Entrepreneurs dream of independence − to be able to live wherever they want, travel unrestricted, and buy whatever they want. However, before you get to that level, your business must be making seven figures. If you are making six figures or less, you should aim to take your business to the next level. Knowing what virtual assistant services offered can do to assist your business can be a game-changer, and help you grow your venture.
A virtual assistant
Virtual assistants are people who can take on your tedious tasks, which are mostly repetitive and time-consuming. A virtual assistant can also take on a more specialist role such as graphic design or software development. However, both types of assistant are people who work remotely, mostly from a third-world country. Using their services can save the company a great deal. It is these services offered by virtual assistants that are gaining attention by start-ups and entrepreneurs.
The most popular virtual assistant services offered
Besides saving a business money, which can be used for other purposes, a virtual assistant can take on all laborious tasks thus freeing up time for the manager/owner and the team. The time that a manager or founder saves can be used to focus on tasks that are more important. The top five virtual assistant services offered are as follows:
Common virtual administrative assistant jobs are those that require organizational skills. These are tasks associated with managing calendars, setting appointments, filing documents and sorting out a filing system, maintaining databases, data entry, and email inbox management. More than just the administrative and secretarial work, a virtual administrative assistant can assist with social media management, lead generation, and even payroll tasks and travel arrangements.
Offering excellent customer service can set a business apart from the competition. Moreover, with most businesses struggling against fierce competition, slacking on your customer service is not a wise choice. Virtual customer service assistant jobs include email support, operating within call centres, and assisting eCommerce businesses that are trying to control complaints and help the clients with the buying process. In this way, your assistant helps you to safeguard your reputation.
Bookkeeping, which is part of accounting, involves organization of financial transactions in order to manage spending and revenue gain. Virtual bookkeeper assistant jobs include tasks such as preparing the balance sheets, generating general ledgers, organizing financial statements, taking care of the employee reimbursements, manage invoicing and pricing, and handling the data entry and bank reconciliation processes. However, more than just managing your documents on financial records, a remote bookkeeper assistant can be tasked to pay bills, send out invoices, and manage your taxes.
Social media and marketing
Growing your audience helps you to maintain a healthy business. Some of the more popular marketing tools and marketing channels to use include social media, websites, email marketing and content marketing. Virtual social media assistant jobs can include managing the various social media platforms, conducting research, and creating videos, images, and blog content. Your content can also be optimized according to search engine optimization (SEO). These tasks are for organic traffic; however, a virtual assistant can also create paid ads to draw in more potential customers.
Entrepreneurs of eCommerce businesses such as apparel online stores are aware of the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant for their online stores. A virtual eCommerce assistant job can include store design and development, generating well-suited product narratives, processing of orders, product sourcing and research, handling inventories, and product listing.
The benefits of hiring a virtual assistant
A virtual assistant and an entrepreneur are a natural match. Both crave flexibility; a virtual assistant is able to use personal skills to benefit a business venture. Here are some of the benefits:
You save money on operating costs, office space, and staff welfare expenses. A brand gains access to high-quality, professional, skills located anywhere, globally. A company can almost immediately gain access to skills. Once the virtual assistant is working, the VA can help to boost productivity and free up your time.
Benefits for your team
It is not just you and your business that will benefit financially when you hire a virtual assistant − your team will also benefit. Advantages include a happier team, a team that is more productive, has less stress and therefore is more likely to remain with you.
Take your business to the next level
If you want to take your company up several levels, then outsourcing offers you a working solution. More so, this staffing solution offers mean benefits – the key benefit being cost savings. As the business saves on costs, the funds can be used to grow the business, while also helping to buy out the competition. More so, quick access to high-quality talent means that a business can scale faster, being able to hire these talented people on a cost-effective basis. A business can also operate in an agile manner, thus make changes where needed. Moreover, you and your team will have more time to focus on your core work – the high-level tasks that lead to more rapid growth.
Your next step
When you are ready to scale, reach out and let Aristo Sourcing support you. The road to success is a difficult one: with an assistant, this becomes a managerial process. Aristo Sourcing offers a complimentary call service to help businesses. All you need to do is book a call and speak to our outsourcing expert. Call us today!