Top 5 Reasons to Use a Virtual Assistant

September 21, 2017



The use of Virtual Assistants within UK businesses is increasing as each year passes because business owners are really seeing the benefits of having a truly flexible addition to their workforce. Whether you need someone for a couple of hours a week or simply to take on an additional ad hoc project, a Virtual Assistant could be just the solution you’re looking for.


1) Ridding Yourself of Boring Admin

Although a necessity for any business, not everyone enjoys the tasks which some view as mundane and many more just don’t have the time to complete them; typing, sending out invoices, research, customer correspondence, writing marketing copy, proofreading documents, preparing reports… the list really is endless. But no matter how much you may hate completing those tasks, the reality is that your business won’t survive unless someone bites the bullet and gets them done. A Virtual Assistant can take care of all those time-consuming tasks, leaving you to concentrate on everything else that needs doing!


2) Getting Quality Time Back in Your Day

Some people just don’t like completing the everyday admin that a business requires. They would much rather be spending their time with family and friends, participating in hobbies and pastimes or generally doing anything other than the office work. Hiring a Virtual Assistant will allow you to enjoy all the fun stuff whilst confident in knowing that the work is still getting done.


3) To Concentrate on Growing Your Business

For any business, but especially for start-ups, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. There are so many things to get done; strategy, marketing, new products and services, networking, sales, targeting, to name but a few. Instead of taking up hours of your time to get the basic stuff done, a Virtual Assistant will give you the freedom to concentrate on growing your empire in whichever way you see fit.


4) To Fill a Temporary Gap

Illness, maternity/paternity leave, holidays… there are often times that your staff aren’t able to fulfil their usual tasks. Hiring a Virtual Assistant is a great way to fill a temporary gap to allow your business to continue with its everyday commitments without causing any interruption to your customers. If the rest of your staff are working to full capacity and are unable to cover their colleague’s workload in addition to their own, a Virtual Assistant may be just what you need.


5) To Save on Employee Costs

Any business owner with part time or full time employees will be well aware of the associated costs that come with them; salary, bonuses, pension, national insurance, sick pay, holiday pay… With a Virtual Assistant, you only have to take their fee into consideration. There are no ongoing salary or bonus costs because you only use them when you need them, for as many or as few hours as you require. Whether you use them weekly, monthly or simply on an ad hoc basic as and when required, you won’t be required to pay N.I. Contributions or sort out a pension for them. There is no holiday or sick pay to worry about and as your Virtual Assistant is self-employed, they probably won’t be taking any time off anyway otherwise they don’t get paid.

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