Having to hire more help is a good thing, but it can also be extremely nerve-racking because small business owners are reluctant to just let anyone touch or be a part of something they hold so near and dear to their hearts. I haven’t spoken to any successful small business owners that don’t completely adore their practices and view their business a child. Even if they don’t say it, you know it when you talk to them. They want to know that they can trust the person that they hire and that he or she can help them take their business to the next level.
In the past, to find someone that fits the mold, you would had to give them a competitive salary, benefits, paid vacations, etc. Then the Virtual Assistant industry came along, which has been a life saver for many business owners, but some are still hesitant to jump on board.
The only conclusion I could come to was that many of them don’t have a clear understanding of what a Virtual Assistant can offer or what they’ve been able to do for other small business owners.
Virtual Assistants are the Future
When a small business owner experiences growth, they are forced to hire additional help or run the risk of becoming stagnant. But with additional help comes more responsibilities and most importantly added expenses. I understand that certain situations call for onsite help, but in many cases, a Virtual Assistant would be the best solution especially if you’re trying to be budget conscious.
Do You Need a Virtual Assistant?
Let me ask you a question. Have you ever found yourself doing minor tasks (or tasks outside of your expertise) that take up a ton of time?
Small business owners find themselves facing this issue all the time. They end up having to do administrative tasks that take them away from activities that generate revenue or exhausting energy trying to learn something new. Instead of going out and getting prospects, they’re stuck behind their laptops at the end of the day doing data entry, bookkeeping, website maintenance or other things they really don’t enjoy.
It doesn’t always make sense to hire an employee because you don’t need full time help and you’ll end up spending more money than it’s worth. So what often happens is…you’ll make the decision to do the work yourself which end in being overworked and frustrated.
A simple solution to this is to hire a Virtual Assistant. Unlike a traditional employee, Virtual Assistants don’t require benefits, a monthly salary, office space, etc. You only pay a Virtual Assistant for the work they do. So, you’ll never have to worry about having to give someone pointless busy work to justify their salary or wonder if they’re milking the clock.
Hire for Professional Skills
In the past Virtual Assistants were thought of as order takers that did simple administrative tasks. Sure, some of them are but the profession has matured, and several Virtual Assistant companies have developed into agencies that can provide an array of professional services at fractions of the cost of hiring an employee.
Companies like Apex Virtual Solutions aren’t just a one man or one-woman VA show, they have a team of professionals with vast skill sets. When you hire an established multi-virtual assistant company, you essentially acquire a team that can help you with any and everything you may need. We can do everything but bring you coffee, unless your favorite is the virtual cup, lol.
Virtual Assistants can help with administrative tasks, but they can also help with things like:
- Website Design/Makeover
- Website Maintenance
- Lead Generation
- Content Curation
- Social Media Management
- Email Marketing
- Marketing Strategies
No matter how much you love your business, the goal is to generate enough revenue to handle all your expenses and live the life you’ve dreamed. What I’ve learned over the years is that income isn’t always the problem, sometimes retaining the money is an even bigger issue.
As small business owners make more money, they tend to spend more. Their office spaces soak up a large portion of their profits and the expenses of onsite employees eat up another large chunk.
The way we do business is constantly evolving, thus the emergence of more shared workspaces and people choosing to work from home. Along with the changes in the workspace, has come a change in the way we hire and outsource. Virtual Assistants are proving to be the way of the future for many small business owners.
If you’re looking for cost-effective ways to generate more revenue or simply cut costs in your business, give Apex Virtual Solutions a call at 866-874-3647. We have a team of professionals ready to help you take your business to the next level.