WORK | LIFE |BALANCE: THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Virtual Assistants are independent entrepreneurs. Contrary to popular belief, the Virtual Assistant is becoming more of a “work, life, balance guru” than just a mere assistant who works from home. They have the ability to give you back the time you need to be more efficient and productive. We all need balance between work and life. In some cases, a great Virtual Assistant can do just that!
Traditionally, Virtual Assistants only provided basic professional administrative tasks, such as meeting scheduling, receptionist and light data-entry. Today’s VA’s are innovative, creative, forces to be reckoned with, due to their experience, educational backgrounds and skills, in marketing, social media strategy, IT Support, Customer Support, payroll, accounting and book keeping.
This high-level, quality support is very much in demand and growth in the industry doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. North America accounted for over 40% of the global market in 2012 (for Intelligent Virtual Assistants), and is expected to remain the largest regional segment in the coming years (Grandviews Research-Intelligent Virtual Assistant regional outlook). The global market for Virtual Assistants is expected to reach USD 3,071.9 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.
Companies are realizing that outsourcing certain levels of expertise and support is an integral part of meeting the organizations overall goals. Corporations are always looking for ways to increase productivity, reduce overhead costs, while having the flexibility of scalability, which is why VA’s make sense for their business needs.
Most VA’s are detailed-oriented, have experience in supporting high-level executives, and can work well under pressure while meeting deadlines. Bottom line, as a CEO, Founder or an entrepreneur with no staff, a VA can take on your to-do lists, giving you more time to focus on other areas of your business.
No more stressing on getting mundane tasks completed, inaccuracies and inconsistencies in areas in which you’re not strong in when it comes to your business, no more juggling more than one project at a time, no more missing deadlines, no more procrastinating on tasks that require immediate attention. The solution to your business needs may be a Virtual Assistant!