Many business owners know it takes many hands to run a tight ship, which leaves entrepreneurs looking to add an extra pair of hands asking: should I hire a PA or outsource?

It’s a good question and in this blog, we’ll take a look at why hiring a virtual personal assistant makes not only financial sense, it can also boost business growth.

What are the pros and cons of virtual assistants?

Let’s start with a look at the difference between a personal assistant and a virtual assistant.

A personal assistant generally works closely with a senior manager, executive or company owner, handling tasks that aren’t directly business-related, such as coordinating personal appointments, buying gifts or ensuring travel arrangements for a family holiday.

A virtual assistant also offers personal support, but more often takes care of administrative tasks via remote working, such as calendar management, digital marketing or business management.

Both roles feature important tasks that are invaluable to a business owner and both offer a unique insight into the significant amount of time it takes to run even a small business.

When should I hire a virtual personal assistant?

It’s an intensely personal decision and no business owner is the same. Some require help with their organisation and marketing, others need an extra pair of hands to tackle more personal tasks.

In many cases, outsourcing to a virtual personal assistant is the ideal solution, and can cost less than a full time employee!

Saving your time and energy

If you find you’re struggling to manage your diary or your limited time is spent tied up in phone calls that could be dealt with by someone else, chances are you need a virtual personal assistant.

Alongside taking calls, scheduling meetings and sorting out all that admin work that’s been piling up, a virtual assistant can also take care of your data entry or other specific tasks, hacking through that to do list in no time.

As well as mopping up or handling common tasks, virtual assistants that plug and play, like us, can also lend a hand for one-off projects. Say you’re a small business looking to land a big fish client – we can take care of the day-to-day while you and your full-time employees go after that juicy contract.

Work v personal life: is a virtual assistant worth it?

Our customers know the value we bring to them and their business.

Hiring a virtual personal assistant shouldn’t be considered a luxury. These days we offer incredible value for money, not least because we don’t come with the same recruitment costs as salaried staff.

One of the key benefits of virtual assistants is we provide a wider range of skills, potentially covering multiple areas of a company, giving business owners the capabilities of several people for the price of one!

Get a better work/life balance with a virtual assistant

Whether we’re carrying out personal tasks, maintaining your brand’s social media presence, making travel arrangements or working on a data entry project, the aim of any virtual assistant is to give business owners time.

Handing off tasks that need to be completed on a daily basis to virtual assistant companies like ours means you can focus on the core of your company, be more visible, support your salaried staff or even make it home an hour earlier every evening.

As the advert says: that’s priceless.

Virtual Assistant Whiz offers vital support to a vast range of businesses, on an ad-hoc or regular basis. Contact us at info@virtualassistantwhiz.co.uk and let’s find out what we can do for you.

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