A virtual assistant is a flexible worker who has experience and capacity to perform a wide range of tasks. As their job title suggests, virtual assistants work with clients and employers virtually. When you hire a virtual assistant, you can give them instructions online for tasks that they can accomplish even when you are not in the same office.

Running a business requires taking on many tasks and responsibilities. In many cases, it can be overwhelming, and you may need support daily.

As a business grows, it may require greater efforts to help support this growth. This means that you may need to acquire new resources to avoid overloading yourself and to help keep your business on track.

There are several benefits of hiring a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant can give you more time and freedom to focus on doing the things that you love. Virtual assistants enable people to focus on important tasks that drive business growth. We have put together a list of just some of many benefits of hiring a virtual assistant:

1. Reduced labour costs. Virtual assistants operate as an independent contractor. This means they are responsible for their own taxes, insurance and other expenses. They are paid for their time and only their time.
2. Saving on office space. Virtual assistants work remotely, most of the time from their home office. They use the latest technology to streamline their work and keep in touch with their clients – so you can save on costs such as ordering a new desk and buying a computer. This is a win-win particularly if you happen to work remotely or independently yourself.
3. Increased productivity. An assistant will take care of small but necessary tasks on your behalf. These tasks often take time, leaving you with very little time to actually grow your business or look after your clients. A virtual assistant will allow you to increase your own productivity, as well as that of your company. Virtual assistants are self-employed and, therefore, very motivated and reliable.
4. Flexibility. Virtual assistants offer flexibility – they are available outside of normal hours, have no minimum hour commitment and are only paid for the hours they work.
5. Focus on the bigger picture. By outsourcing some of your ‘non-core’ or ‘just can’t get to’ projects to a virtual assistant gives you more time to concentrate on more important tasks, such as prospecting new customers and generating revenue.
6. Round-the-clock services. By hiring a team of virtual personal assistants for your business, you can operate 24/7 even when you’re sleeping.
7. Your business benefits from a varied skillset. You could spend a lot of money outsourcing to different suppliers for the likes of social media management, newsletter campaigns, credit control, event management etc. These costs all add up. Most virtual assistants have years of experience and bring their own skillset to manage all these tasks for you – all in one place – one monthly bill – with complete transparency.
8. More time on your hands. Hiring a virtual assistant means you can prioritize your tasks and work on the things that require your primary focus. This helps saving time with all those jobs that were exhausting your energy.
9. Virtual assistants provide quality output. Virtual assistants’ reputation and business success depend accordingly on how they amaze their clients. They will surely give the best that they can. They continually educate themselves in what’s new and trending and on what are the latest techniques and studies related to their field of expertise. Sometimes virtual assistants can surpass the performance of regular employees.
10. Make your business more agile. As recent events have made undeniably clear, companies must be built to embrace change if they hope to thrive over time. As various forms of uncertainty cast traditional business models into doubt, adaptability is a prized attribute across industries. If your goal is to stay flexible for whatever the future holds, having a virtual assistant/s is an optimal strategy. In terms of scalability, you can easily augment your workforce with new talent, staffing specifically to seize new opportunities. Similarly, if major pivots or innovations are necessary, your organisation won’t be inhibited by a particular location or office design.

Final thoughts…
Whatever stage of your business journey you are at right now, chances are you’ve invested a lot of time, energy and money. Now it’s time to start getting serious. You want to land those big clients, you want to get ahead of the competition, be a leader in your industry and get the financial rewards that go with that.

Virtual assistants truly are the unsung heroes of today’s workforce. CEOs and entrepreneurs credit their virtual co-workers as the best way to scale and grow their companies quickly and effectively, especially as operations become more complex and in-house resources are maxed out.

As your business grows, there comes a point when you need to delegate work.

“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.” – John C. Maxwell.

We, at Global Virtual Partners, are passionate about helping busy executives and businesses achieve their personal and professional goals.

We assist all kinds of businesses, be it online or traditional, find great value and profit through the use of virtual professionals. We deliver value for our clients by making processes smarter, organisations more efficient and customer experiences better. We understand business and offer client-focused solutions. Our success depends on developing strong, valued relationships with existing and future clients.

Global Virtual Partners is a one-stop-solution firm for hiring virtual assistants. As a boutique virtual assistant firm, our passion is to make sure you always feel you are our only client and that we have your back. Global Virtual Partners unique model addresses the needs of today’s businesses and their teams. We consolidate all the key areas of business support into a single support model while giving customers the flexibility to choose any service required for their business. We truly understand that your success is our success. Get in touch here to find out more about our services and pricing plans.