By Daniel Ramsey
Founder & CEO of MyOutDesk
Most CEOs & entrepreneurs say they rely on one (or all) of these approaches:
- Relationship-driven service & value using excellent people skills & soft skills.
- Numbers-driven decision-making based on reports & data (such as daily number of leads, average close rates, etc.)
- Heavy emphasis on marketing and creating content for attracting & converting leads.
Which strategic approaches are you taking for accelerating your results & profitability?
Today, many entrepreneurs are faced with the challenge to foster a sustainable and productive environment for both physical and remote team members. A variety of virtual, organizational tools are being highly adopted to help employees and the business stay productive, such as Zoom.
Many of these sorts of virtual solutions and tools are not only the technological advancements. They are also the human talent with expertise in virtual operations, providing the needed skills for efficiency, profitability, and sustainability.
Why start from scratch?
The Needed Talent of Virtual Assistants
More importantly, virtual assistants—once a niche service—have become increasingly popular and an indispensable tool for many businesses. A full-time, college-educated virtual assistant can fulfill vital administrative, marketing, and sales roles for small teams & offices, such as digital marketing, inside sales, prospecting, administrative assistance, and transaction coordination.
While many providers of virtual assistants only offer staffing — longtime reputable providers, such as MyOutDesk, offer stringent talent matching, organization templates & action plans, software for virtual assistant management & productivity tracking, professional development training, and client solutions akin to high-quality HR.
Embracing Virtual Tools and Fostering Talent
Successful individuals and businesses often do not have the time it takes to hire and train a talented remote worker. Imagine leveraging this new job to experts who have already expertise in remote work organization and productivity.
Partnering with providers, such as MyOutDesk, gives entrepreneurs the power to work with expert recruiters to find and recruit impressive candidates’ personalities, operating styles, successes, failures, and learning experiences—all while costing up to 70% less than a traditional employee.
As remote work is now a necessity, it is important for the management to maintain a fully supportive and flexible state of mind. Encourage and communicate a reasonable adjustment period for allowing mistakes, offering training, and consistently repeating key messages in order to foster a fully functional remote workforce. Key themes to embody at this time are that your team is a connected, supportive, and a positive force; and mistakes are reinterpreted as positive opportunities.
Virtual Assistants: Experts At Helping Business Owners In These Times
I believe the best organizational strategy is to integrate a ‘blended business model’ wherein teams can leverage the power of working remotely in any profitable business — especially for businesses still requiring physical commercial space. This allows businesses to maintain uninterrupted service and remain flexible during today’s government-mandated lockdowns.
While the economy is experiencing a downturn, proactive businesses are proactively focusing efforts on building more sustainable operations, nurturing relationships, and ultimately being of timely service and value. In these times, business owners understand that career-oriented assistants are already work-from-home experts, and adding virtual assistant talent helps to increase productive and organized remote teams.
Leaders are seeing high returns on investments when adding professional virtual assistant talent to the mix — while purporting lower overhead costs (at up to 70% savings when compared to hiring a traditional employee).
- Never miss a lead opportunity
MyOutDesk client Amy has a sales development virtual assistant who handles at least 100 calls per day, and he reaches out to new leads within 5 minutes of their inquiry.
- Keep a smooth-running virtual office
An administrative virtual assistant will regularly crunch numbers for reports and prepare any documents that you need.
- Ramp up your virtual operations with digital marketing
With a marketing virtual assistant, create full-time marketing campaigns, produce quality content, and increase your online engagement.
Talented Labor Without Local Limitations
This year, entrepreneurs realize, more than ever before, that any function that can be done remotely and does not require physical space. Virtual assistants for sales, marketing, and administrative roles are cost-effective and allow more freedom for local teams to focus on closing more deals.
One of MyOutDesk’s favorite stories is from a client, Amy. She hired a MyOutDesk virtual assistant, an inside sales assistant named Rex. His goal is to make at least 100 calls per day. In less than a year, Rex set 199 appointments, and out of those, Amy closed 142 transactions — resulting in $7 million in trackable sales volume and over $200,000 in commissions.
The unfamiliarity of what the future holds is a huge source of business anxiety. To overcome this recession, ramp up on staying informed and mitigating risk. Yet, one factor has remained the same—businesses and customers want speed and efficiency. And in today’s stay-at-home culture, experienced virtual assistants are well practiced in providing an effective remote operation is the key to business growth.
Since 2008, MyOutDesk has been one of the single largest industry-leading providers of virtual assistant services. MyOutDesk brings 13 years of expertise with more than 6,000 clients and 600-plus verified five-star reviews.
Founded during the last major recession, MyOutDesk is helping businesses in today’s economy with monthly CEO mastermind calls, stringent talent recruitment, timely strategy guides and regular professional development webinars.
Daniel Ramsey—founder and CEO of MyOutDesk—realized that small businesses and entrepreneurs spend too much time doing tasks that are necessary, but highly administrative, routine and time-consuming. Working overtime becomes necessary in order to finish all these tasks and keep in touch with clients and generate new business. In 2008, he founded MyOutDesk with a vision to provide business leaders with indispensable leverage through virtual professionals to aid them in regaining time and freedom and have the ability to grow their business, all while reducing costs. To learn more, please visit www.myoutdesk.com.