Those who have a personal assistant know all about it. Therefore this message is for those who don’t know the secret. To get to the point, a personal assistant can save you time. For this reason, executives, senior managers and business founders all hire a personal assistant. However, what if you can’t afford the services of a personal assistant − should you simply do without one? The answer to that is a resounding no! Rather, you should outsource the role to the best virtual personal assistant.
What is a virtual personal assistant?
Similar to other virtual assistants, a virtual personal assistant works remotely, completing the tasks hired to complete. However, unlike an onsite personal assistant, a remote assistant is not physically in the same space as their employer. Nor do they come with the same salary tag as an onsite employee. This is because they are consultants rather than employees. As such, the fees normally paid on taxes, benefits, and office upkeep do not apply to them. However, let’s explore what a person can do and why you need one!
Hiring your first virtual personal assistant
Where outsourcing goes wrong is when business owners try to hire their own staff. In many cases, the virtual assistant will not last, and the business owner will feel disgruntled with the whole process. This is because many managers and business owners are not skilled or trained in hiring people; regretfully, many such in the upper echelons do not know how to manage people. The result is a waste of time and unnecessary stress for the business owner and the virtual assistant alike. This message may seem biased, but do consider an outsourcing company such as Aristo Sourcing to find and present you with only the best virtual assistant. Aristo Sourcing can find you the perfect consultant to meet all your needs.
Start with some self-analysis
A critical and much-underrated step is to conduct some introspection before you start with outsourcing. Take a moment or two to consider what you need or want to delegate to a personal assistant. Note − you don’t want simply to hire a personal assistant so that you can say that you have one – make sure that they have enough work. Writing down a list of tasks can be very helpful. More so, when you reach out to an outsourcing service company, such as Aristo Sourcing, you can simply hand over that document. This will also be the basis for sourcing you the best possible virtual personal assistant. Another issue that you need to consider is which time zones will work for you and which will not. In addition to time zones, consider whether you require a native-English speaker as a virtual assistant. On average, a native-English speaker commands slightly more in wage, but they will be better adapted in terms of their grammar and how they pronounce English words.
A personal assistant can take care of the main tasks
An executive assistant can complete several tasks, mostly administrative. However, delegating these types of tasks to a virtual assistant can save you up to 10 hours per week. That will result in almost half a day for you to spend on more important matters, such as your core work, meetings with stakeholders, finding investors for your startup, spending more time with your loved ones, or even spending more time on the golf course. More so, the core tasks of a virtual assistant are personal tasks, data entry, online research, calendar management, email inbox management, preparing presentations, and appointment setting.
Time to change your life
Are you ready to change your daily life, take back control of your time and how you spend (or waste) it? If you are, you should immediately book a consultation call with our outsourcing expert. Let our expert advice you. Our advisor has had over a decade of experience working with international corporations and their outsourcing requirements. You will gain the best advice that will work for you based on your needs and your goals. Each of our clients is different; therefore, we do not apply a blanket approach to all. Aristo Sourcing will draft a plan that will work for you and source you the best virtual personal assistant, assisting you to become more productive, saving you costs, saving time, and enabling you to be more organized.