Running a modern business involves a lot of processes. It is sometimes difficult for people to have all the required processes provided by permanent employees. A virtual assistant is a person who provides support services for an individual or a company from distance. Such a person use communication technology such as phone, fax, and the internet to deliver support services. She/he might not be located in the same place of the business.
Services that a Virtual Assistant provides -:
A virtual assistant is just an unseen secretary. She/he makes travel arrangements such as airline reservations, schedule appointments, type’s documents and prepares speeches, invites people for various functions, makes and answers business calls, reads and answers emails and a host of other essential services. Individuals can find virtual assistants very useful on occasions like weddings and parties. There are many ways every business or individuals can benefit from virtual assistants.
It is cost saving -:
There is many cost related to having a full time employee as an assistant. You will have to keep such an employee on your payroll. She/he keeps on drawing salary, whether they are really working or not. In addition to salaries, there are other costs such as medical bills and paid leaves. You save such cost by employing a virtual assistant who will work for you on the contract basis. You, therefore, avoid the cost of having an additional worker on your payroll. You will also not be paying for training and further training. This is undertaken by the person him/herself at their own expense.
A virtual assistant is a highly skilled individual who is a goal an oriented people. She/he will deliver services according to your specifications and on time. They know very well that their efficiency will keep them in business, so they are not ready to compromise on that. A full time employee dings the same job is overprotected by employment laws and therefore, cannot be easily fired. She/he might compromise on efficiency as a result. Those who had the trouble of having to fire and inefficient employee will testify to this fact. You will have to make sure that there is enough legal backing in order to do that.
No need for extra space and equipment -:
There is no need providing an office or a desk if you decide to work with a virtual assistant. They have their own offices. You therefore save space for other important functions of your business. For those who do not need constant services, this could be more beneficial as an employee will be a waste. For example, you have to provide a phone, a computer, and a car (in certain cases) if you have an employee. All that is not provided for someone working on the contract basis.
For the above reasons, more and more individuals are choosing the option of having a virtual assistant. Sometimes the relationship that develops between you and such assistants are more valuable than what it would be with an employee.