So there comes a time (hopefully!) when as a business owner you need to expand. You are burning the candle at both ends trying to get everything done and it’s not working out.
You need a PA and it may not have even crossed your mind to outsource to a Virtual Assistant as in the UK we just aren’t quite as far ahead as the rest of the world when it comes to using ‘virtual’ support.
You may think it will cost a small fortune. So what are the benefits of using a Virtual Assistant over that of an employee and what is the difference?
What experience does a Virtual Assistant have?
Firstly, a Virtual Assistant is NOT a ‘Junior Administrator’ or an ‘Apprentice’, which is what you might have otherwise considered using in order to keep costs down.
A Virtual Assistant will undoubtedly have years of senior executive experience in either their specialist field or in business administration. To employ those types of people would cost double, or more likely triple, the cost of a Junior Administrator.
By employing a Senior Executive Administrator to look after your affairs you can reasonably expect to receive a service with impeccable attention to detail, not to mention someone that is able to use their own initiative and give you some wonderful free tips and advice to save you even more time.
Keep this in mind while reading my top list of benefits of using a Virtual Assistant over an employee!
My top benefits of using a Virtual Assistant over an employee
- I have Professional Indemnity Insurance and I am registered with the ICO under the Data Protection Act.
- I do not charge for my refreshment breaks or any other breaks as you may do an employee.
- You do not have the cost of providing me with a computer, workspace, software, rates and utilities or refreshments – I have that covered.
- You do not have the cost of administering me onto a payroll system, employee pension contributions or national insurance contributions.
- You do not have to pay for me to take a holiday. With an employee you would usually pay around 4 weeks full time holiday pay.
- You do not have to pay for my ongoing training – I invest my own time and money to keep my knowledge up to date.
- You do not have the health and safety obligations that come with having an employee.
- You don’t have the other legal statutory obligations that come with having an employee such as parental leave and maternity leave.
The most important thing I always ensure is that I work WITH you not just FOR you.
When I work as a Virtual Assistant for a client I become one of the team. I am highly confidential, capable and professional at all times.
If you would like to have a chat to go through your specific business needs in more detail then please email me and we can schedule a time that is convenient for you.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your business and what your problems are right now. During this call I can help you ascertain where and how you need help.
With absolutely no obligation, I can talk you through my range of packages which suit all budgets and size of business. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org