A Virtual Assistant [VA] is not just lighter on your wallet. VAs are an ideal solution for employers looking for “A"" players who can multi-task and innovate while they meet deadlines. But if you need a VA for simple tasks and you're wondering if hiring one will be expensive in the long run, then you need to read on.
Hiring someone to do simple, general tasks might sound expensive.
But it really isn't! You only pay for the number of hours a VA takes to complete your work and it doesn't include any taxes or hidden costs. A VA is always just a phone call or email away and you can conduct almost all of your correspondence free of cost. Besides helping you with more complex tasks like filing your tax returns or corresponding with your insurance company on your behalf, a VA can help you with some simple tasks as well such as online & comparison shopping and paying your bills online.
When you work a minimum of 9 hours a day, a VA frees up your time by doing tedious administrative tasks but also simple ones like reading and compiling product reviews, making a list of sites that give you the best deals, making dinner reservations, ordering the latest bestseller online, or locating the closest store.
A VA can make calls to or receive calls from clients, check your voicemail, make note of the important ones and alert you if they are high priority.
They can make a diet chart after researching information online/consulting with a dietician and they can also pay all your bills online. A VA can keep a track of all your bills, the balance on each card, the dates on which payments are due and confirm each time when payments are automatically deducted or alert you when you manually need to make a payment.
They can help you look for a house or apartment and help you post classifieds on sites such as Craigslist. They can arrange wake up calls, look up directions for you and regularly clean out the spam from your inbox. A VA can also help you design a website, maintain and regularly update it. They can also help you maintain online subscriptions/accounts. The complexity of the tasks you assign a VA can vary but hiring one will be cost effective and productive in the long run.