It’s no secret that today’s world is going digital. Everything is going digital; businesses, marketing, relationships, and just about everything else. Digital is the way of the future because this is how our society is growing and evolving. You can sit there and argue or say that you don’t like it, but it’s a fact. Everything is going digital.
This means that businesses are moving more and more to online and cloud-based platforms to manage their operations, cut costs, and increase revenue. So, how to do you keep up in a time when more and more businesses are turning to the internet to solve their day to day business problems?
You become an expert in those platforms businesses are utilizing to be the one they turn to when they need assistance.
As our world becomes more and more connected through the interwebs, it provides freelancers and virtual assistants like us to position ourselves as experts in the area of making businesses flow and operate seamlessly, automatically, and cost-effectively.
What does this mean for you?
It is the PRIME time to become a Virtual Assistant.
Businesses want to automate their operations and they are turning towards Virtual Assistants to make this happen because it saves them money and allows them to hire an expert in this arena.
So what has changed that has caused this shift in how businesses are hiring?
Gone are the days of large offices in which everyone has their own office with a door, conference rooms with a table that can seat 24, and paper communication. Enter in communal co-working spaces, video conference calls, and digital project management tools that allow people to stay updated wherever and whenever they choose to work.
Advances in technology and changes in work-place time-management and productivity research have completely changed the way new businesses are operating. Allowing workers to work remotely not only have been shown to save upwards of $10,000 per year per employee on real estate and space-related expenses but also have been shown to increase productivity by nearly 50%. When these are the results studies are showing businesses, why wouldn’t they evolve with the times?
What can you do to keep up?
Do your research. What services, platforms, and tasks do the businesses that you desire to work with need assistance with? What are their pain points? And what daily tasks do you believe you can assist with to save them time and money? Dive deep.
Once you get a solid list of roughly 5-7 services that these businesses need assistance with, determine which ones you can offer immediately, which ones you want to learn and become an expert on, and which ones maybe aren’t for you to offer. Then, start positioning yourself.
Businesses are looking to hire virtually, it’s simply a matter of if/how long it will take for them to find you. So don’t make it impossible for them to do so. Start connecting on LinkedIn, make sure your online portfolio is up to date and easy to find, and lastly reach out to the businesses personally.
If today’s world is making hiring virtually so easy, then be in your potential client’s inbox when they decide they are ready to join the masses. Be the first one they think of when they decide it’s their time to outsource their work. Be the only option for them when it comes to who they think has the skills, expertise, and knowledge to assist them in growing their business into the future.
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