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  • Marij Staessens

Unlocking the benefits of hiring an online assistant

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

For entrepreneurs who find themselves juggling multiple roles encompassing marketing, sales, administration, and e-commerce, the inclusion of an online marketing assistant can be a transformative solution. This article elaborates on the merits of engaging the services of an online assistant.



1. Cost-Efficiency: Optimize your budget with an online assistant


If your company isn't quite ready for the commitment of a full-time employee or requires temporary supplementary support, engaging an online assistant can lead to substantial cost savings. Unlike regular employees, who come with additional expenses such as paid sick days, insurance, and taxes, an online assistant offers a flexible payment structure based solely on the hours they are actively engaged.


The hourly rates for online assistants typically range from €55 to €75 per hour. Additionally, these professionals often operate under more adaptable contracts than their full-time counterparts. Collaborative agreements can typically be terminated on a monthly basis or adjusted to align with your workload.


Key Advantages of My Service:

  • As an online assistant, I can provide support for as little as one hour per week.

  • Clients can tailor the number of reserved hours on a monthly basis.

  • Reduced overhead and administrative responsibilities compared to hiring full-time employees.

  • My collaborative contract is flexible, with monthly termination options.


2. Time management: Prioritize core responsibilities


Although there may be an initial time investment to acquaint your online assistant with your company and workflow, the subsequent integration leads to significant time savings. Tasks such as email management, crafting social media content, and publishing blog articles on your website can be seamlessly handled by your online assistant. This enables you to focus more on sales and serving your existing clients. Delegating these peripheral responsibilities affords you the freedom to take occasional breaks without compromising your online presence.


3. Skills on-demand: Access specialized skills


Engaging an online assistant provides your company with access to a diverse array of skills and competencies. These professionals often specialize in various domains, including administration, marketing, customer service, and content creation. This empowers you to harness their expertise and experience, particularly when your company lacks these skills in-house or requires specific expertise without committing to full-time hires.



4. Flexible scalability with an online marketing assistant


As your business experiences growth and expansion, the workload naturally increases. Employing an online marketing assistant offers you the flexibility to scale up seamlessly without incurring significant risks. These online assistants are highly efficient and can handle additional tasks effortlessly. Furthermore, they often maintain flexible working hours, allowing for easy alignment with your company's needs. Whether you require part-time or full-time support, an online marketing assistant can adapt to meet your unique support requirements.

5. An Online Assistant offers more service than a permanent employee

Online assistants typically operate as self-employed professionals. Their motivation lies in delivering valuable and productive results for their clients, as their reputation and earnings depend on customer satisfaction. With a dedicated online assistant by your side, you can expect excellent support and professional outcomes that consistently meet and exceed your expectations.


Want to hire an online assistant?

Contact me on 0485 63 16 50 or via info@marijkestaessens.com

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