Using Virtual Staffing to Build your Business
What would you do with an extra 60% of your time? Studies show that only 40% of an employee’s time is spent on their main job duties.
This is true for everyone from individual contributors to C-suite executives. We all get way too sidetracked doing busy work.
To grow your business and achieve greater balance, you need to examine how you spend your time.
I remember doing it all when I first started my training business.
I arranged client calls, prepared financial reports, returned client messages and e-mails, scheduled meetings, and went to almost every meeting where it seemed like there might be a new business opportunity.
Unfortunately, doing all those tasks drained me to the point that it distracted me from the things I needed to grow my business.
That was the point when I realized I had to hire virtual assistants.
Since hiring my VAs, I was able to save time, reduce costs, free up other resources and eliminate HR issues.
You might be thinking that it’s too soon in your business to require a VA. But you need to remember that your time is money.
How many hours per day do you spend doing database management, business reports, internet research, personal correspondence, gift sending, meeting planning, email maintenance, editing, social media maintenance, newsletters, banking, and travel arrangements?
Then think about how much each hour of your time is worth. Assuming it’s $30 and you spend 5 hours per day (60% of 8 hours, rounded off) doing minor job functions, that’s $750 weekly, $3,000 monthly, and $36,000 yearly.
Multiplying your time is not the only benefit you can get from having virtual staff.
Here are other examples:
- You can provide 24/7 service
If your virtual staff is in the Philippines, your VA can take over the tasks as you end your work day. This means someone is always available to respond to inquiries, process orders, and do other tasks for your business. Once your VA’s shift is done, you can take over the work as you begin your day and the cycle continues.
2. Scaling is easier
In a traditional work setting, scaling is more complicated, involves more work, and generally costs more. For instance, you would need to expand your office space or rent another office and purchase additional equipment and office supplies. With virtual staffing, you only need to hire more people in order to scale. Your VAs will be responsible for their own workstations and equipment as well as the utilities.
3. You will have more productive employees
A majority of virtual assistants are parents who want to earn while taking care of their families. Because of this, VAs are happier since they are better able to maintain work-life balance than their office-based counterparts. When your employees are happy, they are more productive, which is better for your bottom line.
If you want to know more about how virtual staffing can help your business, visit sonicva.com.
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Dan Meyer Sonic VA, which specializes in matching Filipino Virtual Assistants with American Small Business clients and has been a leader in the outsourcing industry since 2011.
Dan is also one of the top experts in Virtual Staffing and has personally trained over 10,000 Filipinos in areas such as virtual assistance, data analytics, business process outsourcing and social media marketing & management.