Hiring a Virtual Assistant is a big step, here’s some tips on working out if you are ready to hire a Virtual Assistant.
Do you feel overworked? Is each day a crazy blur jumping from one thing to the next? Is your to-do list always getting longer and never shorter? Find yourself wishing for extra hours in the day while sacrificing personal commitments?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to hire a Virtual Assistant.
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is the helping hand to simplify your life, make more time to work on your business, and keep things running as smoothly as possible.
Here are some of the signs that it is time that you need to hire a VA to help with your business.
To grow your business you need time to formulate and action a strategy. You might need space to run your marketing, or develop connections to generate new business. Many business owners feel that there isn’t enough of themselves to go around thanks to the need to wear many hats: administrator, marketer, bookkeeper, leader – the list goes on! It can be easy to feel ‘spread too thin’ and struggle to find time to proactively focus on growth.
Administration is a necessity for any business, but it can be time-consuming and harder to get on top of than you may realise. If you’re struggling to keep your records straight, or finding evenings with family and friends are being swapped for nights filled with admin, you need the help of a VA. Similarly, finance and bookkeeping is another essential aspect of your business, but one that some people can struggle to get their head around. Outsourcing your finance tasks and bookkeeping to a VA allows you to relax in the knowledge you have everything prepared. If you hire a VA they will be able to free up your time by taking on all the tasks that stop you from promoting your business.
We all need to rest, if we don’t rest and get some balance then we will never be at the top of our game. Not only this, but we can start to neglect other aspects of our life, such as time for ourselves and time for our family. One of the best reasons to hire a VA is so that you can claim back some time for yourself, away from work. Your business can’t flourish if you are not yourself – when you hire a VA, what you’re really doing is buying time.
Are you someone who has some amazing ideas that you just need to put in place? Feel that you don’t have the time to actually action those amazing ideas? Perhaps you should hire a VA – Not only can a VA help with aspects of the business that take up a lot of your time, they might even be able to help you implement them!
Having an up to date database of all of your clients and customers is crucial. It allows you to not only keep track of who is buying from you, but also helps you to think about nurturing those customer relationships through communications to enjoy some increased sales opportunities. Just as with the admin tasks that take up so much of your time, a VA can help with keeping your client records up to date – an essential aspect of your business but one that is so easily forgotten.
One of the best reasons for hiring a VA is that they can be all the help of a full time employee without the additional costs associated with one. They have their own office, use their own equipment, and pay their own tax and they don’t require holiday, sick pay, or pension contributions.