Nothing feels so refreshing as setting your own hours and calling the shots while you are running your business. But, have you ever come to a point where your business is holding you hostage? I mean, you are vacation-deprived but you’re reluctant to take it. Or has your business ever needed a skill that you don’t have? I bet you have experienced at least one of these challenges. From my experience, this is the time you wish there were two of you, because you may find yourself spending more time on administrative tasks rather than the core business itself or you are big on visions but short on execution. Well, worry no more because I have a solution for you.
What you need is a virtual assistant (VA). A virtual assistant is anyone who can provide support services for your business remotely without having to travel to your business premises. With high-speed internet, a cheap conference calling system, and tons of document-sharing platforms, there is no way you are doubting how this can be made possible. As much as virtual assistants are often associated with administrative tasks, they can assist you with other elements required by your business.
So, why do you need a virtual assistant when you can just employ someone to manage some of your business activities on your behalf? Consider the following reasons;
1. Reduced operational cost
Think about it. Why should you hire a full-time employee to do a small job and yet you can hire a virtual assistant to do it for you at a cheaper price? I mean, a full-time employee will need a monthly salary even for small jobs, yet a virtual assistant will charge on an hourly, or task basis. Virtual assistants are paid for jobs actually done!
Also, you don’t have to spend a considerable amount of time or resources training virtual assistants because they always work for specific tasks that they excel at. And as icing on the cake, you don’t have to pay for overhead such as office space, internet connection, or laptops.
2. Scaling up your business operations
Virtual assistants are a quick way of coping with increasing work demands without necessarily rushing your recruitment process. Virtual assistants can be hired quickly on a project-by-project basis.
3. 24/7 Customer service
A business that has its customers spread across the globe might find it hard to cope with global needs due to the challenges posed by international time zones. Since virtual assistants work remotely, you can hire them across the globe to cater to the different time zones.
There are a lot of things that a virtual assistant can do, this includes but is not limited to event management, preparation of reports, simple digital marketing tasks, social media management, personal tasks like booking restaurants and hotels, honestly, it is a never-ending list!
At Ettikal, we will provide you with some of the best virtual assistants in the world. Every Virtual Assistant at Ettikal has to go through 40 hours of training before they start offering their services on this platform. Ettikal ensures that every virtual assistant has the right skills for the job. At Ettikal, you will be able to access virtual assistants with diverse skill sets since we are working as a team and not a single entity. This implies that there is continuous support at Ettikal since you will always find a backup assistant to ensure that you do not lose your day’s work. Lastly, our team of virtual assistants is hired all around the Arab world and they are fluent in both English and Arabic.