It is no secret inflation has hit many businesses hard. As prices for goods and services rise, so too does the cost of living, which means businesses often need to hunker down and buckle up to offer their employees a living wage. Many times, this cannot be achieved and layoffs occur. If push comes to shove, companies might need to downsize. However, there is no need to panic. If this has happened to your business, rest assured, there is a silver lining.
You will save money by hiring a virtual assistant.
A VA Lowers Operating Costs
Did you know your VA can save you the lion’s share of your company’s operating expenses? It’s true, and there are several reasons why. First, the most obvious reason: your VA is “virtual.” This means they can be anywhere in the country—or even the world. All they need is an internet connection to do their job and they often take their job with them wherever they go. This means you don’t need an office space, a desk, or a dedicated computer when you hire a VA.
One of the greatest perks about VA’s is that they are not employees, but rather independent contractors, which means while they work under the banner of a firm like Emerald Virtual Assistance, they essentially work for themselves. This frees up your budget by not needing to offer healthcare, sick time, vacation time, overtime, or, let’s face it, time wasted chatting at the water cooler or in the break room.
How Does it Work?
How does it all work? It’s simple! EVA offers several hourly packages from which to choose. Once you schedule your onboarding call, you’ll choose the package that most fits your company’s needs. You’ll soon meet your VA through an online call, who will then take over the tasks you assign. As they work on your tasks, they log their time and use the hours you have purchased for that month. There are no wasted hours on your dime as VA’s only log their hours as they complete their clients’ tasks. You’ll rest assured in knowing your hours are spent wisely and your tasks are getting done.
Not only is this a huge benefit, it also cuts out the time needed for the massive inconvenience of the hiring process. Reading through endless resumes, choosing local candidates, interviewing them, calling them back for a second (maybe even a third) interview is a waste of your time and your money. By hiring a VA, you’re saving both, and you’ll immediately have an eager and dedicated assistant—anywhere in the country—who is ready to get started on your various tasks.
Your Business Can Survive and Thrive
Whether or not inflation or the rising cost of living has hit your company hard, by hiring a VA, your business will both survive and thrive. Virtual assistants are a smart and cost-effective business investment, and you’ll be so glad you’ve hired one. Or two. Or three.