A business is full of activities and processes including core business activities, administrative process and non-core business activities. Core business activities like strategies planning, profit making and management, need to be done either by the owner himself or by the staff that needs to be present physically. Non-core business activities like paper work, admin process, and customer care support, personnel assistant etc.; are the activities that do not contribute to business growth but are essential to organize the business activities. These non-core activities comprise of work for which a number of employees needs to be hired.
If you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner, then to hire employees for non-core activities will cost you both money and time, even more than your profit. But to have the work done you have to find the solution for this and the best solution is to outsource these processes. Yes, you can outsource these works from virtual assistance service providers. Virtual assistance service providers are the third party service providers or freelancers who work for you from their own place.
Virtual Assistance Services: Virtual assistance service providers are professional and expert in providing all administrative, technical and creative services. There are a number of services for which you can hire a virtual assistant, for e.g., receptionist, admin work, customer support, personal assistant, data entry, etc.
With the evolvement of internet, both online businesses and offline businesses are required to be online. For them to flourish, internet marketing needs to be done professionally. The internet marketing processes like search engine optimization, social media marketing, article writing are also outsourced by these virtual assistant service providers.
These virtual assistant services are gaining popularity day by day and are preferred by a number of business owners over hiring in-house staff. Benefits associated with hiring virtual assistance services are:
Money Saving and Time Saving: The biggest benefit of hiring virtual assistant services is that it saves a lot of expenditure associated with hiring an in-house staff. First of all you save money and time by eliminating the process of recruitment and training. Second, you don’t have to arrange infrastructure and equipments for staff, thus, save money. An in-house staff needs to be paid for every working day including compensatory leaves, holidays, bonuses, increments, medical, insurance and pay for other perks and taxes; virtual assistance services saves you from paying these expenditures also.
No Requirements: In-house staff requires space and equipments at your office. But, virtual assistants work from their place and with their own equipments. That’s why you don’t have to arrange anything but contract a virtual assistant for availing their services.
Availability: Sometimes your kind of business may need to have a staff available round the clock, for e.g., a receptionist, personnel assistant or customer support but in-house staff is available to work only at working hours. Here virtual assistant serve you with a 24×7 services. They allow you to hire their services for any time you required.
Budget Friendly: An employee is paid for eight hours a day, no matter if he is working or not accordingly. But virtual assistant charges only for the hours consumed to do the work or you can contract them for a project for a certain amount of fee. They provide services customized to your budget limit.
Easy to Communicate: Not many efforts you have to make to contact a virtual assistant. They are easily available all over internet. You can communicate them through online mode viz. phone, chat and email. Also you don’t have to visit their place to hire; they provide their services through online mode.
Quality Services: Virtual assistants are well known to provide quality services. They provide services fast, as per your requirements and within the time limit.
Outsourcing services from virtual assistance service providers let you free to focus on core business activities that are necessary for business development.