How Can a Virtual Assistant Help You During a Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak affected our lives with just a snap of a finger. In every business, it is important to be prepared in times like this. However, most of us did not think that this issue would result in us not being able to go to work as well as our employees. Most companies allowed their employees to work from home to prioritize the health and well being of their employees and to keep their business functioning as well.
There are companies that can manage workplace disruption effectively to maintain business operations throughout the outbreak. However, making sure that a remote work set up will work for business owners and their employees can be a big question.
Let’s face it, businesses will always need a hand, especially in times like this. To make sure that your business stays as robust as possible, having a Virtual Assistant can be a big help.
Here are some of the reason why you need to have a virtual assistant:
- VAs are already used to working remotely and they even know how to work productively at home.
- They are incredibly organized and have sound-forward planning abilities. VAs are also resourceful, love helping people and are unflappable.
- VAs possess a plethora of valuable skills for many years of office experience as well as by undertaking multiple types of tasks for clients within a wide range of industries.
A Virtual Assistant’s job is to help their clients in as many ways as they can. Here are some reasons why having a VA can be a valuable asset to your company.
1. Sharing technology and resources
If you have never tried having a remote worker before, you don’t need to worry. Your VA can introduce you to the tools and equipment that they use to communicate and share files with you and their team members.
A Virtual assistant is up to date with tech developments that can surely help you with your business.
2. How to work remotely
VAs are already a pro when it comes to working remotely. In case you need tips on how to be productive, manage distractions, setting up your workstation, and most importantly staying healthy and using your time effectively, your Virtual Assistant can give you advice with this.
3. Providing contingency and pivoting suggestions
Here are some of the things a Virtual Assistant can do for you
- Create effective marketing materials to promote your business during coronavirus outbreak
- Creating email campaigns to let your customers know how your business is doing.
- Creating virtual presentations
- Moving an event online to hold a virtual summit
- Creating a standardized procedure on how to safely do something
There are still a lot of things a virtual assistant can do for you. They can help you with different ways on how to address customers/clients’ concerns or how your business can operate especially in this pandemic.
4. Future proof your business
Although a pandemic situation is quite unusual, there have been many events (accidents, recessions, 9/11, natural disasters, bird flu, Brexit, foot and mouth) that have adversely affected different industries in the past.
A Virtual Assistant can help you find more ways on how to be prepared in this kind of situation. They can find links and posts on how to conduct a SWOT and how to create a business contingency plan. Future-proofing your business is one of the things that you should focus on to be prepared when an unusual event comes.
Always remember, a Virtual Assistant’s role has always been to help their clients keep their businesses strong.
No one is exempted from this kind of situation. It is better to always be prepared and expect the worse to come. Think positively and take advantage of the situation to be even more productive.
Keep your business functioning during this pandemic time. Hire a TVH Virtual Assistant today.
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Contributor: Danielle Palarca