Advantages of a Virtual Assistant for Your Business

Have you thought about what the advantages of a virtual assistant are and the diverse skills they bring to help you grow your business?

We all know that it takes a huge amount of time and energy to run a profitable business, but the advantages of hiring a virtual assistant are endless.

Just the day-to-day running takes so much of our time: 

  • Answering emails
  • Promoting & marketing the business
  • Writing articles to optimise search engine placement
  • Developing & updating your website
  • Driving customers to the website

But also the mundane tasks that are SO time consuming:

  • Keeping your inbox clear and filed
  • Arranging meetings
  • Liaising with clients
  • Paying invoices
  • Chasing payments

Has this exhausted you already?!

Suddenly there isn’t enough time left in your day and you start to work into the evenings to keep above water.  Small business owners become stressed and frustrated, and, in severe cases, they end up giving up their businesses altogether.

How can this be avoided?

How can you drive the business forward with the least amount of stress?

The answer to this is to get a reliable Virtual Assistant.

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Virtual Assistants provide the one precious benefit you need more than anything,  and that is… TIME.

You can off-load all the time-consuming administrative tasks to your personal assistant and actually move forward instead of treading water, trying not to drown.

You can put this new time to good use and;

  • Start enjoying your business.
  • Follow up on the leads you have.
  • Have time to market your business.
  • Attend networking events.
  • Take a prospective client out to lunch.
  • Start doing the things you enjoy and have forgotten about.
  • Begin to spend the evenings with family and friends, instead of locked away in front of your computer.

What to do first…

It’s best to make a list of the things you need to do to run a thriving business.  Once you have this list, run through every point and mark the tasks that you can delegate to a virtual office assistant.

Here is an example:  Do you struggle to maintain a strong online presence for your business, but find it challenging due to time constraints?  Your virtual assistant (VA) can help with the time-consuming parts.  He or she can load your articles to your website, post your blogs and create a newsletter which will give you time to write the things you enjoy.  Your VA can be responsible for taking care of your Social Media to keep you updated and current.  This all helps to drive customers to your website.  You don’t want to have a social graveyard!

Is having a VA cost effective?

One of the huge advantages of virtual remote assistants is that you pay an hourly rate – and only for the hours your VA is working.  Whether it be 3 hours or 30 hours per week, this can be flexible and change every week depending on your workload. Your VA can even assist with customer service, ensuring your clients are taken care of without you having to handle every inquiry.

There are no contracts or tie-in clauses and you have no responsibility that you would have if you had a permanent member of staff. Additionally, the enhanced productivity resulting from delegating time-consuming tasks allows you to focus on activities that truly drive your business forward.

So, how much is YOUR time worth?

Weigh it up… you know it makes sense.


The best thing is to hire a Virtual Assistant on a trial basis for one month.  Make sure you actually do delegate to him or her!  By doing this you will have more time to put into the business and therefore increase your revenue.  What do you have to lose?

You will be surprised how much your business will grow with an extra pair of hands to help. Say No to admin, you know it makes sense!

For more information on the advantages of a virtual assistant, please call us at Designated PA on 020 7952 1460, and we can talk to you about how we can help and how our services work. Alternatively, you can email us.