A lot of executives nowadays are going out of their way to acquire the services of a virtual executive assistant, and judging by the list of benefits that comes along with having one, it’s no surprise why. Before we get in to what this article is all about, what exactly is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant’s duties include managing their boss’ schedule, coordinating meetings, taking messages, while also being tasked with providing high-level administrative support for the company and its top executives. Basically, a virtual assistant can do the same things that real-life assistant can do that doesn’t require their physical presence, so you can’t really ask them to get you coffee or run you some errands. If you’re still not convinced to get a virtual assistant of your own, here’s a list of some key benefits of having one.

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Virtual Executive Assistants can lighten your workload

Hiring a virtual assistant to come to your aide can really reduce the amount of work that you have to go through daily because they can help you help filter work by the level of priority. This means that all the less meaningful, more tedious work can be handled by your assistant while you focus on the more important jobs for your company that require your full attention.

A Virtual Executive Assistant’s services cost less

Most of the time, virtual assistants are independent contractors, which means you won’t have to hire them full-time, which means their salary will cost lower. There won’t be a need to consider things like payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, employee benefits, vacation pay, etc. into your budget. Most virtual assistants also don’t need to go to employee trainings so you won’t have to spend on that either. Add to that, the fact that you won’t have to pay for your virtual assistant’s equipment and the fact that you won’t lose office space, means that it can help you increase your budget for your company’s development in other aspects that contribute to its growth.

A Virtual Executive Assistant is trained

If you’re having second thoughts about the quality of work that a virtual assistant can give you, I’m telling you now that you don’t have to worry about it. Most of the trustworthy virtual assistants are trained to do anything that their bosses will have them do. More often than not, virtual assistants are more efficient in doing certain jobs that take you longer than you expect when you do it yourself. Remember that the basis of an employee’s performance doesn’t rest on the amount of time that he/she spends on their desks working, but on quality of work he/she submits to you. It’s all about the results.

So if you’re an executive who is feeling overwhelmed with your workload, wants to be more productive and less stressed, and/or knows that you yourself need help with the work but can’t stand the hassle of recruiting and training a physical assistant, a virtual executive assistant may be just what you need.