How Can A Virtual Assistant Help Save You Money?
Is there a job that you have to do but you don’t enjoy doing or you struggle to find time to do? A tiny menial little task that just takes forever to do? Is there something that needs doing but takes your time and focus away from doing the things that you love? Or maybe you spend so much time doing admin at the end of the day that you keep missing out on spending time with your loved one.
These are just some of the reasons that people hire Virtual Assistants to help them, but why are businesses starting to turn to Virtual Assistants?
You may be thinking that you could just employ a personal or administrative assistant to help you, and you are right, you could. However, there is always costs with hiring staff.
Employees can be incredibly expensive when you consider resources, salary, tax, pension, insurance, etc. That is without mentioning the cost of recruitment and training.
According to The Undercover Recruiter the cost of hiring an employee in the UK with a salary of £27,600 is close to £50,000 when taking all costs into consideration.
A Virtual Assistant
The average Virtual Assistant in the UK charges £25-£35 per hour, although rates can be as low as £8 per hour and as high as £100 per hour. Now whilst £25-£35 per hour may sound like a lot, especially when you consider the minimum wage, however you need to consider the money you will be saving.
A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor, this means they are self employed and responsible for their own taxes and insurance. Virtual Assistants generally work from their own home and will have their own resources and will be responsible for their own training. Already, it is clear where you will be saving money.
Virtual Assistant also will offer various packages as well. You can pay them for adhoc hours, fixed term projects, or on a retainer package. All Virtual Assistants will work in slightly different ways and offer slightly different packages/ services, so it is important to speak to a few to find the right one for you. Some Virtual Assistants will be more flexible than others, so it is important to give your Virtual Assistant as much information as possible, so you can both get a good idea whether you’re a good fit or not.
More than just a Personal or Administrative Assistant
Your Virtual Assistant can do everything your Personal or Administrative Assistant can do and more! Virtual Assistants can help you with a wide range of services that go beyond what your average assistant.
These are just some of the services a Virtual Assistants can help you with –
- Create and maintain your CRM
- Bookkeeping or accounts management
- Social media set up and maintenance
- Website creation and maintenance
- Graphic, audio, or video creation/ editing/ uploading
- Advertising and marketing campaigns
- Event or travel coordination
- Project or business management
- Customer or community management and engagement
- Lifestyle management
As you can see Virtual Assistants can help you with a wide range of different things, not all Virtual Assistants will offer the same services, most Virtual Assistants will have their speciality.
Where can I find a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Assistants can be found anywhere, some with advertise locally, some with advertise themselves online. A lot of Virtual Assistance can be found using via Networking and some may even browse various job boards.
There are a lot of places to find your perfect Virtual Assistant, someone you know may know one.