As your Virtual Assistant, it’s my job to help you focus your attention on the areas of your business that will help it grow.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

As your Virtual Assistant, it’s my job to take "busy-work" off your hands and help reduce wasted time so you can focus your attention on growing your business and saving on your bottom line. You may not require permanent employees to complete some tasks. It doesn't make any sense to pay an individual to sit around an office solely answering phones while waiting for assignments or responsibilities. Many businesses also lose money each year due to unproductive employees. Let's see what makes Virtual Assistants stand out from permanent or temporary employees.

10 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

1. Cost Effective Savings

A business can spend a significant amount of money maintaining a safe, comfortable working environment for their staff. Most companies also provide employee benefits, perks, and added bonuses for their employees and staff. It would prove much more cost effective if the company decides to hire a "virtual assistant" per an hourly rate or per assigned contract for tasks as they come saving time and money. The VA sits in the comfort of their own home office space completing assignments for you.

2. Virtual Assistants Are More Productive

Worried about productivity rates? There is a productivity rate for just about any task. Time equals money. Virtual assistants work quickly and accurately as they are focused on how many tasks and projects they can get done in a specific time period. If they are left with no assignments and nothing to do, they do not get paid.

3. Virtual Assistants Often Have Specialized Skills

Just as a permanent job applicant emphasizes their skills on an application, the virtual assistant emphasizes their skills in their online summary or profile. The VA, however, takes specialized to the next level, as they are responsible for keeping their own skills up to par. The more specialized training and classes they take, the more well-rounded they become. They make themselves "virtually" indispensable.

4. A Company Can Sample a Virtual Assistant's Work in Depth

The more experience the merrier. When hiring a VA, the company is not concerned in job-length by years. As a regular job applicant, many companies seek individuals that have at least stayed in one position for approximately one year. In the VA world, their work is viewed upon as assignments and samples. Many of which can be found online and or in their work portfolio. They often also have written recommendations from past assignments.

5. Virtual Assistants Can Work with Little or No Supervision

While VAs have an assignment deadline to maintain, they are not under constant pressure or under the watch of a supervisor. Most VAs are highly responsible and excel in time management skills. They are contractors in business for themselves. Their time is precious and they are able to maintain their own schedules. They are also able to utilize flex-time and work at times they feel most productive for them.

6. Advanced Technology Skills

Virtual Assistants possess up to date technology skills and have reliable equipment. They must also know how to work remotely. Most understand how to do the simplest technological tasks such as, faxing to a more difficult task, such as, designing an in-depth Power-Point presentation. If they do not have the skills, they will not take on the assignment. Training and keeping up to date is the responsibility of the VA and not the company.

7. Virtual Assistants Have Small Turn-Over Rate

Virtual Assistants possess up to date technology skills and have reliable equipment. They must also know how to work remotely. Most understand how to do the simplest technological tasks such as, faxing to a more difficult task, such as, designing an in-depth Power-Point presentation. If they do not have the skills, they will not take on the assignment. Training and keeping up to date is the responsibility of the VA and not the company.

8. Virtual Assistants Know How To "Network" And Find Answers

As mentioned earlier, while VAs have a deadline, they work on their own specified schedules. Many companies do not offer flex-time to permanent employees. When an employee has an emergency, it is difficult for them to leave the office causing them stress. Working parents run into this problem often, especially during the summer or when a child falls ill. Setting your own hours, vacation and personal time is entirely less stressful. I believe that less stress also adds to enhanced productivity.

9. Some Virtual Assistants Are Available 24/7

As mentioned earlier, while VAs have a deadline, they work on their own specified schedules. Many companies do not offer flex-time to permanent employees. When an employee has an emergency, it is difficult for them to leave the office causing them stress. Working parents run into this problem often, especially during the summer or when a child falls ill. Setting your own hours, vacation and personal time is entirely less stressful. I believe that less stress also adds to enhanced productivity.

10. Virtual Assistants Do Not Have Time for Idle "Chit-Chat"

No water cooler conversations exist in the VA world. The VA works independently. While individuals in a corporation are usually bound by confidentiality agreements, there are always those who leak information and by the time the information gets passed around the office it gets modified and could pose as a liability. Virtual Assistants are also bound by confidentiality agreements, but being that they are basically working alone there is a lesser chance of data leaks; hence a decreased or lowered liability.

 

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As your Virtual Assistant, it’s my job to help you focus your attention on the areas of your business that will help it grow.

