There are lots of benefits to working with a VA - aside from taking care of the usual admin tasks, a good virtual assistant will support your business and help it grow. Here are our top five reasons you should start working with a VA today.
1. Reduced Workload
Running a business takes a lot of time and work so it can be hard to fit everything into your day. A VA will take care of those time-consuming admin tasks, working behind the scenes to allow you to focus on what you really want to be doing.
2. Better Work-Life Balance
No matter how much we love our job, we all deserve some downtime - whether that’s going for a walk, reading or spending time with your family. VA’s are passionate about creating time for the people and things you love - our client, David Harris, explained in last week's blog that since working with a VA, he has had more time for life outside of work.
As small business owners, VAs understand the importance of getting the right work-life balance. Our founder, Charlie, started The Arts VA three years ago with the aim to create a working week where she has the flexibility to balance a phone call with a client, the school run, marketing the business and a coffee with a friend. As a result, her family benefits from having her at home, while she continues working in an industry she loves.
3. Delegate the Tasks You Dread
Do you dread replying to emails or keep putting off your accounts? When you hire a VA, you can hand over the tasks you don’t like doing, knowing that your assistant has the skill and desire to get the jobs ticked off your to-do list.
It’s likely an admin professional will take less time to do these tasks too - something that takes you a whole day or you’ve been putting off for weeks could take a VA an hour! (If you want to know what tasks a VA can take off your hands, check out our blog.)
4. Avoid Awkward Conversations
If you find discussing deal negotiations uncomfortable or you don’t like chasing for payments, a VA can take care of this for you. Talking about money can be tricky so hiring a VA allows you to distance yourself, knowing that these awkward conversations will be handled professionally on your behalf.
5. Grow Your Team
A VA can help your business to grow - they are there to bounce ideas off and will become part of your team. Unlike an employee though, you don’t have to pay any benefits, such as sick or holiday pay, tax and National Insurance.
It helps to find a VA who is experienced in your niche so they understand your industry - our founder Charlie Lester and a small team of VAs have over 10 years experience working in arts administration. Our knowledge enables us to support many busy freelancers and small businesses in the arts industry.
The Arts News
Head to Sky Arts over the coming months and you can watch stage shows for free! The Freeview channel will be broadcasting stage productions and adaptations including Anna-X, Beat the Devil and Walden.
Check out the full West End cast of Moulin Rouge!, starring Jamie Bogyo as Christian and Liisi LaFontaine as Satine. Previews for the musical begin on 12th November.
We’d Love to Hear From You!
If you have any questions or would like to know more about how you could work with The Arts VA, contact Charlie here.