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The Truth About Virtual Assistants, Part 2

Still looking for the truth about virtual assistants? In yesterday's post, we looked at one of the biggest myths I've discovered. That is, "My business can't afford to hire virtual assistants."

Now that we busted that myth, let's look at the second most common myth I've seen associated with virtual assistants…It sounds something like this: "My business isn't big enough to hire a virtual assistant." Even if you are a one-man show, and maybe especially if you are a one-man show, that is a myth of monumental proportions.

No matter how small your company is, it's not too small for a virtual assistant. Think about it for a minute. How much time do you spend, or perhaps waste is a better way to look at it, on administrative tasks that could be outsourced to someone else who could do it just as efficiently as you – and free you up for revenue-generating opportunities? How much time do you spend? An hour, two hours, three hours?

Why should you spend, er waste, your valuable time on billing, appointment-setting, calendar maintenance, bookkeeping, travel arrangements, or expense tracking when a virtual assistant can easily handle all those tasks for you? The answer is…you shouldn't. And you don't have to when you hire a virtual assistant.

Virtual assistants free up your time so you can concentrate on your core business. In fact, if you want to grow your business, a virtual assistant can be the best way to spread yourself out without spreading yourself too thin.

The Truth About Virtual Assistants, Part I

Do you know the truth about virtual assistants? You may not have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth if you haven't actually used a virtual assistant. Or, perhaps I should say, of you haven't used a well-qualified virtual assistant.

Indeed, myths about virtual assistants still remain in the business world today. If you've been blinded by virtual assistant myths, it's time to remove those blinders and see the light of what a virtual assistant can really do for your company.

The first myth whispers, "My business can't afford to hire virtual assistants." That's a common myth in any economy, but is magnified in a recession. Either way, it's still not true. What is the truth, then? Hiring virtual assistants can save your company time and money.

Think about it this way: You don't have to provide office space, computers, phones or any other kind of equipment for your virtual assistants. They all work from their own office space and use their own equipment.

Here's another benefit: You don’t have to pay a full-time salary or provide health insurance or other benefits. Virtual assistants can work on an as-needed basis. They are there when you need them to pick up the slack during a busy season, and you can cut back on the hours if business slows. Virtual assistants offer you the ultimate in flexibility.

Are you beginning to see the light? The truth is, a virtual assistant is a cost-effective way to expand your capabilities without expanding the risk. Think of it as on-demand staff. Virtual assistants are available when you need them and aren't burdening your payroll when you don't – and that's no myth.

The Virtual Office as a Time Management Strategy

If it doesn’t feel like time is on your side, you are not alone. Productivity is a key issue for companies of all sizes and time often seems like the enemy.

According to the Mayo Clinic, effective time management is a primary means to a less stressful life. Mayo’s tips for productivity don’t include virtual offices, but they next revision of the list just might. That’s because virtual offices offer major time management advantages.

Virtual offices offer you a prestigious business address, a professional image, and, yes, time. That’s because virtual offices staff virtual receptionists and virtual assistants that can help lighten the administrative load. For example, virtual offices let you outsource phone answering and other administrative tasks so you can focus on doing what you do best: generating revenue.

Whether you are in start-up mode or growth mode, a virtual office can help you take your business to the next level. Davinci Virtual’s virtual office products and services work to streamline your operations from an administrative standpoint. When you work with Davinci Virtual, we focus on our core business so you can focus on yours.

Do You Really Need an Office Staff?

Did that headline get your attention? You might be thinking, “Yes, I need an office staff. I am wearing far too many hats and I’d like a day off every once in a while.” If that’s you, a virtual assistant can help improve your quality of life.

The fact of the matter is, you are pulling yourself up by your bootstraps – but you could probably use a little help once in a while. Maybe more than once in a while. Actually, you could probably grow your business faster if you had a few spare hands handling the non-core functions of your company. The problem is, you don’t have the budget for a full-time staff.

Enter the virtual assistant. The virtual assistant gives you the best of both words: no full-time commitment and the assurance of help when you need it. You don’t have to go through the traditional recruiting and hiring process with a virtual assistant because companies like Davinci Virtual do the vetting for you. And you don’t have to shell out a full-time salary and benefits to your virtual assistant, either. Davinci has that covered.

To be sure, hiring a virtual assistant is a cost-effective, time-efficient way to get the help you need quickly to handle administrative tasks such as appointment scheduling, online research and order-taking. Virtual assistants work in remote locations, hence the ‘virtual’ descriptor, and use their own equipment. That adds to the cost savings of this alternative staffing strategy.

At the end of the day, virtual assistants give you ultimate flexibility. You can decide how many hours of help you need each week, and it can vary from week to week. The remote control, to so speak, is in your hands when you hire virtual assistants.

Davinci Virtual Pours Out Virtual Office Love this February

Are you in the mood for love? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Davinci Virtual is showing your business some love this year with a cost-saving offer on virtual office space and virtual receptionist services you don’t want to refuse.

Davinci Virtual understands that you’d rather be making money than spending it. Wouldn’t we all? That’s why the leading virtual office space provider just reduced its rates. With Davinci Virtual’s low rates and all inclusive-features, you can keep overhead costs down while you build your business.

Virtual office addresses now run $50 to $100, depending on the location – and there are plenty of locations to choose from. In fact, Davinci Virtual now has over 600 virtual office locations around the world. That means you can set yourself apart from the competition with a prestigious business address in most major metropolitans. With your virtual office package, you can also tap into day offices or conference rooms on demand.

Need Live Receptionist support? Davinci Virtual has priced this must-have service at just $99 a month. A live receptionist can literally change the way you do business. Davinci Virtual offers innovative virtual office technologies and well-trained receptionists that represent your company well. With live receptionist support, your calls will always be answered, your messages always taken, your orders always processed and your schedules always kept up to date.

So what are you waiting for? Davinci Virtual is pouring out the love this Valentine’s Day. It’s up to you to receive it for you – and your business.