How outsourcing a Virtual Assistant can save you time and money
Many business owners find themselves juggling multiple tasks on a daily basis and sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of things. Delivering your service whilst managing emails, phone calls, marketing and social media to name but a few things can take up most of your time. Outsourcing a Virtual Assistant can save you time and money. Perhaps it’s time to take on some outside help?
When it’s time to bring in help, you might immediately think that taking on an employee is the best route. But hold on a moment, have you considered the benefits of outsourcing? Outsourcing a Virtual Assistant can save you time and money.
1. Outsourcing can save you time
Before you hire an employee, you have to find one first! This process itself can be extremely time-consuming. You have to write a job description and person specification, prepare job adverts and decide where best to advertise. And depending on where you advertise, this can be an expensive exercise with no guarantees of success. Then you have to field the enquiries, put together a shortlist, conduct rounds of interviews and finally recruit your employee. Oh and don’t forget all the employment documents that you’ll need to provide them with; employment contract, policies and procedures, staff handbook and so on.
Outsourcing a VA cuts right through that entire process, and provides you with a qualified, experienced person who can help you with the extra workload. You’ll still need to interview them and brief them on the duties, but there is a much greater likelihood that this will be less of a headache for you! Especially if you can work with them to determine which bits of work you want to keep and which bits they are best placed to take off your hands.
2. Outsourcing can save you money
We’ve mentioned the cost of advertising your job position – by outsourcing you are going directly to a pool of talent, specifically trained for the role and so you can save money here.
Moreover, outsourcing is often much cheaper than hiring – we’ve already talked about the hiring process, which is time-consuming and that equates to a shift in focus – you’re spending more time finding someone than you are on your actual business.
If you hire a member of staff, don’t forget you have to pay them for time off. There’s holiday pay, statutory sick pay etc. and in addition, you’ll have to pay for someone to cover while they’re off (more on this in a moment).
With an outsourced VA, you only pay for the hours that you actually use them, meaning that you’re making efficient use of your money. Some VAs are flexible and can pick up work when needed, so you’re not paying them during quieter periods or in your off-season.
eDivert has a team of qualified and experienced VAs to assist with a variety of business requirements. Get in touch with our team today to see how outsourcing a Virtual Assistant can save you time and money.