Life is more hectic than it used to be, and it’s no different for the small business owner. There are errands to be run, appointments to schedule, phone calls to be answered, e-mails to answer, bills to be paid, ads to run, contact management to be done, and the list goes on. Well, there’s good news! Personal assistants are no longer for the rich and famous. A small business owner can now afford to have their own personal, or virtual, assistant.
A virtual assistant can free up your time to enjoy your business again. The beauty of it is that you can enjoy the extra time saved as you wish to:
- Caring for aspects of your business that need your special touch
- Growing your business
- Relaxation for yourself
- Time with the family
- Catching up with friends
Remember, though, that time is not all that you’ll be saving when hiring a virtual assistant. There are cost savings as well. These costs include: office space, equipment, furnishings, overtime, software, the costs associated with a benefits package, and so much more.
What can you expect from your virtual assistant? Just about anything you might expect from a personal assistant. A VA can:
- Maintain your business, social, and household calendar
- Schedule appointments
- Handle all correspondence with your customers
- Respond to your e-mails
- Answer all incoming call from your clients
- Create and maintain your social media accounts
- And the list goes on
It’s true that there was a time when having a personal assistant was only for the rich and famous. But those days are over.