Personal assistants are extremely useful in helping you to remain organized, accomplishing all your tasks. However, they can be pricey. If you opt for a virtual personal assistant, you can still gain the benefits of a personal aide, but without the concomitant salary. Your personal assistant will be working at a distance, therefore handling all the tasks remotely. For many employers, this arrangement works better, knowing that their assistant is just an email or call away.
What does a virtual personal assistant do?
The most important duty of a personal online aide is to complete administrative tasks. Specifically, these tasks can include personal tasks and data entry. Also, your aide can manage your calendar, including making appointments for you, conducting online research, managing your daily to-do list, assisting in taking calls, managing your email inbox, arranging your travel plans, together with social media managing, as well as monitoring. There are also various ad hoc tasks, such as arranging your youngest’s birthday party.
Numerous of these tasks you could be doing yourself. However, you would be wasting your time on administrative work instead of focusing on growing your business. For instance, conducting research online is vital to staying ahead − if you find yourself time-poor, you might fall behind. Yet, your online assistant will undertake any research for you, supplying a report on which you can make an informed decision.
Therefore the scope is extensive, and so too are the specific tasks of an assistant. The only limit is their physical distance. Otherwise, a virtual assistant is capable of completing all given tasks per computer or phone. This means they can even order your favourite takeout food and have it delivered to you.
Why are virtual assistants in demand?
Simply put, an assistant can be your best asset. An assistant can help make your life easier, allowing you to balance your work and home life. So, your productivity will increase, allowing for better growth.
Cost-saving is the primary reason for employing a virtual assistant. Over the long term, a virtual assistant will cost you much less for the same work as an in-person, full-time personal assistant. In fact, you could cutting your overhead costs by 40%, by cutting payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance.
Naturally, an in-person assistant requires an annual salary, benefits such as medical aid, time off, sick leave, and office space to work in. With a virtual assistant, all these costs are removed. In fact, you would be spending around a third of the going wage on your helper. You only pay for the work done. Not only do you save, but the financial savings is much more effectively spent. In the past, this used not to be an issue for large companies. Even so, today they too have to be more responsible with spending behaviour. Medium and small businesses, in particular, can reap benefits when using virtual assistance.
This can also be a beneficial relationship for the assistant. Such an assistant is more flexible; they can work from their own homes, therefore save on travel expenses. Or they could be working from a physically remote location, where local work might be scarce.
Who should hire a virtual personal assistant?
Many different people can benefit from such an arrangement. The main question to ask is whether you can augment your capacity, thus enhancing your work/life balance. If so, you are a candidate. Entrepreneurs growing their staff or a C-level executive who does not have the services of an assistant would benefit greatly from this virtual arrangement. Nevertheless, the benefits speak for themselves. For this reason, many clients have opted for such aides for many years.
Time to hire a virtual personal assistant
Hiring an online assistant is easy. At Aristo Sourcing, we have simplified the onboarding process for our clients.
Firstly, provide us with the job description. This allows us to know what you need. For instance, you may want admin work done, but you may also need someone to manage your social media platforms. Aristo Sourcing will make provision for you accordingly.
Secondly, we only supply great staff. Our virtual assistants must adhere to our high standards yet remain cost-effective for you. We review all applications in detail. We also verify applicants’ references before deciding whether they will be a good fit for you and your company. We will only supply you with the best outsourced personal assistant to be found. This is something our current clients know only too well.
Thirdly, after onboarding, your assistant will report to you daily. The assistant will work remotely.
Lastly, we will manage the operations, such as payments. In the process, we ensure that we safeguard quality standards.
Ready to hire a virtual assistant? Book your free consultation. We can then discuss your needs in detail, answering any questions that you might pose.