With the rise of remote work over the past two years and an increase in the demand of employees for more flexibility, the virtual assistant (VA) industry has increased significantly. VAs are a compelling solution for companies of all sizes and in all industries. Below we discuss why you should consider hiring a virtual assistant to drive business growth.
At RecruitMyMom there was an increase in demand of 550% for virtual assistants from 2020 to 2021, and 2022 is following the same trajectory. Virtual assistants are an effective resource for businesses to grow because they can save your business time, money, and other resources while reducing your hiring risk.
What is a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant is what the name says it is - a person who assists from a virtual office space. They can work for multiple clients or one, depending on time requirements and their skill set. They are often self-employed and work on a contract basis. Any task that a business needs help with, and the person can work remotely, could fall into a virtual assistant role.
How does a virtual assistant drive business growth?
For start-ups and SMEs, it’s common for business owners or managers to attempt to do everything themselves. Although this helps with cost-efficiency and control, it costs you time. Sometimes entrepreneurs get stuck in this way of working, and they struggle to let go of the reins. Delegating tasks to outsourced, skilled individuals saves time.
Free up management and business leaders
Every part of running a business is essential, no matter how small. Some tasks are better outsourced to free up management to focus on working 'on' the business rather than 'in' the business. With SMEs and bigger companies alike, a Virtual Assistant can free middle and upper management so that you spend time on business-critical tasks, which ultimately delivers growth.
If, as a middle or upper management leader, you spend too much time on tasks that you can delegate to a skilled VA, then the business does not grow. Free managers up and there’s room for growth to speed up.
Save costs, increase return and lower the hiring risk
Hiring a virtual assistant is an affordable, high return and low-risk way to get the skills a business needs quickly. Since a virtual assistant handles their own office space, WiFi connectivity, hardware, software, and more, you keep business expenses minimal. The company also saves money with onboarding, and there is flexibility both ways.
When it comes to hiring a freelance assistant virtually, you reduce your need for hands-on HR-related resources since they are not permanent employees. One can hire a permanent Virtual Assistant too.
Leverage the qualified, experienced skills of virtual assistants
Generally, virtual assistants will have one or two key areas or skills in which they have gained experience and expertise. Whether they have a knack for marketing, bookkeeping, administration, project management, or other remote skills, you can usually bet on their attention to detail within their area of expertise. This means that when you hire a reliable VA, you know they will get the job done properly and with a penchant for professionalism - especially when you hire through RecruitMyMom. This leaves you, as a leader, with more time to focus on the growth of your business.
Pros to hiring a Virtual Assistant through RecruitMyMom
RecruitMyMom has a database of over 130 000 skilled women who are looking for skilled work. This makes it easy for us to source the best virtual assistant for you. We match the needs and the skills required by our clients to those available on our database.
Hiring a VA as an independent contractor through RecruitMyMom comes with perks that are not easy to ignore.
- We take time to ensure that our Virtual Assistants have the right work experience and qualifications to do the job.
- Our Virtual Assistants are available for work globally (UK, EUR, USA, and others) and offer a neutral English accent.
- We offer favourable rates in a business-friendly timezone (GMT +2).
- Our VAs are capable of performing multiple tasks, and our consultants have varied skill sets.
- Our Virtual Assistants are meticulous, reliable people who focus on getting the job done.
- Our VA’s have often worked for other clients which means we get to know them really well.
- As a company, we make a positive social and economic impact on women's empowerment in South Africa.
Hiring a VA allows you to pay per hour or per output. As the business grows, you can increase their hours or take on multiple virtual assistants performing different skills to build the business.
How to hire a virtual assistant at RecruitMyMom
Hiring a VA is easy at RecruitMyMom. We offer multiple skill sets such as business development, sales, marketing, data analysis, content creation, editing, secretarial, graphic design, finance, accounting, human resources, project management, and information technology. See more here.
The hiring process for a virtual assistant is simple:
- Load a job specification here
- One of our team members will call you to further discuss your needs.
- We will provide you with an estimated cost.
- Once agreed, we provide the perfect Virtual Assistant for you.
- We will arrange a time for you to “meet” your virtual assistant.
- You pay per hour, per project, or on a retainer basis.
Hiring the right, skilled remote assistant can take a business to another level through the additional skill and resources they can provide. This solution is an attractive, affordable option for any business and especially for early start-ups that do not need a full-time in-office resource during stages of early growth and change.
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