It’s a fact, virtual assistants need business in order to thrive, so they also need to do well on each and every project they’re hired to handle. They want you to rehire them for your next project and the only way to get you to do that is for the VA to produce excellent work each and every time.
Because VA’s are outsourced, YOU, as the employer, aren’t responsible for paying for a VA’s health insurance, annual vacation, medical leave, or any other employee benefits that you cover for your in-house staff. VA’s are responsible for paying for all of their needs such as health, life and dental insurance, vacations, and leaves of absence.
Companies that do everything themselves have much overhead costs. A virtual assistant solution can provide a cost structure and economy of scale to give your firm an important competitive advantage.
If you don’t like the work of one VA, you never have to fill out lengthy evaluations describing why the work they did for you was substandard; you simply don’t hire them to do any more projects for you. On the other hand, if you like a VA’s work, you can hire them again and again.
VA’s work either from their home or from an office they pay for. They won’t actually be doing the work at your place of business. So, you don’t have to deal with an employee’s tardiness or chronic habits of calling in sick; both of which can cost you money.
Virtual assistants are working on other projects besides yours so they’ve already had to have their own computers, scanners, printers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies. This means you never have to worry about buying new equipment or paying to have broken equipment serviced when you outsource your work to a VA. Broken and nonfunctioning equipment will be an issue of the past too.
Those guys are expensive! Fortunately, you aren’t responsible for paying for the maintenance or repair of a VA’s equipment. That responsibility lies solely with the VA. As long as they get the finished project done correctly and they get it to you on time, their equipment issues won’t cost you worry, time, or, most importantly, money.
Unlike your in house staff who come in at 8:00 or 9:00 o’clock in the morning and leave at 5:00 or 6:00 o’clock in the evening, when you outsource your work to a virtual assistant, they’ll work during their best times of the day in order that your project turns out as perfectly as it possibly can. This may be for a longer or shorter period of time than the “old-fashioned” eight hour day, but it won’t matter to you because you’re not paying any more or less no matter what time of day your VA works, or how long they spend working.
Most small firms simply can’t afford to match the in-house office support services that larger companies maintain. Virtual assistant services can help small firms act “big” by giving them access to the same economies of scale, efficiency, and expertise that large companies enjoy.
Every business has limited resources, and every manager has limited time and bandwidth. Virtual assistant services can help your business to shift its focus from nonessential activities to more essential work that serves the customer and can free up time for managers to set priorities with more clarity.