As your Virtual Assistant, it’s my job to help you focus your attention on the areas of your business that will help it grow.

As your Virtual Assistant, it’s my job to help you focus your attention on the areas of your business that will help it grow.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

As your Virtual Assistant, it’s my job to take "busy-work" off your hands and help reduce wasted time so you can focus your attention on growing your business and saving on your bottom line. You may not require permanent employees to complete some tasks. It doesn't make any sense to pay an individual to sit around an office solely answering phones while waiting for assignments or responsibilities. Many businesses also lose money each year due to unproductive employees. Let's see what makes Virtual Assistants stand out from permanent or temporary employees.

10 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

10 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

1. Cost Effective Savings

A business can spend a significant amount of money maintaining a safe, comfortable working environment for their staff. Most companies also provide employee benefits, perks, and added bonuses for their employees and staff. It would prove much more cost effective if the company decides to hire a "virtual assistant" per an hourly rate or per assigned contract for tasks as they come saving time and money. The VA sits in the comfort of their own home office space completing assignments for you.

2. Virtual Assistants Are More Productive

Worried about productivity rates? There is a productivity rate for just about any task. Time equals money. Virtual assistants work quickly and accurately as they are focused on how many tasks and projects they can get done in a specific time period. If they are left with no assignments and nothing to do, they do not get paid.

3. Virtual Assistants Often Have Specialized Skills

Just as a permanent job applicant emphasizes their skills on an application, the virtual assistant emphasizes their skills in their online summary or profile. The VA, however, takes specialized to the next level, as they are responsible for keeping their own skills up to par. The more specialized training and classes they take, the more well-rounded they become. They make themselves "virtually" indispensable.

4. A Company Can Sample a Virtual Assistant's Work in Depth

The more experience the merrier. When hiring a VA, the company is not concerned in job-length by years. As a regular job applicant, many companies seek individuals that have at least stayed in one position for approximately one year. In the VA world, their work is viewed upon as assignments and samples. Many of which can be found online and or in their work portfolio. They often also have written recommendations from past assignments.

5. Virtual Assistants Can Work with Little or No Supervision

While VAs have an assignment deadline to maintain, they are not under constant pressure or under the watch of a supervisor. Most VAs are highly responsible and excel in time management skills. They are contractors in business for themselves. Their time is precious and they are able to maintain their own schedules. They are also able to utilize flex-time and work at times they feel most productive for them.

6. Advanced Technology Skills

Virtual Assistants possess up to date technology skills and have reliable equipment. They must also know how to work remotely. Most understand how to do the simplest technological tasks such as, faxing to a more difficult task, such as, designing an in-depth Power-Point presentation. If they do not have the skills, they will not take on the assignment. Training and keeping up to date is the responsibility of the VA and not the company.

7. Virtual Assistants Have Small Turn-Over Rate

Virtual Assistants possess up to date technology skills and have reliable equipment. They must also know how to work remotely. Most understand how to do the simplest technological tasks such as, faxing to a more difficult task, such as, designing an in-depth Power-Point presentation. If they do not have the skills, they will not take on the assignment. Training and keeping up to date is the responsibility of the VA and not the company.

8. Virtual Assistants Know How To "Network" And Find Answers

As mentioned earlier, while VAs have a deadline, they work on their own specified schedules. Many companies do not offer flex-time to permanent employees. When an employee has an emergency, it is difficult for them to leave the office causing them stress. Working parents run into this problem often, especially during the summer or when a child falls ill. Setting your own hours, vacation and personal time is entirely less stressful. I believe that less stress also adds to enhanced productivity.

9. Some Virtual Assistants Are Available 24/7

As mentioned earlier, while VAs have a deadline, they work on their own specified schedules. Many companies do not offer flex-time to permanent employees. When an employee has an emergency, it is difficult for them to leave the office causing them stress. Working parents run into this problem often, especially during the summer or when a child falls ill. Setting your own hours, vacation and personal time is entirely less stressful. I believe that less stress also adds to enhanced productivity.

10. Virtual Assistants Do Not Have Time for Idle "Chit-Chat"

No water cooler conversations exist in the VA world. The VA works independently. While individuals in a corporation are usually bound by confidentiality agreements, there are always those who leak information and by the time the information gets passed around the office it gets modified and could pose as a liability. Virtual Assistants are also bound by confidentiality agreements, but being that they are basically working alone there is a lesser chance of data leaks; hence a decreased or lowered liability.

 

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Copyright © 2017 - J. Burkart Design, LLC