Too much to do and not enough time to do it? No problem. Try hiring a virtual assistant to take the pressure off. Does it look as there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done? Are you or your staff attempting to run a business and, at the same time, keep up with the never-ending demands of running a website? It is time to employ a virtual office assistant. These talented professionals are the ultimate multi taskers. They make your life easier by helping your company run more efficiently.

But just what does a virtual assistant do? And why do you need one? Continue reading to learn the advantages of having a virtual assistant. There was a time when the terms work-at-home, and freelancer, had negative connotations. Not anymore. Nowadays, an impressive 1.91 million UK employees are freelancers. This number is up 25% since 2009! Some of those independent workers are virtual assistants. They work on-line from a remote location and manage specific tasks for a company. Their skills set vary, but some of the most common jobs they perform include:

– Office administration
– Secretarial work
– Transcription/translation
– Data entry/spreadsheets
– Appointment bookings
– Database management
– Proofreading/editing
– IT services
– Graphic design
– Photo editing
– Website design/management
– Accounting/payroll
– Blogging
– Social media marketing

As you can see, there is almost nothing that a VA can’t do! When should I hire a virtual assistant? Anytime is the right time to add another qualified professional to your team. You may want to employ a VA if:

– You are overwhelmed by your current workload.
– You’ve more paperwork than you or your staff can handle.
– You would like to use your time more productively.
– You cannot afford another full-time staff member.
– You need to reduce your stress levels.
– You need something done that you do not have skills to make yourself.

If any of those situations apply to you, there is No doubt you could do with the help from a qualified VA. What if you are on a tight spending budget? Do not worry. Hiring a virtual assistant is most likely more affordable than you think! What’re the advantages of having a virtual assistant? There are more advantages than we could possibly list here. Here are only some examples to consider:

– Reduced labour costs. If you hire another full-time employee, you will not only have to pay a salary, but also: taxes, sick days, holiday leave, worker’s compensation and medical/dental benefits. Virtual assistants work as independent contractors this means they manage all their very own expenses, including taxes and insurance.
– Scalability. Virtual assistants will allow you to scale operations with less risk. Since growth requires capital – and virtual assistants are a comparatively cost-effective alternative to employees – you can substantially reduce your costs and instead invest your money back into your business.
– Productivity. Productivity is very important in our personal as well as professional lives. As a business owner of a small or either large firm, it’s very important that you stay productive for your business to grow and succeed.
– Flexibility. One advantage of hiring a virtual assistant is the flexibility to contract for just the services they need. Hiring virtual resources also increases the flexibility of any business to deliver services faster. If you’re looking for a virtual assistant that offers flexibility, you’re in the right place! Want to know more about our Flexi Virtual Assistant Plan or other services? Call our team on +44 (0) 7734 221544 or email us at enquiries@globalvirtualpartners.com. Once you are ready for the service to start all you need to do is give us 12 hours’ notice and we will get the account up and running for you.