What is a Virtual Assistant (or VA for short)?
Wikipedia would describe a VA boringly as a person who is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative assistance to clients remotely from a home office.
OH HECK! I hear you all groan, B-O-R-I-N-G!
Well………I would describe a VA as a resource that so many businesses could utilise but fail to do so! I want to sing the praises of VA’s everywhere, who do an amazing job helping businesses all over the world, by not only providing a professional administrative, technical or creative service, but saving businesses a HUGE amount of money!
The thing with a VA is they don’t cost you the usual phenomenal amount of money required to recruit someone full or part time into your business. They are self-employed and as such don’t incur the on costs you would normally have when hiring someone (NI contributions, pension costs, holiday entitlement etc etc). You basically pay for what you use, be that 1 hour a month or 100 hours a month. Some VA’s will require a minimum retainer, others are happy to work ad-hoc. There are many to choose from, so find the right fit for you! So………..what’s stopping you – get out there and look for a VA who is the perfect fit for your business and see just what they can bring to the table for you. I have no doubt you will be impressed and surprised at how much a VA can offer. TLC VA for instance offers admin support, HR support, Finance support and much more besides!