What Is A Virtual Assistant and Why Should You Hire One?

A virtual assistant provides administrative support for small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, and busy people who need an extra set of hands to get things done. This support can include a wide range of tasks including:

  • Managing a client’s calendar or email
  • Sending newsletters
  • Updating contacts
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Preparing information for an upcoming meeting
  • Entering invoices or other data
  • Doing internet research
  • Finding and ordering supplies
  • Ordering or shipping business gifts
  • Coordinating tasks to simplify a client’s personal life
  • and more! Click here to see a more complete overview of my services.

Most small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, and busy people could benefit from hiring a virtual assistant. It allows them to delegate tasks they don’t have time for or aren’t particularly good at to someone who enjoys and excels at those kinds of tasks.  This frees them up to run and grow their business by focusing on higher-priority tasks. Some other benefits of hiring a virtual assistant include:

  • Businesses don’t have to pay to hire a full-time admin 
  • Business owners can decide how many hours of support they need and only pay for that time.
  • Virtual Assistants don’t require office space
  • Virtual Assistants are responsible for their own taxes, retirement, and healthcare
  • The cost of a virtual assistant can usually be deducted as a business expense.

 If I’ve piqued your interest about the value of virtual assistants, please feel free to schedule a free 30-minute consult with me to see how I can help you.