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5 ways a VA helps you lead the laptop lifestyle

Written by: Sandra Lewis

Starting a new business – or adapting an existing one – can be a daunting task in a post-recession environment. It’s all about cutting costs and making a profit with minimal capital investment and monthly expenses. The latest generation of entrepreneurs face a whole new set of challenges which all come down to running more efficient businesses with lean expenditure and virtual office environments. This is “the laptop lifestyle”.

Leading the laptop lifestyle has obvious benefits. You’re working where you want, when you want and how you want – provided you have the infrastructure to support you. You’ve got the business flexibility to ensure that you still have time for play and relaxation, and being mobile, you can take your work wherever you need to be. This kind of entrepreneurship requires some clever thinking though, and one of the smartest decisions someone looking to lead the laptop lifestyle can make is getting a team of virtual assistants to help lighten the load.

If you want to make that jump to a relaxed, efficient business model, a VA is your best friend. The biggest challenge in transitioning from a stressful office job to a streamlined laptop lifestyle is workload management. None of those pressing tasks have disappeared just because you’ve decided to start working from the coffee shop! The solution lies in outsourcing your admin and other tiresome tasks to a VA. Let a professional take care of your company’s necessary administration and operations while you remain mobile and focused on the core of your business.

Here are five reasons why you can trust your VA team to help you lead the laptop lifestyle:

A VA is great because they are accountable. They are industry experts and qualified professionals who have chosen the virtual environment over the traditional model of office-work. A good VA makes a living from handling other people’s work, so when you entrust a vital part of your business to them, you can trust that they will get the job done right.

A good VA is also reliable; they have to be! You’re aiming to lead the laptop lifestyle and that means working when it suits you. Your customers are still keeping regular business hours though, and a good VA understands this. They’re there to keep the regular office hours so you don’t have to. You can rely on them to keep business ticking over smoothly while you work at your own pace.

It might seem risky to outsource a vital part of your business but a good VA is always responsible. They won’t be shirking their duties or cutting corners. After all, their success is dependent on yours. Any task that you delegate to a VA will be handled professionally and to your specifications.

A professional VA is always skilled. Whether it’s a website to be built, data to be captured or something as complex as customer support, there’s a virtual assistant for the job. You don’t need to provide software training or even any equipment: you can get on with the core of your work while your VA handles the rest.

Efficiency is another way in which a VA helps you lead the laptop lifestyle. Now that you’re working on your own terms you don’t want to be burdened by admin and staff hunting and a Worlwide101 account manager makes sure you never have to be. They’ll not only find the best people for the job, they’ll also manage your team of virtual assistants and virtual service professionals – from designers to developers, and customer support services too. Whatever needs doing they’ll find the most suitable VA for it, letting you get on with what’s really important.


Updated on April 13th, 2016

About the author: Sandra Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Boldly. She's passionate about helping Businesses, Organizations and Executives increase productivity and move their work forward with the right skills and resources. Setting an example of the efficiencies gained working remotely, she’s been leading her entire team on a virtual basis for the past decade.