When is it the Best Time to Hire a Virtual Assistant?
When it comes to assistance, most business owners will delay it as long as they can. This is because of fear that an assistant cannot do the work as well as they can. Although that may be true, a growing business needs an extra pair of hands. In this blog, we will discuss the best time to hire a Virtual Assistant and where to find one.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Assistants, also known as VA’s, are your fairy godmothers so to speak. They assist you with your business virtually. They usually work from home or their own office and manage their own income. These people can also be referred to as freelancers.
There are many reasons why one would become a VA, the most common one being for a better work-life balance.
VA’s are highly skilled people who choose this career path to have more control over their lifestyle.
What can a Virtual Assistant do?
A VA can do absolutely anything work-related. They can do admin, cold calling, receptionist duties, writing and content creation, web design, social media management, accounting and more. It boils down to what you are looking for. If you are looking for someone to write your content, for example, a VA with blogging experience can assist you with that.
You don’t even need to hire a VA with a specific skill. There are also generalist VA’s who can cater to your varying business needs.
How do Virtual Assistants change businesses?
A big corporation can easily afford to hire a full-time employee, but if you’re an entrepreneur or small business, affordability may be an issue.
Perhaps you’ve stayed back from hiring someone because you think it will cost you an arm and a leg. You need to know that VA’s are so affordable, and the career path was created for business owners like you.
Having help in your business means more time for you to focus on other aspects of your operations. This means serving your current client base better than before, without compromising the generation, cultivation and nurturing of new leads.
In short, more time = more money.
When to hire a Virtual Assistant?
We believe that to be abreast of the competition, one should hire a VA as soon as they open their doors to business.
Other clear signs that show you need a VA:
- You can’t keep up with the workload
- You don’t get to all your emails in a day
- You are out of the office and need someone to handle your back-office tasks
- You feel overwhelmed
- You want someone to handle your projects
- You need someone to manage a team
- You hate admin
- You hate making sales calls and setting up appointments
- You’re so bad at staying organised
- You can write your own articles and blogs
- Your social media pages are dormant
- You have no idea how to get leads
- You need a fresh perspective on things
If this sounds like you, make sure to give us a call.