As a small business owner myself, I know first hand how difficult it can be to keep on top of the tasks you need to take care of when running a business.
At some point, something’s got to give. No one can do everything, not even you.
Whether it’s managing your incoming emails, setting appointments, scheduling social media posts, managing email marketing campaigns, or just keeping your website up to date, hiring a Virtual Assistant to take care of the jobs you just don’t have time for may just be the answer.
Your business is your baby and the idea of hiring a Virtual Assistant can be a scary prospect.
How do you know you can trust them?
Where do you find someone who can do what you need?
What are the benefits?
Let’s take a look…
How do you know you can trust a VA?
As you would with any investment, do your research.
Ask for recommendations from business associates or in your networking groups.
Once you’ve found a VA you’re interested in, you can always ask to see examples of previous work.
Where do you find a VA?
Again, speak to your associates or colleagues who have hired a Virtual Assistant that they’ve been happy with. Find out what kind of tasks their VA carried out for them and how they worked together.
Different VAs have different styles of working, different skills and often offer different services.
If you’re looking for a more technical or specific service, take some time to research and find the right fit for your business.
Working with a Virtual Assistant should be a partnership and it is vital to have a good working relationship as you need to trust your VA will look after your business as if it were their own.
So, what are the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant?
Research has found that the average office-based 9-5 employee only gets through 3 hours of productive work in a day! Virtual Assistants are self-employed so customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.
Being self-employed also makes us pretty motivated to do a good job!
Improved quality of work
Would you rather spend your time responding to emails, teaching yourself how to use the latest technology, or updating your website? Or would you prefer to focus on what you know and love?
By hiring a VA, you can free up time so you can work on growing your business.
Virtual Assistants don’t have to work 9-5. We can fit work in around your schedule.
Finding the right VA who can carry out tasks when you need them doing can be a game-changer for your business, and allows you to concentrate on the parts of the business you excel at.
When you hire a Virtual Assistant, you don’t need to worry about tax, NI or pension contributions, or even holiday or sick pay! VAs are usually self-employed so take care of their own expenses, tax and insurance!
No one can do everything in their business – and you don’t have to! By outsourcing tasks to a VA that you either don’t have the time or skills to do, means that you can focus on what you are great at. With strategic partnerships and collaborations, your business can grow to the next level.
If you’ve decided you want to carry on going it alone, check out my handy templates and courses which will make running your business that little bit easier.