Working with a Virtual Assistant

Working with a Virtual Assistant

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Trying to conquer the business world alone is tough. We’ve all wished we had a clone to do the repetitive tasks while we work on other critical tasks.

Well, there is a solution to this dilemma…you can hire a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant is a person who provides technical, administrative, or creative assistance to clients remotely.

You can let your VA work through your to-do list, so you can focus on the tasks you find more enjoyable and are a little more critical. Once you’ve shown them how to upload a mailing list, post ads on social media, or return phone calls, they can keep repeating those tasks or switch it up as your needs change.

A virtual assistant can also be perfect for other marketing tasks because they tend to be repetitive and lend themselves to step-by-step processes.

Advantages of Virtual Assistants

There are many reasons why you should hire a VA, the primary advantages are:

  1. The costs are usually much less. You can hire a nearshore virtual assistant from Mexico at just a fraction of the cost. Hiring a local employee has higher costs. Hiring a VA from Cápita Works can cut your costs by up to 70%.
  2. There can be a higher level of talent. You can find a first-class MBA grad in Mexico for less cost than a high-school graduate in many areas in the US.
  3. There are no time-zone differences and little to no cultural differences. You might find it desirable to have your VA working while you sleep. Then you can base your work on what they have completed. However, if you need to speak directly to them regularly, a time-zone difference might be a terrible obstacle. Also, by hiring nearshore talent there are essentially no language barriers that make it difficult to understand each other.
  4. There’s great flexibility with VAs. Cultural proximity allows your VA to meet with you in person if need be!

Assess Your Needs

It’s hard to find a virtual assistant if you don't know what tasks you need to delegate. Consider the repetitive tasks that are necessary to market your business effectively. Do you just want someone to make cold calls and set up appointments? Or do you require someone that can cold call and possibly close a sale?

Perhaps you require someone to post classified ads and return phone calls. Maybe you are looking for a person to build websites and do digital marketing. Your ideal VA might need familiarity with social media tools, such as Facebook and Instagram.

The list of possible tasks that a VA can perform for you is nearly endless. What’s most important is to know how they can assist you and what tasks you need them to do.

A virtual assistant can take on those repetitive busy tasks that prevent you from spending your time on the critical tasks that define your business. Marketing tasks fit the bill perfectly for a VA because it’s one of those things that must be done consistently to reap the benefits.

Find a VA that has the skill set you are seeking. Then, develop a list of tasks to be performed. If you’ve chosen the right virtual assistant for you, you’ll find yourself spending less time on busy work and more time on the tasks that matter. Even better, your profits should increase.

Hiring a nearshore virtual assistant saves you time and money. It helps your business grow and reduce your stress and worries. We can help you find the right VA for you, contact us at info@capitaworks.com to start your journey with a virtual assistant. 

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