1. LESS STRESS
Are you feeling overwhelmed? I’m not surprised! It’s hard work running your own business. You might have started working for yourself to give yourself more freedom, but sometimes people underestimate the work that comes with it. Let’s share some of the workload to give yourself some room to breathe!

2. FLEXIBLE AVAILABILITY
Sometimes help is only required for a couple of busy weeks or to complete one off projects. VA’s are perfect for times like these, as they can offer reliable help just when it’s needed most. There are no long-term contracts to keep you tied down and you can always arrange more support if required.

3. SAVE MONEY
You can save money on the fixed expenses a traditional employee normally requires. There is no need to provide office space, equipment for the job or pay for additional training. You don’t have to worry about their health insurance, pension or holiday pay either. A virtual assistant works in their own space on equipment which is generally provided by themselves. They are independent contractors, usually working on a self-employed basis.

4. INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Do you want your business to thrive? It’s so much easier to focus on the growth of your business, when there are less distractions. After all you built a business to share your passion with the world and not to spend the majority of your time with boring admin.

5. ACCESS TO SPECIALISED SKILLS
A virtual assistant can provide help with routine tasks such as general administration. Depending on their unique strengths and skill set, support can also include more specialised areas including web design or digital marketing. Hiring a VA gives you access to specialised skills, which would normally require an expensive designer, developer and PA separately. The services available at Merakiva include graphic design, web design, audio production and help with social media.

6. BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Routine tasks such as creating content and managing social media accounts, can make you feel like there’s not enough hours in the day. There’s no shame in asking for help, so you can focus on business critical tasks such as acquiring new clients.

7. EFFICIENT HELP
You only pay for the time spent actually completing a task. It’s no surprise that permanent employees don’t work a full productive eight hours every day. A virtual assistant doesn’t charge for hours of procrastination or coffee breaks, they only charge for productive time when things are actually getting done.

8. MORE HAPPINESS
Outsourcing some of your workload, allows you to spend more time doing exactly what matters most to you. Whether that’s developing long-term strategies for business growth, spending more time with your family or living your dream of travelling the world. It’s all about building a life that you don’t need a holiday from.

9. LOCATION INDEPENDENT
A VA can work from anywhere with a quick internet connection and does not need to be physically present in your office. You can get access to a wide range of skills on flexible terms, without having to worry about finding local talent.

10. SELF-DEVELOPMENT
Virtual assistants continually develop their skill set and keep up to date with technological advances independently. There is no need to invest in staff training or self-development as with a traditional employee.