Let me put it another way.
Why not use Virtual Assistant Services? The upside is HUGE.
Let’s nail this down:
It costs a lot of money to find the right person, and then employ them.
Then as soon as you do, you are running into numerous challenges. employment contracts, staff sickness, an inability or flat refusal to do the work given, Covid restrictions, maternity leave, possible tribunals, – ugh!
Surely that is enough to put anyone off employing anyone! You pay them just enough so that they won’t leave, and they do just enough so you won’t sack them. And if you try to sack them…
Don’t get me wrong. A good employee is worth their weight in gold, But if they are that good, you won’t hold on to them for long! They will be setting up their own business, possibly as a rival to you – and you trained them to do it.
The other challenge is that they will not be focused fully on their work. With the rise of social media invading our lives, an employee can get easily distracted. In fact, one council (I can’t recall where) banned all social media from their work PCF’s as it was found that 40% of their employee’s time was spent on Facebook, etc.
From the employee’s point of view, they have come to realise that if they work like a dog for you, and drop down dead as a result of stress, heart attack etc., they will quickly be replaced by someone else and forgotten. So they aren’t going to put their heart and soul into the job in the first place, are they?
That’s the lowdown from both the employee and the bosses point of view.
Now let’s look at it from the home business entrepreneur’s side of things.
You have a massive amount to cope with. Apart from working in your business, you have to work on your business. There’s the social media stuff that can drain your time like an old battery. Then, writing your blog posts and articles takes a tremendous amount of time (this post has taken over 2 hours, and I think and type fast).
Then, if you want to promote your venture on YouTube (you should do – 80% of internet traffic will come from video in 2022) you have to learn all the tricks of the trade, from actually doing the video, then slapping it onto YouTube with all the right descriptions, keywords, end cards, etc. in order to get viewers to actually look at it.
Then you have to find the right posts to put up, to keep a consistent flow of posts on Facebook, etc.
Virtual Assistant Services – Advantages
So there are numerous advantages to using Virtual Assistant Services. Just some of these are as follows:
You don’t pay anyone to stand around, or spend their time on Facebook, or numerous fag breaks;
You don’t pay sick pay;
You won’t get a VA taking you to a tribunal if you say or do the wrong thing, especially in light of the ‘woke’ culture;
You only pay for work when you need work done;
You don’t have to agree to an employment contract that you wished later that you hadn’t signed;
If one of our team leaves, their space is quickly taken up by someone just as capable without you knowing about it;
If our work is not good enough, you don’t need to accept it;
You don’t pay out wages, N.I. tax etc., In fact, you offset any invoices raided for work done against your tax;
…and so on.
It really is a no-brainer at the end of the day, don’t you think? Of course, we can’t replace manual labour at all, but most, if not all your admin work can be outsourced.
So why not give us a try? Your costs will be smashed out of sight, and you will be delighted with what we produce. If not, you simply don’t pay!
Contact us for an informal chat about how we can help your business to step out from the shadows, and help you take the weight of the world off your shoulders.
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