Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant is a great way for a small business to deal with the daily tasks in their business. VAs typically do administrative and technical tasks that either you can’t do or don’t have time to do, or that are not your main source of income.
Here are ten reasons why you need a Virtual Assistant for your business.
1. Your workload is too high
If you find yourself working day in and day out then you need to find a VA to help you. Do you remember why you started your business? You probably started it because you wanted freedom. But now you are probably chained to your desk. You may be starting to experience success but it’s taking over your life.
2. You put off important admin tasks
You are so busy doing billable work that important admin tasks such as bookkeeping are put off until it’s so overwhelming you don’t even want to do it. This is dangerous because you if you don’t have your books up-to-date then how will you know how well your business is doing?
3. You are spending too much time on non-money making tasks
You’re keeping up with the administrative and technical work, but you are spending more than 15 hours a week doing it. These hours could be spent doing tasks that make you money instead. If you earn $130 an hour, why are you doing tasks that could be done for $40-$60 an hour?
4. You are stressed out
You find your business a drudge and you are no longer having fun. You don’t spend as much time with family and friends as you used to. Your health is suffering and you don’t have the time to exercise or eat right.
5. You are working more than 40 hours a week
As a business owner you knew you’d have to work long hours in the beginning. However, if you are working more than 40 hours a week then you need to find someone to assist you. Figure out how many hours of your work is billable versus non-billable. The non-billable amount is how much help you need from a VA.
6. You don’t want to train people
Hiring an employee comes with training but hiring a VA doesn’t. You can hire one or more VA(s) who have experience and specialize in the things that you don’t know how to do or don’t want to do. You’ll gain their expertise once you hire them on.
7. You don’t want an employee
Hiring an employee comes with a lot of paperwork and government regulation. When you bring on a Virtual Assistant they do their job without training, use their own tools and meet your deadlines in their own time. You don’t have to pay for office spaces, coffee breaks, medical plans etc.
8. You don’t know how to do something
If you need work done and you don’t know how to do it then it will take you more time due to having to learn it. You are better off hiring a Virtual Assistant who is an expert to do it for you. They’ll do it a lot faster than you can, and during the time you are wasting trying to learn you could be earning money.
9. Your business is growing
You are building your business and it is growing faster and steady. Each week you have more work to do than last week and you are getting to the point of overflow. Working with a Virtual Assistant with help you manage the growth faster
10. You realize others can do the tasks
Once you realize that someone else can do the tasks that you are struggling to do, both in skill level and the time you have to work on it, you’ll be able to let go and let a VA help you.
Virtual Assistants can make changes to your website, upload your blog posts, manage your social media, create and send out email campaigns and much more.
Working with a VA can free up your time so you can focus on the things that make you the most money instead of non-billable work, giving you more time to focus on taking on more billable work.
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