“Ugh!!!!… I can’t match the accounts”
“I spent so much time on promoting my social media handles, but still the number of followers is not rising”
“Content writing! That’s not my cup of tea man.”
“Sorry, dear! I really didn’t forget our anniversary… I was just busy with my work.”
Sounds familiar right? Well yes! We all come across such situations. But the question arises why do we land in such problematic chaos? How can we save ourselves from such drama? And yes, at the minimum cost possible.
Well, worry not as in this article we shed light on HOW NOT TO GET IN SUCH A MESS!
Above mentioned situations arise when someone runs a small or medium business and tries to do everything on his own. Well, dude, there exists a thing called outsourcing.
You can outsource routine activities, like maintaining of accounts, or some specialised task, like that of marketing, to an assistant… or rather a virtual assistant.
A virtual assistant is a person who works remotely for an organisation and provides support services. But how this is possible?
All this has become possible due to technological developments like high-speed internet and document sharing.
This gives a big help to those organisations which do not want their workforce to actually come to the workplace and offer their services. This comes in handy for those businesses as well which, instead of driving their efforts to non-core activities, want to pool their efforts to their core tasks. Or to those who want to take benefit of specialization of other experienced firms.
But when does the need arise to hire a virtual assistant?
The need arises when:
1. You don’t have experience in a particular field
For running a business (successfully) you need to take care of its various aspects, that maybe even vital for the very existence of the business. There might arise some fields in which you do not have the required experience, but those fields may be very important for your business.
For example, social media management. It is very important for the success of any business, especially in today’s digital world, and you might want to use your time in operations of your business rather than doing something which can be easily taken care of by someone else who has, in fact, more experience and knowledge than you might have (of course at an affordable price).
2. You don’t want to waste your time on routine work
You might come across a task that is routine in nature, like preparing accounts, and it may not require much of your attention as your core tasks might be needing. You would love to focus more on the tasks which would require your personal views on them than on tasks that can be easily taken care of by someone else.
Also, you would have to hire a full-time employee for the task, rather than that you can easily hire a virtual assistant, which would save you many bucks!
3. You miss on special occasions
At the end of the day, it is only for your family that you are working hard. It is for your happiness, for the happiness of your family, that you work day and night and make sure that the smile on the faces of your loved ones is always there. So why to miss their birthdays, anniversaries, and other special moments that might bring a smile on their face or a smile on yours:)
Hire a virtual assistant to manage your schedule, to set reminders for you as to when to wish your loved ones on their special moments, and many other things!
4. You want to save huge bucks
Hiring a full-time employee for routine work or any other specialized task is sure going to be heavy on your pockets. So to save money you can hire virtual assistants. They save a cost in many ways like you don’t have to pay for their coffee expenses;). You can hire them project wise as well or on a weekly basis. They sure come in handy while talking about saving some bucks for your business!
Now I guess you might have realized by now whether it is time for you to get yourself a virtual assistant. In this ever-changing world, where virtuality is becoming one with reality, you surely need to keep pace with others in order to survive and thrive in the turbulent market conditions and keep an edge over your competitors.
So, what do you think about the future of virtual assistance would be like in the coming decade?
Share your views in the comment section!