Developing a real estate investing business can turn into an exhausting task! I have learned that to build a business, you must work ON the business and NOT IN your business. It is not possible for me to handle every task myself and grow my business at the same time.
Most real estate investors try to do every task themselves to save money, but they end up only hurting their chance for growth. Its a fact that the more business you do, the more administrative tasks you have; the more time you spend on administrative tasks, the less time you have to generate new revenue. As a CEO of your real estate business, you must only do the task personally that create the revenue. IE .. Making Offers and Marketing.
The only easy solution to growth is to multiply your manpower. Yet, you probably have a many reasons that prevent you from hiring someone even though you need to. Wouldn’t it be great if you had an assistant that was always ready to work for you, but only when you need him or her?
Meet the “virtual assistant”
The virtual assistant takes the role of “temps”. A virtual assistant offers several advantages over a paid employee. When you hire a virtual assistant you get all the benefits of outsourcing – no employee tax and benefits issues. Paid employees come also come with a host of issues. You not only must provide tech equipment and furniture for them, you also have state and federal obligations, and employer compliance and unemployment liabilities. Then there are the benefits packages – sick leave, vacation time. It is estimated that the true cost of an employee is over double and sometimes triple the cost of their annual salary in terms of benefits and liabilities.
I use virtual assistants from the Phillipines because they work cheap, have technology available to them, are educated, and speak English better than most Americans. If you need someone only a few hours a day or week, you can without hassle.
How practical is a virtual assistant?
As more real estate investors move their marketing and communications to the Internet, virtual assistants become more and more the obvious solution to staffing problems. For an hourly fee of $3 – $ 7, investors can take advantage of professional assistance and a variety of skills at the click of a mouse.
Virtual assistants are already computer trained, and can assist with your specific needs from traditional office support services to highly specialized areas including Web page design. Call upon your virtual assistant for basic word processing, phone answering, appointment scheduling and calendar maintenance. You can train your virtual assistant to go beyond administrative support to client development and marketing support.
Work assignments are communicated through e-mail or instant messengers. Schedule changes, project reports, or customer-service alerts can be performed immediately. The virtual assistant can lend “size” to your company, which will impress potential clients. Since the Internet and other broadband solutions are available in most countries, the VA will be well-placed to leverage communications tools and grow even closer to the small business or startup client.
How to find a virtual assistant
There are several effective ways to find a virtual assistant. Simply enter “virtual assistant” in your favorite search engine. There is also “The International Virtual Assistants Association” which has a comprehensive directory of virtual assistants. I use a company specializing in Virtual Assistants and can help match your needs. It is called 123employee. I can interview several in a day and I learn the virtual assistant’s experience level, services provided, software and hardware capabilities, etc. Why not check them out, and see how you can get your life back and also start making more money by building your business rather then working in your business! Get a Virtual Assistant NOW!