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Are You Ready to Hire a Virtual Assistant?

If you’re wondering whether it’s time to hire a Virtual Assistant, have a look at this list.

Here are 6 signs pointing out that you are ready to hire a Virtual Assistant and:

  • save time and money
  • be more productive
  • have a peace of mind

Ready to Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Your list of to-do-things is getting longer. You become overwhelmed and frustrated by it.

Hiring a full-time employee is expensive. It can become too much. And especially if you don’t like it, you may feel that it’s not what you have signed up for when starting a business. I know you’d rather go out there and find people whom you might help. A Virtual Assistant can give you a hand with all these tasks. You would be able to focus on more important things and be more productive. So don’t try to go at it alone.

“Nobody else ever has. It’s because of our collaborative approach to the world that we’ve been able to do all the amazing things we’ve done. Asking for help isn’t a weakness. It’s the only way we’ve ever managed to do anything.”

Jeff Havens in Fast Company

Your work day is way too long and you’re doing overtime hours very often.

If you feel like you must greet the day at 4 a.m. to be effective, I’m guessing it’s not because you don’t have enough hours in the day; it’s because you don’t have enough flexibility at work.

Anna Auerbach on LinkedIn

Everyone has limited time and only 24 hours in a day. Virtual Assistant can free up your time. Hiring a VA is a great business decision because you can focus on doing the things you enjoy. Imagine delegating only 5 hours a week to a Virtual Assistant – you could do so much with that time. You can spend it on building your business or spending time with your family and friends – it’s up to you. Now you see how your work-life balance will be so much better. Imagine fewer health problems, more engagement, less burnout, more mindfulness.

As you age, you’ll learn to value your time, genuine relationships, meaningful work, and peace of mind, much more. Little else will matter.

You’re not leading – only managing.

You manage your website, social media pages, update your databases and more. While you will be better off focusing on potential customers and helping them. So is it necessary to do all these things? Sure. But not by you. When you delegate these tasks to Virtual Assistant, only then you will free up your time to focus on new leads.

Do not waste your time and energy fighting against where you are. Invest your time and energy into getting to where you want to go.

You’re a making enough to hire someone but don’t want a commitment of full-time employee.

Hiring a full-time employee is expensive. You need to think about extra costs, like recruitment fees, having HR policies, provide office space, equipment and supplies. A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor who works virtually. Plus, you only pay for the time she/he worked. Win-win situation, right?

You’re ready to let go (a little).

What I mean here is delegating and outsourcing small work to someone else. You won’t need to be involved 100% in every little detail of what you delegate. But it is important to have some directions from you, chance to ask questions. A Virtual Assistant is an assistant, after all.

You don’t have the skill set for some types of work.

Everyone procrastinates from time to time. Usually, these are the type of tasks that are uncomfortable for us and we are uncertain how to do them. But the easiest thing to do is outsourcing them to someone like a VA. There are many types of Virtual Assistants and they have a vast area of expertise. You will definitely find someone who’s a good suit for you.

Asses your business first. Then have a good understanding of what sort of help you need before hiring a Virtual Assistant.

You would be able to focus on your customers, not on the admin or endless lists of tasks. More importantly, you would have a peace of mind by knowing that the rest will be taken care of.

If you are ticking some of these boxes above, please contact me to arrange a friendly call. We will discuss how I can help you free up more time. You may even hire me as a Virtual Assistant in the end!