Time and money: the 2 most important assets for any business owner.
Maximising both of these precious resources doesn’t only give you the peace-of-mind, but also the freedom to growing your business.
Not to mention, all the time you’ll get to spend with your family or chasing your own hobbies!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: hiring a virtual assistant can be one of the best decisions a small or medium business owner can make, not just for business but also in your personal life.
Here are just some ways a virtual assistant can get your wasted time back.
A virtual assistant can take care of scheduling and making appointments
Not all of us were blessed with a great sense of organisation. It’s annoying in our private lives, and in business, it can be downright deadly – what happens if you mix up jobs, invoices or meetings?
Scheduling your daily and weekly appointments on your own can eat up considerable amounts of your time. Making confirmations, scheduling meetings and building a coherent timetable… the list of arrangements never ends!
Some of us need someone else to keep us on time and organise our tasks for us.
Luckily for you, one of the most common tasks your virtual staff can take on is the role of personal assistant.
Your virtual PA will take on the task of organising your schedule. They’ll set the day, time, venue and other details for your meet et voila – your schedule has been plotted out with no effort on your part.
You save time by not making calls, follow-up calls and minor clarifications. It mightn’t seem like a lot, but it adds up!
How business outsourcing takes the grunt-work off your hands
A lot of what we do each day is “grunt-work”. Getting rid of this repetitive, boilerplate type of work is what virtual assistant services specialise in!
For starters, how many hours do you spend fixing a presentation and putting together slides? Or compiling reports for your clients? Even a simple report with images or graphics can take an hour or two depending on what you want to include.
A virtual assistant takes this work off your hands, allowing you to focus on what you want to present.
Doing research also eats significant amounts of time. Tracking down and verifying sources and links can be easily handed off to a virtual assistant who can do the research and give you the information that you need.
And we haven’t even gotten started on things like data entry either!
These are just some of the types of boilerplate work virtual assistant services can take off your hands. Click here for a full list of services a business outsourcing provider can offer.
Dealing with customer support and sales… without lifting a finger!
Does your business deal with a huge volume of customer service enquiries each day?
The customer service element of your business can be a huge time investment – trust me, I’ve been there myself.
Voice and non-voice customer service can take up huge stretches of your time. You’ll have to check, read, verify details and think of solutions to answer enquiries. And if you get a difficult customer, chances are they’re going to be on your case for a while!
Add to this the fact that not all of us have the right temperament for customer service, and you’ve got a real headache in the making.
Virtual assistants can provide all sorts of customer support. Whether it’s calls, emails or live chat, business outsourcing can save you hours of time.
Not to mention, you won’t have to deal with the stress of talking or responding to irate customers either. Just remember to let your virtual assistant know how much you appreciate them taking care of that for you!
How outsourcing cuts down on learning
Many small business owners have this idea that as the business owner, they need to do everything themselves. They pore over books in their down time and attend crash courses in their quest to learn everything there is to know.
It’s admirable. However, it’s totally unnecessary… not to mention, a huge time-sink!
Virtual staff don’t just perform tasks like organising schedules. Business outsourcing services like VirtualStaff365 can also source virtual assistants for highly-skilled roles as well, like:
IT professionals, like programmers and engineers
What this means for you is that you don’t have to spend any of your time learning how to do these things yourself.
The result? More time for you.
A VA can do your bookkeeping
Handling all financial aspects of your business is stressful, not to mention challenging! You often need to backtrack expenses, cash flows, sales reports and invoices in order to arrive at concrete, accurate numbers.
Bookkeeping can be one of the most complicated and time-consuming task that any business owner wouldn’t want to do. So it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular processes to hand off to a business outsourcing provider!
A virtual assistant can do it all: the inputs, tracking, reviewing, and financial reporting.
At VirtualStaff365, we take great care to ensure that all of our virtual assistants have the skills to do the job asked of them. Our thorough process includes a careful assessment of your needs and several rounds of interviews. We can even provide testing if you want to be 100% sure.
That means you can trust your virtual assistant to get your numbers right the first time. You won’t even have to check them to know that they’re accurate!
Take your time back with the help of Virtualstaff365!
Business outsourcing and virtual staffing are all about saving you time.
If you feel like you don’t have enough of it, you’ve come to the right place!
Virtualstaff365 connects businesses like yours with effective outsourcing solutions for your needs.
Best of all, we save you time hiring as well. We take care of everything, from the job posting, sourcing, recruitment, onboarding, training, payroll and many more!
Discuss your requirements with us today at (03) 8842 4300, or contact us online to find the perfect outsourcing solutions for your business.