Have You Considered Hiring Remote Workers?

It’s like a magic button, when pushed; you get your job done without ever noticing anyone doing it and you being disturbed. So what keeps you away from this if you still haven’t considered it?

A recent online survey found that “Businesses are growing by leveraging remote contractors to build distributed teams” (source: smallbiztrends.com). This really sets up the tone for many small and medium businesses looking to seize every whisker of an opportunity to improve their work effectiveness, speed of service and cost benefits. If you are still hanging onto your idea boards and sketching nascent or mediocre growth or cost cutting plans, then it’s time you try this new and promising work model. 

Decisive points:

  • Remote workers will save you office space and infrastructure
  • You can focus on your core task, which only you can do
  • Most employers do not care much on where there employees work from. More than half (54 percent) of employers have no preference as to where their workers are based (as per the survey source: smallbiztrends.com)
  • Assign and forget unlike regular employees, who are in front of you which implies your intermittent attention and people management skills

Benefits

Assign and forget: You just assign the task and forget, and here you are; your job is done on time and to the desired levels of quality. So do they always meet the set quality standards because you are not directly involved? Of course yes, else the competition will make them to. Remote workers do not have office distractions; they work to deliver quality and get paid based on the amount of time they can offer.

Lesser communication: You are no longer worried about managing your employees, as they operate on set communication channels which are easy and convenient. You can decide the communication frequency based on the level of interaction required.

Pick from anywhere: You are no longer limited to the geography of your city or town for getting your workers. The world is at your disposal, go choose your workers and expand your business. Small enterprises are able to source great talent at a much lower cost at offshore locations.

New trends: They bring in a different dimension, intelligence and culture to your work which can lead to new ideas and options. Most virtual workers are also quite talented and experienced in their fields, so they bring in a lot more value than a fresher that you might employ in-house.

Plug and Play: They provide you plug and play option. So use them when needed and cut off when you don’t. Thus avoid regular and permanent hiring. You can even hire more resources at the time your business needs some extra hands. You don’t have to worry about training them; they just need information about how your company runs and they will be ready to start off.

Trends leveraging remote workers 

  • Collaborate to succeed is the new trend; businesses are no more closed, rather open to get the best and make the best.
  • More freelancers and virtual assistant service providers are open and available 24×7, offering and delivering high quality, specialized services to cater all pockets. A survey suggests that “66 percent of online contractors expect to make more money overall this year than in 2010” (source: smallbiztrends.com).
  • Small entrepreneurs and solopreneurs are putting up businesses at a much faster pace and their growth and cost consciousness are leveraging the rise of remote workers.

So wait no longer if recruiting, managing and cost effectiveness are all on your priority list.

About the Author

Dave Otfinoski, CEO of My Business Assistant or “MBA”, has more than twenty-five years of executive, hands-on experience with small and mid-sized businesses. As CEO of MBA, Dave manages a team of experienced virtual assistants who have extensive expertise in the realms of small business operations, bookkeeping services, website design, SEO, content creation and call center operations. Outstanding client service and quality performance are the hallmarks of both My Business Assistant and the MBA team. We look forward to providing you with the Virtual Assistance that you may require to enhance your own business strategies. Please feel free to contact us at http://www.MyBusinessAssistant.com or call us at 800.993.9622 with any questions or inquiries that you may have.