How To Tell 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 or 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 make more time to work on your business, to make sure that it runs as smoothly as possible and simplify your life.
Here are some of the signs that it is time that you need to hire a VA to help with your business.
You don’t have enough time to dedicate to 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. One thing many business owners will say is there simply isn’t enough of you to go around. As a business owner, you wear many hats; you’re an administrator, a marketer, a bookkeeper, a leader – the list goes on! It can be easy to feel ‘spread too thinly’ and struggle to find time to proactively focus on growth.
You are drowning in admin/finance and bookkeeping
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 you records straight or finding evenings with family and friends are being swapped for nights filled with admin, you need the help of a Virtual Assistant. 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 would be able to free up your time by taking on all the tasks that stop you from promoting your business.
Long work days
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.
Your big ideas never happen
Are you someone who has some amazing ideas that you just want 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!
Your CRM is out of date
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 customers too and sending out communications in order 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.
Check out our other blogs to see exactly what a Virtual Assistant could do for you and how to work well with one.
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