Lots of business owners are hesitant to hire virtual support. Some worry that virtual employees aren’t skilled enough, while others believe in-person employees work harder than remote employees.
However both of these statements are rarely accurate. In fact, various studies have found that remote employees work harder than in-person employees! Virtual assistants are also normally trained to a high level, which means they may even be able to do some jobs better than you. This is ideal for over-worked business owners who need support.
Here are 5 jobs a virtual assistant can do better than you.
1. 5 Jobs A Virtual Assistant Can Do Better Than You: Recruitment
Recruitment is an essential part of any growing business, but it can be difficult to get it right. It can be difficult to find the right person for the job, especially if you don’t have any recruitment experience – but it is possible to hire a virtual assistant with recruitment experience. They will search for people with the right skills to benefit your business, and they will handle choosing and interviewing employees. This is a great way to ensure that you hire well qualified, high quality employees.
2. Email Management
If you have a lot of clients you may find that you are constantly getting emails every hour. This can make it nearly impossible to complete more important tasks. Thankfully it is possible to delegate email management to a virtual assistant. They can sort through the emails and send set responses to new clients, and then they can forward on any particularly important emails to you. This will free up a lot of time for you. It also means that all of your emails are responded to promptly (which is very useful if you are working with a large amount of clients!).
If you want help with your email management, we can certainly help. Send us a message to find out more about our admin support services.
3. Building Backlinks
If you want to build up backlinks to your blog but you don’t have the time, you can hire a virtual assistant to add backlinks via blog commenting. Blog commenting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to build up backlinks! All you need is someone to leave interesting comments on relevant blogs. And no; this isn’t spam if you only comment in relevant areas! In fact, it is also a great way to increase traffic. It is just important to hire a virtual assistant who can find relevant, useful content that allows other websites to link back.
4. Database Entry
Data entry is important, but it is an admin role that is rarely done by the business owner. If you are still doing your own data entry, you may want to consider outsourcing the work to someone with data entry experience. This will give you more free time to focus on more important tasks.
5. Project Management
Finally you can hire a virtual assistant to help manage projects. If you are trying to manage projects while also running a business, it is likely you will sometimes make a mistake or forget a deadline. However if you hire a virtual assistant to focus completely on current projects, it is very unlikely they will forget anything important (especially if they have project management experience). This will make it possible for you to achieve your project goals while focusing on the day to day running of your business.