Why Choose a Virtual PA Over Hiring an Employee?

Posted on : August 23, 2019

The growth and needs of every small business are different, but one thing is the same – the business world is evolving faster than ever before. It is, then, no surprise that traditional employment formats are being updated to suit our modern day needs.

Choosing to use the services of a virtual PA can provide many benefits over hiring an employee. Here’s why.

What Is a Virtual PA?

If you’re new to the idea of using a virtual PA, you might need a quick update.

Essentially, a virtual PA will take on the same role as a traditional personal assistant, managing the day-to-day needs of your business, such as call answering, email handling and general administration. The difference is that a virtual PA can work remotely with little or no ongoing supervision, physical requirements or management. This leaves you with more time to concentrate on the work you do best – and growing your business.

Why Choose a Virtual PA over an Employee?

If you’ve never engaged with a virtual service before, you may wonder how much difference using a virtual PA could make to your business compared to hiring an employee. The truth is there is a massive difference, plus huge savings to be made in terms of money, time and effort.

Here are the top reasons why you should hire a virtual PA.

Flexible Terms

If your business is in its infancy but rapidly growing, you might not yet have the experience behind you to know exactly what you need in the mid- to long-term; you just know you need some help, and quickly! By using a virtual PA, you can increase and decrease the hours you need support much more easily than employing someone on a contract and having to worry about probationary or notice periods should circumstances change. Whether it’s ongoing support, covering a busy seasonal period, or replacing members on sick or holiday leave, a virtual PA can help you out as little or as much as you require.

No Physical Overheads

Unlike a regular employee, aside from the cost of our service, there are no other ongoing overheads. We don’t need to use your office space or equipment, and we won’t increase your utility consumption costs, like water and electricity.

No Employment Costs

By engaging the services of a virtual PA, you don’t have to think about employment agency fees, costs to post a job advert online, or spending your time interviewing potential candidates. If you engage our services, we match you with the best virtual PA for your task and you’re ready to go!

More Profit for You

Knowing that new enquiries are being correctly dealt with and your existing clients are being looked after with minimal outlay, means the profit you will see from engaging our services will be much larger compared to the ROI of an employee.

How to Hire a Virtual PA

Our team of trained administration specialists are here to support you across a range of duties, with no fixed contract. As flexible as you need us to be, our virtual PAs are the right choice for your business to thrive. Contact SMARTstrat today to discuss hiring a virtual PA for your business.

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