There are many benefits to having a virtual assistant
Not only is it more convenient but it also reduces operational costs, particularly with regards to salaries, equipment, office space, etc. Hiring a virtual assistant can be a very savvy move for an entrepreneur.
Benefit 1: Virtual Assistants are independent contractors
Most virtual assistants are independent contractors; this means that you do not have to worry about tax payrolls, sick days, vacation pays or workers compensation. You also don’t have to worry about employee benefits like health insurances etc.
Benefit 2: No recruitment or training just plug and play
A Virtual Assistant is also an advantage if you don’t want the hassle of recruiting, hiring, and training a physical assistant. You won’t have to pay any overtime, and yet all your projects will still be on time.
Benefit 3: Only pay for what your use
Virtual assistants are there when you need them. They work according to your schedule meaning that they are available when you need them. You don’t have to worry about hiring part-time employees and trying to find things for them to do during their hours. With a virtual assistant, you only pay for the hours they spent on your project alone. Work assigned to them can also be done after hours.
Benefit 4: Allow you to focus on your business priorities
They take on small daily tasks that need attention. This is beneficial when you have a lot to do and don’t have time to tend to those things because you’re busy building your business.
Benefit 5: They work off site, in their own space
If you do not need an office space or don’t have one, for your personal assistant, then a virtual assistant will come in handy. In this case, you don’t have to spend money to lease office spaces.
Benefit 6: No unnecessary agency fees
With a virtual assistant, you don’t have to pay any agency fees like you would with a temporary employer.
Benefit 7: Readily available skills
You also don’t have to worry or spend any money on employee training. A virtual assistant may possess skills that you desperately need but don’t have time to learn or develop.