Virtual Assistants … and Why You Probably Don’t Employ a Mechanic!

Here at Venice Virtual we’ve spent a lot of time recently trying to come up with the best ways to clearly explain what a Virtual Assistant service is, and why busy business people like you could benefit from a service like ours.

And then it hit us: you’ve been hiring Virtual Assistants for ages!

You already know all the benefits; you’ve already outsourced so much you’re probably as big an expert in the field as we are!

Let’s take an example.

You’re driving into the office one morning, and you hear an unfamiliar knocking noise coming from somewhere under the bonnet of your car. Now we all know cars develop these little (or sometimes big!) issues from time to time … but it would seem silly to employ a mechanic and keep him on standby (or busy him with tasks that aren’t in his skill set) just in case such a situation arises, wouldn’t it?

Of course, you could have a go at identifying and remedying the problem yourself. Perhaps you’ve even got some mechanical knowledge and a decently equipped toolbox. But you’ll need to find a spare few hours to undertake the investigation. And you’re going to have to roll up your
sleeves and get covered in oil, or try to squeeze into awkward spaces to see what’s going on.

It’s not everybody’s idea of fun.

The easiest solution? Drop your car off at a reliable garage. A qualified expert who knows what they’re doing will spend just as long as necessary fixing your problem. It’s faster, it’s much more cost-effective, and you get to focus on what’s really important to you while they do the work.

You see where we’re going with this, yes?

Just like your occasionally rattly car, there are tasks around your office which, whilst extremely important, either don’t merit taking on a full-time member of staff or are not within the core skills that you or your team possess. Perhaps, even, you simply don’t enjoy doing them! And that’s where a Virtual Assistant service comes to the rescue. Just like the trusted, qualified, time-served mechanic who will breathe new life into your ailing car, a great Virtual Assistant will take the hassle and stress out of the tasks you can’t or don’t want to perform and deliver you quality results.

It really is as simple as that!

So next time you think about taking the car to the garage (or going to the hairdressers, or having a chef cook you a meal in a restaurant, or…) take a moment to realise that outsourcing your requirements is actually something you already do all the time.

Doesn’t it make a lot of sense to do it around the office as well?!

For more information about the remote services Venice Virtual can offer, check out our services page, or call us for an obligation-free chat.

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