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Andy Steuer
By Andy Steuer #outsourcing July 25, 2017

As a business owner, you have enough to worry about.You have to manage all of your business operations as well as the various departments in your business. By hiring a remote virtual assistant you can not only focus on running your business but enjoy the following advantages.

1. Reduce Your Labor Costs

Hiring a remote virtual assistant is much more economically efficient than hiring a local candidate. This also means that you don’t have to worry about payroll taxes, vacations, sick days or OSHA regulations. You save yourself a lot of time and hassle in addition to the savings in costs that come with hiring local workers. It’s a win-win situation for everybody.

2. Get Help When You Need It (Even Outside of Regular Work Hours)

Remote virtual assistants are dispersed around the world. This means that they are able to cover a full 24-hour cycle thanks to time zone differences. You can have a remote virtual assistant on-call no matter what time of day it is. Plus you only have to pay them according to the number of time they spent working on your project.

3. Drive Business Growth

Not only can the remote virtual assistant drive business growth by providing an extra pair of hands, but also you are entering into a strategic partnership with the outsourcing company. They will provide you with a talented virtual assistant who is keen on keeping you as a client and you get a very affordable, yet productive worker. More production for less money is a good combination.

4. Get Access to a Wider Pool of Talent

Since you do not have to worry about geographical restrictions, you can access the best talent countries have to offer. Your virtual assistant will thoroughly understand your business and you will see this knowledge reflected in every task that they accomplish. The virtual assistant will be a regular team member who happens to work remotely.

5. Improve Your Online Presence

Thanks to your virtual assistant, you will be able to answer more customer inquiries in a shorter amount of time. Plus, it will work wonders for your social media campaigns because you will be able to post more interesting content across all of your social media platforms. This means more of a customer outreach which will turn into greater amounts of leads and, ultimately, sales.

6. Turn a Weak Area Into a Strong Suit

If you are not a math wiz but you still need to keep track of company expenses, why not hire an assistant who is a math wiz. It doesn’t even have to be math. Whatever you are not the best in, find someone to fill this void. Your personal assistant can help you become organized, answer your e-mails and gather information for you. In other words, whatever you need, there is a personal assistant out there who can do it.

7. Have More Time For Yourself

Sometimes you have accomplished the important things that you needed during the week, but those little things have snowballed into urgent tasks. This doesn’t allow you to get the time off that you need. The virtual assistant can take this pressure of you so you can have more time for yourself and your family.

8. Leave the Recruiting to the Outsourcing Company

If you want to hire a local worker, this means that you will need your HR department to recruit and interview candidates. This is a very time consuming and expensive process. When you hire a virtual assistant, the outsourcing company would worry about the recruiting and interviewing for you. You will simply need to provide the necessary credentials that this person needs to have. And, of course, once the perfect candidate is found, you can also interview them yourself to give the final approval.  

9. No Overhead Costs to Worry About

A regular office employee needs a workstation which includes a computer, the internet, telephone lines, and other office machines. When you hire a virtual assistant, the outsourcing company will worry about this for you. You get the productivity of a regular office employee without all the associated costs.

10.  No Training Costs

If you need somebody with a specific skillset, you do not have to spend time and money on training your employees. Simply tell your requirements to the outsourcing company and they will find someone with this set of skills. Think about what you can do with all that money you saved on employee training.

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