Running a business takes a lot of work, there is no avoiding it, but that does not mean you have to do all of the work yourself.
A Virtual Assistant makes the workload a lot more manageable. But, do not be fooled into thinking there are only two options: Hiring a full-time employee or going without the help.
There are some obvious flaws to both of these options. One leaves you stranded with all of the work and the other can be extremely costly. The good thing is there is a third option. You can get help from a Virtual Assistant. This is the perfect blend between cost efficiency and getting a lot of work done.
A Virtual Assistant can help you tackle the same tasks you would be hiring a full-time support staff member to accomplish such as: friendly and professional off-site telephone answering, reading and responding to e-mails in a quick and professional manner, as well as organizing your day-to-day travel.
If these are the sort of tasks that keep you bogged down and extend your work days then a Virtual Assistant is the right call for you. These are tasks that can be handled off-site by a well-trained and professional part-time assistant rather than a full-time employee who you would have to spend time and money training and setting up with a phone, desk, computer, etc.
A virtual assistant also has the added benefit of being a service employee easily replaceable. This means, unlike a full-time worker you may hire, a Virtual Assistant is bound by the knowledge that if they do not work hard and complete the tasks professionally and to a high standard they can be easily replaced. No long term contracts.