Virtual Assistant – Is it a Necessity?

As explained on wiki, A Virtual Assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is an entrepreneur who provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients from a home office.With a full range of options to choose from, you can customize your remote receptionist service to meet your exact needs. Your calls can be screened, announced and seamlessly connected to you or your employees anywhere. They usually work for other small businesses, brokers and consultancy groups. It is estimated that there are as few as 5,000-8,000 or as many as 35,000 Virtual Assistants worldwide; the profession is growing in centralized economies with “fly-in, fly-out” (FIFO) staffing practices.

Then, what’s the benefit of a virtual assistant?

Yes, we can hire a secretary to handle  powerpoint design company all the daily trivial things, which is very common and convenient. However it is not wise to expect all the skills that you need on merely one person. You may need a professional PPT designer when you have a presentation to prepare, you may need a note dictator who writes fast when you have a meeting to hold, you may need a clerk to write your report when you don’t have the time to do it yourself… but how can one possesses all this skills, and if we take a step back, assuming you finally find one, how much would you like to pay for such a virtual secretary?

So, sometimes it is necessary to hire a virtual assistant, and outsourcing all the vital yet trivial things to a team of reliable professionals. Leave the specific work to specialists; hire a team at the cost of hiring one ordinary secretary.

Better still, you can avoid all the unnecessary cost by hiring a virtual assistant. You don’t need to worry about the insurance, the farewells, this may not mean that you can save money on that, but it means you don’t have to keep an eye on that. You save the energy. You usually have to pay your assistant when they deal  their personal problems during working hours, as often the case when you hire a human assistant. While you can avoid this cost by hiring a virtual assistant for you, because you only pay them for the time they spend on your task, not anything else.

You even save the time and money on supervising them. If you enter the phrase “virtual assistant” in Google, you can get nearly 5 million results within a second; this indicated the emerging of this industry, and the intense competition among the number of enterprises who provide this service. In this way every enterprise has to keep an eye on the quality of the service they provide to their customers, so as to keep their quota in the market. In this way you leave your burden of supervising your staff to the market which is most just and efficient.


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