Have you ever wonder how Entrepreneurs, new business companies or salespeople do to manage their time? Well if you think about it they all share a common problem: too much to do and too little time and people to get the job done. Nowadays many businesses outsource some of their work instead of hiring full or part times employees because this gives them more flexibility to pay for workers only when the work needs to be done.
A Virtual Assistant can be defined as a self-employed independent contractor who provides services to their clients from a remote location. A Virtual assistant may be an expert at one specific task or at many roles that your company or business may need to be filled.
There are many important tasks or responsibilities that you can give to a VA:
1-Free your time to sell more: A key skill of a good business owner or salesperson is they are closers (they can sell their product or services). If you are so busy doing tedious but necessary tasks that you can’t do what you do best “sell” this is an opportunity area where investing in a VA is the best thing you can do.
2- Create Emails and Newsletters: A marketing VA is definitely one of the best things you can do. They can draft customer and prospect communication such as sale letter newsletter social media and more. Also hiring a VA to manage your inbox or other methods of communication, they can filter those messages that don’t require your attention or response. This allows you to focus on those other messages, rather than constantly being overwhelmed with an overflowing inbox.
3-They Capture and Organize Data: A VA can do online research to find prospects for you to contact, they may do follow-ups, and also to filter information on leads so your potential new client can prequalify and schedule an appointment to speak directly to you!! This will save you a lot of time and you will be able to focus on what you do best.
4-Look after Your Customers: This is another great way to outsource your customer service. They can deal with all the activities related to customer service incoming calls, returns, social media messages, and phone calls. Not to mention they can also write and publish new content, manage internal and client projects and even plan your diary.
5- Reduce your costs: Eliminating these costs can drastically reduce your overheads and increase your profitability.
So in a few words:
The advantages you have when you hire a VA are endless they can help you manage your time better, improve your customer service, reduce your costs, help you with specific projects where you lack the skillset, and free up your time so you can focus in what its more important to you.