5 tasks Plumber's can outsource to a Virtual Assistant

As a plumber or tradesman, you earn your money by working a job, not by sitting behind a desk, performing admin tasks. A virtual assistant may be a perfect solution for your plumbing or tradesman business, as they can take care of the paperwork while you out on the job, earning.

OK, so what is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant is a professional, who is trained and skilled in the services they offer their clients. Virtual Assistants specialise in a variety of office skills, including general administration, bookkeeping, social media and so forth.

Top 5 jobs Plumbers can outsource to a Virtual Assistant:

  • Invoicing – Invoicing clients ensuring you get paid on time, is vital to operating a business. However, it can also be a tedious task, that is usually completed in the evenings after you have finished all your jobs for the day. Outsourcing this part of your business ensures that your invoices are issued as quickly as possible after a job and that they always look professional.

  • Ordering Stock/Price matching – This is another task that can be time-consuming and costly if not done correctly. By working with a Virtual Assistant who specialises in working with Plumbers or Tradesman, you can pass this task onto them to do, and they take care of sourcing your stock and can even save you a few pennies if you let them shop around for you.

  • Call handling and bookings – Missing a call could lead to a lost sale and is frustrating but at times can’t be helped. Accepting the call but not being able to book an appointment (because you don’t have your appointment book with you) is not much better. A Virtual Assistant can take care of your calls and book appointments on your behalf which means no more lost sales, and it can also help enhance the professional image of your business.

  • Email and Social Media – Perhaps your Plumbing business generates leads through a centralised inbox (such as info@plumber.co.uk) or social media. A Virtual Assistant can monitor these communication channels and respond on your behalf, ensuring that the client gets a response quickly even whiles you out on a job.

  • Automation – Perhaps you are the type of person who prefers to do their own invoicing and office administration but would love to cut down on the amount of time it takes you. A Virtual Assistant who specialises in Process Improvement can help you with this. They are skilled at identifying business technology solutions that enable you to issue invoices on the go, book appointments using your mobile and automate part of your processes.

Virtual Assistants are a great way of getting the help you need when you need it. We are normally hired as freelancers, so you have NO employee costs to worry about, and you only pay for the time it takes to complete a job for you.

So if you are drowning under paperwork and admin, perhaps you should consider hiring a Virtual Assistant to help your business. Bravo Services is currently offering all new clients a 2-hour free trial, so why not give them a try? Click here to find out more.

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