In this modern age, time management is directly proportional to success. Therefore, an entrepreneur should manage his time carefully in order to succeed. But, in a start-up, there is a lot that needs to be done and that too within sharp time boundaries. Entrepreneurs are swamped with the workload and they have to juggle too many tasks single-handedly. This causes them to lose their focus on their main objective of achieving growth in their business.
A virtual assistant is like a blessing to modern entrepreneurs because they help them manage their time better. By delegating mundane yet critical tasks to a virtual assistant an entrepreneur can free his time to explore new business opportunities. During the initial stages of a start-up, there are high budget constraints and employing full-time employees is not always possible. On the other hand, virtual assistant services are way cheaper compared to hiring physical staff. You do not have to provide/pay for office space, maintenance costs, additional taxes, equipment etc. to a VA. The payroll of a VA is also much lower as you do not have to pay them employee benefits. Hence, it’s also economical for an entrepreneur to appoint a VA.
In the present market condition, being available to customers for 9-10 hours is not enough. Being available 24/7 helps you widen your market reach. But how can 24/7 availability be achieved? Hire a virtual assistant from a different time zone, and rest assured while they deal with your clients. Moreover, the VAs will be there to assist you even during official holidays!
Besides this, while working with a VA you do not have to worry about a temporary shortage of manpower. This is because virtual assistant services provide Extra Support- a backup of other highly trained VAs who can replace the virtual assistant you work with at times of emergency. Virtual assistants will bill you only for the hours they work. If you hire a VA, you don’t need to think of paying for sick days, vacation days or health insurance. This can save a great deal of money for you while providing you with valuable services to operate your business methodically. You just need to pay for the time taken by your virtual assistants to do the tasks delegated by you. Thus in the professional VA world, no work means no money to be paid.