Do you feel like you are getting bogged down in managing your business instead of growing your business? Are you spending your whole day answering emails and Facebook messages? Do you feel like you work constantly yet don’t have time to grow or think about the big picture for your business?
You need a virtual assistant!
A virtual assistant is someone who will become your right hand and take over those time-consuming tasks so that you can get back to work on the things that actually move your business forward.
Below are my top three reasons to hire a virtual assistant…
First, a virtual assistant can save you time. There are many tasks that you as an entrepreneur need to accomplish each day, but only so many hours. Sometimes, you feel like you need a little extra help, but not enough to justify hiring a full-time employee.
A virtual assistant sets their own hours and can work with you to find the right amount of support for your business, from very part-time to full-time.
A second reason to hire a virtual assistant is to outsource tasks that you don’t like to do or that you don’t know how to do well. With all the things you need to accomplish each day, do you have time to keep up with the latest Instagram trends (how many hashtags do they recommend now…)? Do you hate sitting down to write your email newsletters or deal with your inbox?
Outsource these tasks to a qualified virtual assistant, so that you can have the peace of mind that these tasks are off of your plate and done well.
If you still aren’t convinced, I saved the third and best reason for last.
Hiring a virtual assistant can save you money. What sort of tasks directly bring in revenue for your business? Is it posting on Facebook? Is it answering emails? Is it doing your business’ accounting? Unless any of those tasks are your job, the answer is probably no.
If you make an hourly rate of $100 doing an income-earning task in your business (like making a sale), you are essentially losing money by spending that hour answering emails or managing your finances instead.
Outsourcing can be a great way to move your business forward. Please consider a virtual assistant if you are in need of a little support in your business. Leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. I’d be happy to answer them!