5 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help Maximize Your Business’s Productivity
— Jul 1, 2013 —
Assistants are administrative professionals who work remotely for your
business. Hiring a Virtual Assistant can
significantly and positively impact your business’s productivity.
effective—because they work remotely, virtual assistants are extremely cost
effective; there is no need to rent extra office space to accommodate a new
worker. Whereas an in-house, full-time
assistant may cost you upwards of $65,000, employing a virtual assistant is a
great opportunity to reduce costs because you only pay for hours worked.
are often specialists. Of course, they
are experts in administration, but in addition, many VAs also possess unique
skillsets—and they’re great at them. Photoshop
and InDesign expertise can be extremely beneficial to a business that focuses
on digital and/or direct mail marketing.
Videographers and media editing experts are great additions for a
business looking to video blog.
your VA the same way you would an in-house assistant streamlines your business
and non-business operations. A VA who
understands your personal and professional responsibilities can be more
effective in scheduling and meeting coordination, decision-making, and
are 5 (of many) things you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant to boost your business’s
your VA check your emails. According to
a 2012 study by McKinsey Global Institute, we spend nearly one-third of our
work time managing emails. By
outsourcing your email management to a VA, you will instantly gain over 2.5
hours of your work time back—imagine the innovation and creativity you can
foster for your business in that time!
repetitive tasks to your VA. Ad
placement, weekly newsletters and scheduling are just a few of the daunting,
repetitive tasks we take on week after week.
Outsource these boring, monotonous tasks to a VA effectively by
providing them with templates and step-by-step procedures to abide by.
loves a good deal, but searching for the best flight and hotel options, even
with the help of travel sites, is time consuming. If you’re always on the go, hiring a VA to
research travel deals for you will free up a significant amount of time you already
support and mediation. Not everyone was
born with impeccable patience and people skills. Hiring a patient, customer service-oriented
administrative professional to handle your customer service inquiries, moderate
blog comments, or respond to email queries not only saves you time, it may even
reduce the speed of that receding hairline, too.
SEO is a never-ending task. Meta-tagging
your pages and images, and optimizing for keyword searches is a daunting task
even for intermediate web designers.
Hire a VA who specializes in webpage design, or understands the basics
of HTML. As your search ranking
increases, so will the customers, and now you’ll have ample time to interact,
build relationships and sell, sell, sell.
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