Do you have a large vision for your company, but realize that you’re spreading yourself too thin by performing essential and non-essential daily tasks?
Starting a small business entails wearing many hats at first. If you’re going at it alone you’re likely answering customer calls, managing social media, developing company blog content and much more. If you’re managing a growing small to medium enterprise, you may not have access to more experienced and highly qualified professionals due to budget constraints.
In both cases, you are deep in the trenches of daily operations that there is little time left for strategic level tasks associated with business growth. If these scenarios sound familiar, it may be time to hire virtual employees.
What is a Virtual Employee?
First, let’s define the term, virtual employee.
A virtual employee is someone who works for your company, like an in-house or local employee, with one primary difference: your virtual employee is most likely working from an office halfway around the globe.
You might think to yourself, “That’s impractical!”
But as more companies — large and small — start to embrace the concept, they soon realize it’s not. A virtual employee is your employee even though they’re not located in your zip code. Thanks to improved technology, you gain the benefits of global talent with the control and collaboration opportunities you enjoy, as if your new virtual hire was local.
“Seems like virtual employees are like freelancers! Right?”
Sure, virtual employees work remotely and come cheap, but the keyword here is ‘employee’. A freelancer can never be an employee because they don’t work for you full-time or exclusively. A virtual employee can work for you remotely and exclusively as a dedicated part of your team without juggling other assignments.
Should I Hire Virtual Employees?
If you’ve been contemplating hiring virtual employees, it may be time to seriously consider taking the leap. Why? Because, adding highly qualified individuals to your team (without minimal overhead) can remove a large burden and free up your time to focus on driving profit instead of daily administrative tasks.
Tedious, repetitive tasks can exhaust time and energy. Why not delegate these tasks to someone better suited and enjoy the cost-efficiencies gained in lieu of hiring locally?
Not convinced? Here are are six simple ways your small business can benefit from hiring a virtual employee:
1. Build your business faster.
Decrease your tactical workload instantly and gain increased freedom to focus on core competencies that build your business, while your virtual employee manages the non-core processes.