If you’ve never hired a Virtual Assistant before, you may be wondering How can a VA help me? And that’s understandable. After all, your business is your livelihood – you need it to do well. Not only that, your business is a unique combination of your passion and skill – and may even be in an obscure niche – so how can a remote worker help you grow it effectively?

VAs’ can bring a wide range of skills to the table. If you are already looking for VA help you may be wondering what tasks you can outsource and if it’s a worthwhile investment for your business.

The good news is, as VA’s do have a wealth of skills, the tasks you can outsource are also wide and varied. Please check out our blog, ‘What is a VA and what do they do?’ Here’s how a Virtual Assistant can help your business grow.

Carry out essential research

Research is something all businesses carry out. Whether that research is competitor research, vetting potential new staff, compiling client feedback or analysing business statistics, a VA can make research a breeze. The results they return can help you shape future campaigns and promotions, taking your business on a clearer path to business growth.

Help your business become more professional

Whether you are a sole trader or a Limited Company, you need to be seen as professional at all times. Having a VA managing your calls, liaising with customers, and creating presentations and reports will help give your business that professional touch.  It will also allow you to achieve this without working all hours or taking your attention away from the revenue generating activities.

Get you visible and active on social media

Any business that wants to seriously grow, needs to have an online presence. But that takes time – something you probably don’t have a lot of, but your VA does. Managing your social media profiles, scheduling content, interacting with comments and messages and finding content to share, are all things your VA can handle. This not only keeps them off your to-do list, but it also helps ensure your business is visible, active and managed well online.

Improves productivity in your business

A VA can help implement systems and processes into your business. Things like procedure manuals, checklists and templates, as well as automated sales and marketing funnels can all streamline your business. Productivity will rise, consistency will be better achieved, and financial rewards are sure to follow as a result.

Help you be more organised and less stressed

No matter how good you are at managing your own time, there’s always room for improvement. But handing over administrative tasks to your VA isn’t just about improving how they’re managed – it’s also about alleviating some of your stress.

Diary and calendar management, a busy inbox, constant meetings with no breathing room, shifting and rescheduling appointments all add to your stress levels. A VA can take over those tasks, so you’re free to focus on other things – or even have much needed time out from it all.

Your business is your livelihood, and you need it to do well. Having a VA on-board gives you the freedom and the time to do better. You gain access to a wealth of skills, designed to help you and your business grow. You also gain a remote worker who is just as invested in your business success as you are – and someone who can help you achieve that level of success you want as well. So, how can a VA help your business? The short answer is – in so many different ways!  The challenge is choosing the ways that suit you best and release you to do the work you enjoy and that makes you money.