Benefits of Using a Virtual Assistant

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In case you were unsure about whether working with a VA is the right thing for you, here’s 10 reasons you really need to hire a VA for your business:

  1. VAs offer flexibility – they are available outside of normal hours, have no minimum hour commitment and are only paid for the hours they work.
  2. VAs have a vested interest in the success of your business, so client confidentiality is paramount and they will treat your business as their own.
  3. VAs allow you to use the same highly skilled, professional every time you outsource work.
  4. You get more time to do what you do best, while leaving the admin to someone else.
  5. Your work will be completed to perfection and delivered on time – or ahead of time.
  6. No recruitment or agency fees incurred.
  7. Your VA will work closely with you to achieve seamless perfection of your projects – no one will ever know it wasn’t completed in-house!
  8. No HR headaches like tax, national insurance or employee benefits.
  9. Employees and temps are paid by you for coffee breaks, toilet visits and time taken for personal calls and issues.
  10. VAs work from their own offices so you won’t have to organise workspace or equipment for them.
  11. By using an SVA Approved virtual assistant you can be assured of the very best standard of customer service and professionalism.
  12. VAs come in all different guises – there will be one out there that suits you and your business perfectly!

What are the costs of employing staff versus using a virtual assistant?
Staff simply cannot work non-stop from the moment they enter the workplace until they leave (they are only human after all).

Assuming a fairly conservative list of distractions and life’s day-to-day aggravations employers could lose an average:

  • 124 productive working hours per year
  • OR 2½ hours per week!

On top of that if you factor in employers’ NI contributions (which currently stand at 12.8% in addition to the employees salary) it becomes apparent that staff are an incredibly expensive commodity that many businesses simply cannot afford.

There are also office space and equipment costs to include in the overall expense of employing just one member of staff. For those who don’t currently employ anyone there are other factors to consider such as employers liability insurance, supervision costs and whether you have the time, motivation or skills to get involved in processing payroll!

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