Thursday, July 28, 2011

How to Use Outsourcing and Virtual Assistants with the Business Tasks

Tyra Banks was ready to branch out on her own and her years of working as a Writer, Editor, Proofreaders, had given her enough experience to start on her own. She knew what she wanted. Tyra had firmly decided on two things – she knew there were certain aspects she dint want to handle and secondly she wanted to enjoy the freedom of being on her own.

So right from the day she started her business of ‘Freelance Editing’ she practiced what she preached and hired an outside virtual assistant bookkeeper. Slowly as her business gained momentum she kept adding to her team of virtual writers, proofreaders and editors. Within months she had doubled her profits that almost reached five figures.

Tyra says, ‘most entrepreneurs think outsourcing is a huge investment that takes time to show results. But many fail to realise that by outsourcing their day-to-day tasks to professionals, the business owner can focus more on generating income’.

Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant can increase productivity, reduce costs and save time.

Entrepreneurs have seen outsourcing as a strategy used only for big businesses and that its only big businesses that can take the risks of investing huge sums of money. But technology has made it accessible to all, while for some small firms, outsourcing has made a powerful impact on their growth, productivity and bottom lines.

More small businesses are outsourcing these days, thanks to recession and companies downsizing their employees, the availability and accessibility of qualified professionals who have decided or have been forced to leave the corporate world, are now freelancing their services. There is no dearth of these professionals while the small business owners are saved the burden of paying overhead taxes, insurance benefits and worker’s compensation.

The benefits of outsourcing to a qualified VA are many. VA’s only charge for actual time worked, and you will never need to pay employment insurance, vacation pay, sick pay, or contribute to retirement plans and worker’s compensation.
There is no cost for training new or existing employees; VA’s are already qualified. There is no need for extra office space; VA’s do everything from their home office. VA’s are also entrepreneurs and therefore understand the needs of businesses ensuring the success of their clients. Its now evident that outsourcing to a VA is the most sensible thing an entrepreneur can do. And to top it all VA’s offer special discounts to new clients and to existing clients they offer free service hours in return for referrals.
To eulogize them more a VA can take a little of the never-ending workload or less-important projects off their shoulders to ensure you, as a successful business, maintain your quality reputation and increase employee productivity. So isn’t it really intelligent to outsource to a Virtual Assistant?

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