Production increases – it has been said that a Virtual Assistant can complete in 10 hours what a hired employee took 30 hours or more to do. Why should this be? Maybe because a VA is concentrating hard, giving you quality time. A VA doesn’t have the distractions of working in an office with other people. You are a client, not the boss, and they want to impress you with their efficiency so you will give them more work.
You can produce more - Laurie Erdman, founder of Chronic Wellness Coaching, found she got twice as much done and increased her revenue by 300% after hiring a VA.. “I have been able to offer twice as many products and courses. My VA does all the back end implementation while I focus on creating content.”
Work quality improves because you are in charge. You set up processes and procedures, and checks and balances, to ensure that the work is done the way you want it done. With clear instructions you can safely leave it to the VA to complete the work promptly and accurately.
A client benefits from the considerable experience that a VA has gained from applying her/his skills in a variety of businesses, with a wide range of different responsibilities, priorities, and personalities.
When the work is done, it’s done, and the costs stop. Work is awarded when and where it is needed, no more and no less. It can be a one-off project for a few hours, or ongoing support with a regular number of hours each week. Either way, there is no need to find work to fill empty hours for an employee.
So, it might seem that the hourly rate is high, but not when you take into account these benefits of having virtual staff. And when you take into account the other costs involved when you employ someone, such as National Insurance and pension contributions. There aren’t the capital costs of recruitment costs, office space and equipment; you pay only for the hours worked, not for lunch breaks, holidays or sickness.
Working with a Virtual Assistant – flexible support just when it’s needed.