How to Make the Most of the Virtual World
In today’s ever-connected world, more and more people are opting to work remotely, work flexible hours, not necessarily have an office and even to have your whole team in different countries. Technology means that we can work this way, and it also means that you don’t have to recruit your employees and talent based on where they are located.
There are also loads of services you can get now to save you time and mean that you can just focus on what’s important and getting the job done.
You can end up spending far too much of your day, sorting out your emails, and managing your inbox. If you get a high volume of emails each day, then one way to reduce the time you spend is to hire a virtual assistant email management service who can categorize emails by importance, reply to emails on your behalf, remove redundant emails and much more. A virtual assistant will save you hours and hours each day and improve the outcomes for your business.
Sometimes it’s just not worth having someone to sit in your office just to answer the phone, however, if you don’t have someone there to do it, then productivity in the office decreases as other employees will have to stop what they’re doing to field sales calls or take messages. Getting an answering service to do this job will save you that time and free you up to focus on strategy and growth. A virtual receptionist is a professional and will be able to answer your calls in a prompt and business-like manner every time and can provide you with a totally virtual office solution 24 hours a day seven days a week. This will mean that you’ll never miss a call and therefore never miss an opportunity.
Research is very important in a lot of jobs; however, sometimes, it can be really time-consuming. Sometimes you find that you end up with far more information than you need and it’s then another job having to sift through the data that you actually need. Did you know that you can get a virtual assistant to do your research for you? Someone who is trained in gathering information and summarising it so that you get only the information that you need and what you have asked for. This is a very useful service that could be the difference between winning and losing your next business pitch.
You will be able to save money on a virtual bookkeeping service rather than having someone in the office full time. Most bookkeepers that work remotely will be able to offer part-time services that should meet your needs, and they will be a contract employee meaning that you will not have to worry about paying their payroll taxes, holiday pay and other benefits. You will likely also find that remote bookkeepers are very talented and experienced, so not only will you save money, but you will actually get a very experienced and efficient team of bookkeepers helping you run your business.