How to Make the Most of VA Services
Are you a UK business owner, entrepreneur, or freelancer looking to get the most out of your working day? If so, you may be considering using a virtual assistant (VA). VAs are growing in popularity, offering businesses the chance to outsource tasks and get more done in less time. But what can a VA do, and what are the benefits of using one in the UK? In this blog, we’ll explore the services a VA can offer you and outline the cost-effectiveness of using a VA.
What can a VA do?
A VA is an independent contractor or freelancer who provides administrative, creative, or technical support to businesses and individuals remotely. This means they can work from anywhere in the world, and often at a lower cost than a full-time employee. VAs in the UK can provide a range of services, from data entry and customer service to web design and project management. They can also offer more specialist services such as copywriting, bookkeeping, and social media management.
Take a look here at our comprehensive list of services to get an idea of what a UK VA can do for you.
How can a VA help you?
Using a VA in the UK can help you save time and money. Studies show that Virtual assistants can save a business up to 78% in operating costs. You’ll only pay for the services you need and won’t have to worry about the cost of recruitment, salaries, or benefits. You can also scale your VA services as your business grows, allowing you to take on more tasks without having to hire more staff.
What are the benefits of using a VA in the UK?
There are plenty of success stories of businesses that have seen great results from using VAs. Take the example of one small business owner who used our VA services to manage their customer service and social media accounts. This allowed them to free up their time and focus on growing their business - allowing them to follow up on the leads generated through their socials and actually win new business, rather than spend time trying to generate it themselves
Another example is a freelance web designer who used our VA services to offload administrative tasks that kept them bogged down in day-to-day issues rather than focusing on their core business. Offloading these tasks allowed them to take on two new projects, meaning we more than paid for ourselves after just a few weeks of working together.
How to get the most out of your relationship with your VA in the UK
The key to making your relationship with a VA in the UK work is communication. You need to be clear about what you want from your VA, and then give them plenty of leeway for creativity as well. This means that having regular meetings with your VA is vital - if you don’t keep up this communication, there’s no way they can know how best to help you out!
This communication works both ways. It's critical that your VA actively manages your expectations and communicates with you with total honesty and transparency. If something isn't possible, they should be telling you this, and if they have a better way of working it's their duty to be honest.
Your VA should also be proactive in helping you with your business. If they see an opportunity to help, or if they notice that some aspect of your work is taking longer than necessary, then it's their responsibility to bring this up and offer suggestions for improvement.
Getting started with a virtual assistant in the UK
Using a VA in the UK can be a great way to save time and money, as well as freeing up your own time to focus on growing your business - or just doing what you'd rather do instead! With a range of services on offer, and the potential for scalability, it’s easy to see why VAs are becoming more popular in the UK. So if you’re looking for a way to get more done in less time, a VA could be the perfect solution.
And we happen to think we're the perfect solution. Get in touch today to find out how we can work together.