New Year, New Efficiency

It’s 2024—a whole new year to consider how you might maximize your business’s productivity. Have you thought about hiring a VA? Maybe you floated the idea last year but never got around to hiring one. Maybe you weren’t sure you needed one. If 2023 found you tearing out your hair, consider 2024 as the year you hire a virtual assistant. VAs are key to helping your business grow and thrive without the hassle of hiring employees or needing an office space. Here are some ways your VA can help your business in the coming year.

Perform an Informal Audit

Do an informal audit of what worked and what didn’t work at your business last year. Are there any tasks a VA could take on? If you have new tasks to tackle for 2024, can your VA take any of them off your plate? The important takeaway from your informal audit is defining your business goals for the next year and determining how your VA will help drive you toward those goals.

If your goals are to save more money or more time, your VA will help you invest in yourself as well as your business. When you’re enjoying a much-deserved day off, you’ll know someone is dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s while you’re away. If you’re spending too much time at work—or worrying too much about work—hiring a VA will put your worry to rest.

Save Money

It could be hiring a VA is more cost effective than trying to figure it all out on your own. If you need help with day-to-day tasks that seem to be piling up to the sky, hiring a VA is more affordable than hiring an employee. Employees work for a set amount of hours every day and come with the added cost of an office space and possible health insurance coverage.

VAs, on the other hand, are independent contractors and work only the hours you’ve allotted. They clock their time when they work on your projects, which means your work is getting done. None of your hours are wasted by your VA chatting at the water cooler in the breakroom. A VA also gives you the luxury of working from home and not needing the added expense of renting an office space.

Save Time

Ultimately, your VA gives you back your most precious commodity: time. Time is one thing you’ll never have enough of, and once it’s spent, you’ll never get it back. Taking a personal day or making time for self care is essential for keeping your peace of mind while running a busy business. With your VA, you’ll be free to pass off the tasks that eat so much of your time, which then allows you to live your life fully and freely. 

Don’t let your business dictate your life. If you have no free time to enjoy with your friends or your family (or yourself), it’s well past time to hire a VA. 

At Emerald Virtual Assistance, our team of experienced VAs can help you save money, time, and your sanity. Schedule a consultation today and learn how your VA will help you meet your company goals for 2024.