How Much a Company Can Save Financially and Time-Wise by Hiring a Virtual Assistant
As a business owner, there are just not enough hours in the day to stay on top of day-to-day work responsibilities, but also think strategically about the long term future of the company. Add to that, family and other non-work commitments and it’s a recipe for quick burnout. Nearly 60 percent of business leaders report feeling ‘used up’ at the end of the work day and when leaders feel depleted that can often trickle down the chain to their employees. One way to alleviate some of those feelings is by utilizing a virtual assistant.
What is a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant (VA) is a person who works remotely and handles any number of tasks related to your business. You determine the scope and hours of their work and with our help, we can find a VA with competency in any software programs or materials your business uses.
What are the benefits of a virtual assistant?
It’s a long list, but the two major benefits are that you will save a tremendous amount of time and money by hiring a VA. According to Best of Budget, a virtual assistant can save you up to 78% on operating costs each year. One of these reasons is because the VA provides the majority of their own equipment – computer, internet connection, work space, etc. The vast majority of VA’s–nearly 90%–are hourly, so you are only paying for time they are working. Surprisingly, research suggests that salaried employees are only productive for about 3 hours out of the typical 8 hour work day. With a VA, you can track their progress and hold them accountable in much the same way you would a salaried employee, but at a far lesser cost.
A VA can save you time by focusing on just about any task you would like to delegate – from social media management to data entry to research and beyond. In fact, renowned investor and entrepreneur, Tim Ferriss, credits virtual assistants with his ability to scale his multiple businesses quickly and efficiently in his best-selling book The 4 Hour Work Week. At Scale Virtually, our VA’s are courteous, professional and prompt, so you can rest assured they are well-equipped to take on a variety of projects.
If you’re in need of a stellar virtual assistant or would like to learn more about what we do, please contact us today.