Virtual support is more popular than ever before, but many business owners are hesitant to hire their own virtual employees. Here are some of the most common questions business owners have about virtual support.
Virtual Support FAQS: What Are Virtual Assistants?
Virtual assistants are people who provides businesses or individuals with a service. This could be admin work, such as responding to emails, setting up appointments, handling customer service or scheduling blog posts, but it can also be much more varied than this. Most virtual assistants work from their own homes, but some hire office space or work from a coffee shop.
Could I Use Virtual Support?
Lots of different people use virtual assistants to enhance their career! People who commonly hire virtual support include;
- Small business owners
- Life coaches
- Working parents
- Marketing companies
- Estate agents
These are just a few examples of careers that can benefit from virtual support.
What Services Do Virtual Assistants Offer?
Virtual assistants offer a wide range of services. Some of the more common services include;
- Data entry
- Customer service
- Social media support
- Scheduling appointments
- Graphic design (creating logos, editing images)
- Writing blog content
- Scheduling blog content
- Overall business management
However, it is possible to hire virtual support for nearly any task; for instance, some virtual support teams offer house cleaning and dog walking!
Are Virtual Assistants Less Productive?
One of the main reasons business owners avoid virtual employees is because they assume that they will be less productive, but in reality this is far from true. Employees don’t need to be less productive because they work from home; in fact, the research indicates otherwise. A recent study found that remote employees are more likely to be productive; they are more likely to work more hours, and they tend to put more work into projects than employees who work in an office.
And that isn’t all; a second study also found that virtual employees tend to be happier. So if you want happier, more productive employees, virtual support is a great option!
Where Can I Find A High Quality Virtual Assistant?
We work with a wide range of high-quality virtual assistants in the UK. This includes writers, admin employees, graphic designers and bookkeepers, which is ideal for any small business in the UK. So if you want to hire affordable, hard working virtual support employees, get in touch with us today!
How Do I Become A Virtual Assistant?
Have you ever considered working as a virtual assistant? Do you like the idea of working from home and setting your own hours? If so, all you need is a specific skill, such as writing or accounting. Find a VA company (such as ours) and get in touch to see if you have what it takes to be a virtual employee. It is important to note that you may not find full time hours to begin with, but if you provide a great service it won’t take long for you to build up a roster of valuable clients.