As a business owner myself, I completely understand your reservations. Your business is your baby – it can be hard to let someone else work with it.
This is even harder when that person is based overseas.
If you ask me, virtual assistant services hold the key to getting your time back – and at an affordable rate, too.
However, many business owners are hesitant to delegate and hire a virtual assistant. Some have second-thoughts.
At VirtualStaff365, we’ve heard them all. Today, we’ll be running through some of the more common reasons for hesitating, and why you shouldn’t worry.
Reason 1: “It’s too complicated”
Hiring virtual staff certainly sounds like a complex task. Hiring additional staff is already a lot of work – interviews, paperwork, superannuation… the list goes on and on.
Add thousands of kilometres of distance to the mix and you have a recipe for a killer headache.
This makes many business owners wary of hiring a virtual assistant. As a result, many choose instead to power through understaffed and overworked.
Bringing on virtual staff to ease your workload needn’t be complex. If you want, you don’t even need to lift a finger yourself!
Business owners like you needn’t go it alone. An outsourcing provider such as VirtualStaff365 does everything for you:
- Writing and posting job descriptions
- Selection and interviews
- Competency testing and onboarding
Our work doesn’t just end there, however. VirtualStaff365 can also double as a HR branch for your virtual staff. We’ll look after time tracking, payroll and overall staff management so you don’t have to.
Best of all? You can be as hands-on (or hands-off) as you want.
Reason 2: ‘Outsourcing solutions are too expensive’
Price is a huge factor in your decision-making. It runs underneath all of your business decisions.
So it stands to reason that it’s also one of the most common worries that business owners have when hiring virtual staff.
Many write off virtual assistant services, assuming that the price tag is too high to manage.
If you’re setting up a large call centre or overseas factory like many big companies, then of course that’s going to be expensive.
But if you’re a small or medium business looking for someone to look after your bookkeeping, it can easily be budgeted for!
For starters, most virtual staff work remotely from the convenience of their homes using their own computers and internet connection. That immediately eliminates renting an office space, buying office equipment and utilities as an overhead.
More importantly, virtual staff are just cheaper, full stop. We source workers from the Philippines. This is one of the most popular choices for outsourcing, the main reason being that wages there are anywhere between 50-80% cheaper!
And the cherry on top? At VirtualStaff365, there are no hidden costs, set-up fees or recruitment costs. You pay the same flat monthly fee from beginning to end.
Reason 3: “Virtual staff are only good for limited tasks”
Most of the businesses that hire virtual staff use them to take the repetitive, boilerplate work off their hands:
- Data entry
- Routine emails and customer service
- Personal assistants
These are important duties. However, they’ve also given birth to the misconception that these types of repetitive jobs are the only thing virtual assistant services are good for.
There’s no limit on what roles you can fill with a virtual assistant. If a role doesn’t require a physical presence, usually we can find somebody to fill it.
Virtual workers can do hundreds of different tasks and aren’t limited to answering calls and emails. That includes:
- Accountants and bookkeepers
- Graphic designers
- Web developers
Your virtual assistant provider can even connect you to specialists. In the past, we’ve sourced engineers, architectural draftspeople and even legal assistants.
Reason 4: “I’ll be fine on my own”
Many business owners who have a “can-do” attitude. It’s an essential quality if you want your business to survive in the long-term.
They’re constantly switched on. They’re constantly learning new things and experimenting. They put their noses to the grindstone and don’t let up.
You’ve done well for yourself so far. Do you really need to bring on a virtual assistant?
Yes, yes you do!
While this is a fantastic trait to have, many business owners take it too far. They fall into the trap of thinking that as business owner, they need to take care of everything personally. “Delegation” becomes a dirty word.
Simply put, very few people can keep up with all that work.
Eventually, you’ll run into something you can’t do on your own. Alternatively, you could end up working yourself to an early grave!
Needless to say, neither of these are ideal outcomes.
The solution? Talk to an outsourcing provider! They’ll help you assess your requirements and budget, and come up with outsourcing solutions for you.
Need a hand hiring virtual staff?
Touch base with VirtualStaff365!
Hiring virtual staff can be one of the best decisions you make. And not just from a business standpoint either – virtual staff can also help you achieve a healthier work-life balance too.
Now that you know the truth, the next step is to get in contact with a virtual staffing agency!
VirtualStaff365 takes the stress out of hiring process. Our specialty is helping small and medium-sized businesses like yours achieve the results that you want.
We do this by making it simple. We hold your hand every step of the way and do all the heavy lifting for you. All of this comes with a guarantee: if things aren’t working out, you can walk away with a mere 24-hours notice.
Contact Virtualstaff365 today at (03) 8842 4300 and find the right virtual staff for your business today!