Why You Might Want to Continue to Keep Working Virtually

Debbie BinnersleyVirtual AssistantLeave a Comment

The past few weeks (I’ve lost track now) have been challenging for everyone. Many business owners have found themselves having to adapt their way of working. In order to stay in business, they have had to look at working virtually and managing their business online.

I’ve run my business from home for just over two years and in that time have seen an increase in the demand for freelancers of all kinds from Copywriters to Virtual Assistants and Virtual Business Managers.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown many people that the virtual office can work. What’s more, it’s not as hard to manage as expected. More and more business owners are beginning to recognise the benefits of working remotely. They realise that having an Assistant or Business Manager who can work virtually is definitely worth the return on investment.

Benefits of working virtually

Now obviously I’m biased about the whole working from home thing as that what I do, but there are so many benefits of having a virtual office for both employers and employees.

For the employer

  • Less overheads making it more cost-effective
  • Reduction in surprise costs – you know what your monthly outgoings will be
  • Less sick days
  • Increase in productivity
  • Work completed more efficiently as fewer distractions
  • You can work from anywhere in the world
  • It’s better for the environment
  • No office politics to deal with
  • No issue with business continuity in the event of another global crisis/pandemic

For the employee

  • More flexibility around family meaning less time off
  • No long commutes meaning better for the environment and also less expense
  • Improved work/life balance
  • No office politics to deal with

Now I know this won’t work for everyone and even those who can work from home may prefer not to, but when you consider the benefits above there are lots of positives to keeping your office virtual.

It was announced recently that Twitter are looking to allow their staff the option to continue working from home/working virtually and I’m sure many others may follow their lead.

Despite working virtually, I can do all the same roles an office based employee can (except make the coffee) and I have clients who I have never physically met in person. We keep in touch using platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams which allows us to build up a working relationship in addition to the normal channels of communication such as phone, WhatsApp and email.

So, if you’re considering keeping your office virtual and are looking for support with any of the following services, I can help.

  • Managing teams and tasks remotely
  • General admin
  • Email and diary management
  • Research

And much more

To find out more about me and the services I offer, visit my services page or email me at debbie@arcvirtualpaservices.com

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