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  • Writer's pictureKeira Simpson @Daisy Days

Can working with a Virtual Assistant really benefit you and your business?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

When people ask me ‘What is a Virtual Assistant?’ I briefly say ‘I provide Administration and PA support to small businesses, whilst working remotely’. That’s the basic gist of it.

One of my clients had said recently… “It’s blooming amazing having a Virtual Assistant”.

And here is why…

The right Virtual Assistant (VA) is essential to the success of your business. You will know that you have found the ‘right one’ as their enthusiasm to help you will be similar to yours, as they are too, striving to be the best they can be. You will feel supported and have a sense of relief as you will be able to work together to finally get those forever increasing ‘to do’s’ off of that list. The VA will have the skills and qualities to complete the tasks with minimal training, rewarding you with extra time. Therefore, the additional time will allow you to focus on all the other areas of your business that you didn’t have time for previously.

Imagine waking up on Monday morning with a clear focus and having a huge weight taken off of your shoulders, knowing that the hundreds of small tasks that usually spin around in your head are no more. They are now on someone else’s to do list.

Are you beginning to ask yourself 'Will this VA actually be able to help me?'

Adopting to working with a VA can mean changing the way you work. This can be an unsettling thought as most of us are uncomfortable with change, however, once the heavy weight of some of the day to day tasks have been lifted, you will soon reap all of the rewards and benefits of having a VA at hand.

A VA will work remotely and works similar to an employee who is based in the office - technology has allowed this. If their service is personable and they are on hand as to when you need them, then you should not impact too much of a change from not having them in the office with you.

They will provide an element of structure and you will only pay for the hours of support that are worked by your VA. This immediately reduces the work and cost that may go into having an office-based employee, such as:

- Recruitment costs,

- Finding a member of staff an environment to work in,

- Providing working benefits that will add extra cost to your company for example; Holiday Pay, Pension Scheme, Private Health and Sick Pay.

A VA is known for wearing different hats which allows them to be flexible in the work that they can do, as they are highly skilled and experienced in administration. They are up to speed with technology and new software and extremely good at multi-tasking. Something that may take you a long time to complete, could take a VA half the time.

Speaking from experience, their enthusiasm for their work is extremely high as they too are business owners themselves. With that comes the responsibility of keeping a strong reputation in the field, they have pride in their work and want to be the best that they can be, providing you with an excellent service.

Another added bonus coupled together with the affordable cost, is that a VA will be a confident networker. They will be introduced to new businesses and people regularly, allowing them to bring great ideas and recommendations to you and your business.

The ultimate goal of a VA is to help you to build your business by giving you the time and energy to do what you do best - work with your clients and do the things that you are good at.

So if you asked me to give a two word answer to the question ‘What is the main benefit of working with a Virtual Assistant?’

I’d simply say ‘Life changing!'

Are you asking yourself ‘Could A Virtual Assistant help me?’ Then take a quick look here for affordable Administration and PA support for your business.


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