your products or building your customer base instead of stressing over the million other tasks.
Hiring a virtual assistant may seem like an added, unnecessary expense, but if you can eliminate some of the work and free up more time to focus on sales, your bottom line will increase as will your peace of mind.