The rise in popularity of Virtual Assistants has skyrocketed over the last few years and is certainly not slowing down any time soon—and it’s not hard to understand why…
Did you know that the average full-time employee is only productive for 3 hours of their 8-hour work day? Similarly, freelancing has become increasingly popular among workers who can take control of their work/life balance and significantly lower their stress levels. Not only has the rise of VAs allowed employers access to a larger pool of highly qualified talent, it allows that highly qualified talent access to a wide array of projects that best fit their talents.
Because it’s such a great time for VAs—and it happens to be our expertise—here are 5 more facts about Virtual Assistants you probably didn’t know:
1. Convenience and Flexibility of Work Hours
Work hours are flexible and convenient for both the VA and their client. Clients can choose how many hours a week or month they need help without the commitment of hiring a full-time employee. This also gives VAs significantly more control over their daily and weekly schedule, allowing them to work with their client to set a schedule that works for them.
2. Email Overwhelm
Without a VA, the average employee spends nearly 1/3 of their weekly work hours navigating and clearing their inbox. It’s no wonder one of the most requested tasks for VAs is email management!
3. Cutting Costs and Boosting Productivity
Because they’re only paying for the time spent working on a project, businesses can save up to 78% on operational costs when they hire a VA for administrative projects instead of a full-time employee. This is especially useful for small businesses that might not yet need a full-time employee.
Small businesses are more likely to need and hire VAs—because they will benefit from them more than large companies! When it comes to running a small business, even taking one repetitive task off of your plate allows you to dive deeper into the core of your work and expand your business. And let’s be real—who starts their own business to schedule appointments and answer emails?
5. Specialization and Variety
There is a wide variety of virtual assistant specialties based on their specific skills and the requirements of the job. Some examples include administrative virtual assistants, marketing virtual assistants, executive virtual assistants, real estate/brokerage virtual assistants, social media management virtual assistants, research virtual assistants, and many more. (Is it any surprise that the currently most in-demand VA service is social media management? Here’s why investing in a marketing assistant will save you time and energy!).
Have questions? We’ve got answers! Need to work with one of these VAs we’re so fond of? We’ve got the right one for you.