5 Tell-tale signs it’s time to hire a Virtual Assistant
So, you think you don’t need a Virtual Assistant? Take the quiz to find out:
- Whether you need a Virtual Assistant
- The areas for which your unique business requires a Virtual Assistant
In our previous blog post we discussed how you can become a great entrepreneur by hiring a Virtual Assistant, but today, let’s look at situations that require these services.
1) You hardly get through your to-do list
If you’re a business owner failing to get through your daily tasks and can’t find important information in all the clutter, you require a Virtual Assistant. Your Virtual Assistant can work on an hourly basis so that you can control your costs.
To help your assistant to best manage your schedule, give her a daily task list. For example:
- Check my emails to see if there are customer queries
- Call 20 prospects to see if they are interested in my product
- Write one blog
Having a clear list of tasks will help your assistant to have a better idea of how they should utilise their time. Also, request your assistant to send a daily report of all work done for the day. This will help you to keep track of which tasks have been completed and which are still in progress – great method to avoid misunderstandings.
2) You spend less time with family and more at work
Granted, entrepreneurship is a demanding journey, but you should not refuse precious moments with family and friends if you don’t have to. Having a Virtual Assistant can help free your time so that you can focus on more important things in life, like family and friends. You may also use the free time to focus on acquiring clients rather than doing admin work.
3) Admin annoys the living daylights out of you
There are only a select few people in the world who enjoy admin, Virtual Assistants are some of them. If you hate admin and would rather spend your time doing something else, you need a Virtual Assistant.
4) You travel a lot and need someone to hold down the fort while you’re gone
Being an entrepreneur means that you probably attend out of town meetings. When this happens, you need someone you can trust to handle your office work while you’re gone. A Virtual Assistant is perfect for this. He/she can handle your work remotely at an affordable cost so that you don’t have to get back to a huge pile of work.
5) You can’t afford a full-time traditional employee
If you really need help but you can’t afford a full-time employee, a Virtual Assistant may work for you. Virtual Assistants are usually freelancers, stay-at-home parents and retirees who still have the skills to offer, but prefer working flexible hours. You can leverage your time and money by hiring one.
If you’re not sure where to start, give us a call!