One of the benefits to living in today’s day and age is automation and communication. Still, many business owners fail to realize the powerful cost-effectiveness that’s available through the Internet. Rather than spending loads of time tracking expenses, using a virtual assistant (hired help through the Internet) in conjunction with Shoeboxed can free up valuable time that you can use to push your business forward in ways that you’ve never though possible.
What is a virtual assistant?
In essence, a virtual assistant is a hired worker that does their job virtually. They can be domestic or overseas, but often you get more bang for your buck offshore. For example, a typical VA in the Philippines costs around $350 a month full-time – as opposed to the same VA costing about 4 or 5 times that amount. Obviously, the better skilled the VA the more they charge.
Technology and your virtual assistant, the perfect combination
Now, here’s where the automation comes in. If you use a great receipt scanning service like Shoeboxed to automatically scan and track all of your receipts, you can also have your Virtual assistant track everything else.
For example, say that you often have to drive to meet clients. Rather than writing down your mileage and entering it into your expensing software yourself, send your virtual assistant a voicemail or email and have them do it for you. You can also give them access to your calendar and have them figure out the mileage before you even go using Google maps. That’s right, full automation.
How do I begin to automate my expenses?
While it may seem daunting, automating your expenses and hiring a virtual assistant is really, really easy.
The first place to start is to sign up for receipt scanning expense software. This will make sure that you maximize your tax deductions for the year. Click here to sign up for Shoeboxed.
Next, find a low-cost virtual assistant to help you automate your expenses and also help you to leverage other business processes. We recommend using Virtual Staff Finder for this. Here’s why:
- They are in the Philippines and actively look for the best candidate to meet your needs.
- They have been in the virtual staffing business for years.
- You don’t have a lame % charged every month for their overhead like a normal staffing agency. Your VA is your VA and you pay them directly (Approximately $350/mo for full-time work depending on the skill set).
- Before they even find candidates for you they guide you on how to best work with them.
- They save you time, which is your most valuable asset.
If you are serious about automating your business, becoming the CEO rather than working in your company, and about taking it to the next level – Click here to get a virtual assistant with Virtual Staff Finder.