How an Offshore Virtual Assistant Can Help You Grow

This article was submitted by our friends at Get Staffed Up, a staffing company that provides virtual assistants to law firms and other small businesses to help you free up valuable time and get more done!

Growing a business is no easy task, much less when you alone try to do everything, even the smallest task. Sometimes leaders are so meticulous that they lose sight of the most important aspects of their business. Paying attention to every process in your law firm is something a leader must do.

However, this does not mean burning yourself out by following up on everything. Here’s where virtual assistance comes into play, the perfect solution to grow your business and become more liberated. The correct delegation will allow you to focus on making the best decisions for your business. Let us explain what a virtual assistant is and how they can help your firm grow.

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant is a worker who can perform certain tasks – i.e. accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, scheduling, etc. – entirely from a remote position outside your physical work environment. And, just as critical, a virtual assistant can remotely perform these tasks without suffering any discernible drop in quality. Virtual assistants will come equipped with whatever computer software program he or she needs to complete specific tasks; so, for instance, if you hire a VA to perform accounting work, that VA will have a version of QuickBooks or another program which enables the completion of accounting-related tasks.

How Can a VA Benefit Small Firms and Solo Attorneys?

As mentioned, VAs can be of great benefit to any firm, of whatever size, but smaller firms certainly derive a massive advantage. Here are a few ways that a VA can benefit smaller firms:

#1: Space Saving / Clutter Prevention

Virtual assistants confer a benefit to firms because they don’t add clutter. This can be particularly beneficial for smaller firms or solo attorneys with small offices. In addition, by having your VAs working from a distance, you can delegate specific tasks without adding any extra carbon footprint to the environment.

#2: Cost-Effective

VAs are becoming one of the best ways to increase productivity and revenue. You can hire incredible, talented, full-time offshore VAs who cost a fraction of what you would pay for an in-house position. Committed virtual employees provide a win-win to your business because they add diversity to your team and tend to go the extra mile and come up with ideas that might have not been on your radar. Plus, you’re saving on overhead!

#3: Increased Competency / Specialization

With an in-house employee, there might be a lot of time that is not used efficiently. This can happen for many reasons, but mostly because some in-house employees don’t have all the specialized skills to get that job done. However with a VA, you’ll have greater efficiency because VAs specialize in those specific areas that perhaps the in-house employees currently lack expertise in. Therefore, you won’t be paying for unused time and energy.

For these and many more reasons, VAs are essential for small firms and solo attorneys. Start delegating tasks to your virtual assistants, so you can focus on what is most important for your business. Competition is fierce and every firm is on the lookout to improve workflows and get the most done. Will you stay behind or lead with a VA? Contact Get Staffed Up, LLC for more information.

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