7 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant

Ever wonder why a small business owner should hire a Virtual Assistant? In this post, I will lay the 7 reasons why you should hire a Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant or VA (for short) is an independent contractor who provides numerous services, such as administrative, technical, or at times works as a creative assistance to their clients. A VA is an independent entrepreneur and a small business owner. I recently started my VA business after seeing The Virtual Savvy‘s page on various platforms of social media, and it prompted me to start my own business.

Although the profession gives the entrepreneur a degree of independence, the work provided to clients are on a contractual basis, and/or a long-lasting relationship.

Here are a couple of reasons why you need a VA for your business:

You do NOT like doing the administrative work

If you are like my husband, where you cannot deal with paperwork, then hiring a VA will take this load off your shoulders. You started your business because you had a vision. A VA can take all these tasks off your hands, and you can focus on what is important, managing and growing your business.

You do not want to hire a Full-Time Employee

The best thing about hiring a VA is that is SAVES you money! Say bye-bye to fringe benefits such as insurance benefits, unemployment, health insurance, vacation or sick time to pay. A VA gets paid for the hours provided. VA’s are great in managing their time, so your money is well spent.

You want to have more time for other things

If your business is not growing like you hoped due to you focusing on errands and things that do not help grow your business, its time to outsource that work. It is okay to ask for help, I do, and there is no shame in that. We are human beings, therefore, we need support from others in order to thrive and succeed. A VA can help you take the load off those pesky tasks, and help you focus on what is important, growing your business more!


A Virtual Assistant or VA (for short) is an independent contractor who provides numerous services, such as administrative, technical, or at times works as a creative assistance to their clients. A VA is an independent entrepreneur and a small business owner. I recently started my VA business after seeing The Virtual Savvy's page on various platforms of social media, and it prompted me to start my own business.


You cannot deal with social media

I am going to tell you a secret, my hubby cannot for the life of him work with social media. Shocking! I know! If you are in the same boat as him, no worries, I totally understand. Social media is constantly changing, and if you cannot keep up with those changes, you feel out of the loop. Besides, you are running a business! You have more important things to do than social media! However, social media nowadays it is a necessary evil. A VA can help you manage your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest accounts! A savvy VA can assist you in keeping your social media in tip-top shape, and help you promote your business to new and old customers!

You HATE doing errands

Yup, even booking you that vacation trip, or medical appointment, a VA can do that for you! Need to do grocery shopping? Shop for office supplies? A VA has your back! She/he can do that for you. Rest easy that everything will be taken care off.

A Virtual Assistant is already proficient

A Virtual Assistant is already proficient with the latest tools and technology to do the job. No more time spent training employees. Hear! Hear!

A Virtual Assistant’s relationship with each client is protected

The relationship is protected by a Confidentiality Agreement that you sign on the contract before work can start. You can be confident in the integrity of your VA. No more office gossip.

Is Hiring a Virtual Assistant Worth It?

When working with a Virtual Assistant the true costs of hiring an employee versus outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant are great! Not only do you benefit by having a more qualified, more experienced professional on hand, but once the math is done, the Virtual Assistant often comes in at a lower price!

 

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7 reasons to hire a virtual assistant -A Virtual Assistant or VA (for short) is an independent contractor who provides numerous services, such as administrative, technical, or at times works as a creative assistance to their clients. A VA is an independent entrepreneur and a small business owner. I recently started my VA business after seeing The Virtual Savvy's page on various platforms of social media, and it prompted me to start my own business.
7 reasons to hire a virtual assistant - A Virtual Assistant or VA (for short) is an independent contractor who provides numerous services, such as administrative, technical, or at times works as a creative assistance to their clients. A VA is an independent entrepreneur and a small business owner. I recently started my VA business after seeing The Virtual Savvy's page on various platforms of social media, and it prompted me to start my own business.
7 reasons why you should hire a virtual assistant - A Virtual Assistant or VA (for short) is an independent contractor who provides numerous services, such as administrative, technical, or at times works as a creative assistance to their clients. A VA is an independent entrepreneur and a small business owner. I recently started my VA business after seeing The Virtual Savvy's page on various platforms of social media, and it prompted me to start my own business.
7 reasons why you should hire a Virtual Assistant - A Virtual Assistant or VA (for short) is an independent contractor who provides numerous services, such as administrative, technical, or at times works as a creative assistance to their clients. A VA is an independent entrepreneur and a small business owner. I recently started my VA business after seeing The Virtual Savvy's page on various platforms of social media, and it prompted me to start my own business.

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13 Comments

  1. Ruthie Ridley at

    I recently hired one and I have no regrets!! I agree with you 100%!!

    1. Maria Merced at

      Yay! I am so happy for you! It will give you so much peace and more time to do what you love doing.

  2. Amber at

    Yes! A VA is so worth the little extra money every month. Saves so much time and headache and lets you focus on being creative!

    1. Maria Merced at

      I am glad that everything is working well with your VA!! It gives me the strength to continue. Just today, I offered my services to a couple of potential clients, and they said I was too expensive, or basically wanted the services free to almost nothing.

  3. Leigh Suznovich at

    Once my blog gets more off the ground I really want to invest in a VA for my social media accounts because I hate it. This makes me know that it would be a good decision!

    1. Maria Merced at

      Yes Leigh. I hear that a lot. Reason why some bloggers and entrepreneurs get a VA, it does help them save time and they can focus on other things.

  4. Maria Merced at

    I hear you! I am in the same boat. Two little kiddos and working FT. It is a good resource to have down the road.

  5. Bre at

    As a VA I love working with bloggers! I love proofreading, and doing all that nitty-gritty stuff some people don’t like doing.

  6. Tiffany at

    I’m a VA and my client was really happy because since he hired me, He has now time for himself. He’s more focused and less stressed. Hiring a VA is really a good investment. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

    Xoxo,
    Tiffany

  7. Penny Rodie at

    I’m thinking of becoming a VA so it’s good to see all the benefits to my future clients!

    1. Maria Merced at

      Hi Penny! Yes!!! Do it!!! I LOVE it! You have some skills about content writing, blog posts, and you can provide this service to your clients. There are TONS of information online about becoming a VA. If you are interested, send me an email to hello[at]mariamercedva.com and I can tell you where you need to go!

  8. Jenny at

    Wow, I didn’t even know this was a thing. I may need to take a closer look at this idea. Informative post and I love the look of your site.

    1. Maria Merced at

      Yes!!!! Look into this!!! Another stream of income is always great!

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