Did you know that more households have Amazon Prime accounts than Christmas trees? It might be an unusual comparison, but it shows how the world is shifting. In this Expert Insight Interview, Daniel Ramsey discusses how we can scale our business with virtual professionals. Daniel Ramsey is a co-Founder and CEO of MyOutDesk, providing virtual professionals to the organizations.
The interview discusses:
- Saving costs while scaling the business
- Including virtual workers in company culture
- Embracing global networking
Save and Scale
Having a virtual professional in your organization helps cost saving as well as driving the scale of your business. Considering that in a virtual setting, there is no one to look over the shoulder and look for mistakes like in the office setting, virtual offices require the creating of business systems and processes. When we work virtually, we have to write things down, to have video conferences, and to develop standard operating procedures, all of which help us to grow our business.
Being a virtual professional frees people to be wherever they want to be while doing their jobs. There is no need for locational obligation anymore, and it gives people so much extra free time once they do not have to commute to work anymore. It also saves a lot of money to the company for equipment such as laptops and office space. Some of the excellent positions for virtual professionals are sales development reps, customer service, administrative and marketing assistance, and design coordinators.
It is a myth that a company cannot build its culture remotely. Virtual or part-virtual organizations show more work efficiency and productivity. However, in part-virtual organizations, people who work in the company’s traditional setting gain so-called tribal knowledge. Thus, it is crucial for the internal people to welcome and to include their virtual coworkers in the company’s operations over Zoom or any other platform that enables it. Considering that businesses and their work positions are becoming specialized more than ever, the companies distinguish their core employees from the ones who do not require full-time employment. The next question raised is, can they be virtual or not?
Working with virtual professionals offers a rich experience like no other because of the cultural diversity and networking with the people around the world. So, for people who are considering hiring a virtual professional, all they have to do is to have a clear idea of the desired outcome and what they need for it. There are companies designed to help them find out if a virtual professional is a right solution for them.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.