Business owners have a mountain of tasks on their plate and little time to complete them; email responses, invoicing/bookkeeping, paying bills, social media….the list goes on and on. Don’t get me wrong, there are many out there that can perform all of these tasks and perform them effortlessly. Those that can’t, there are options out there.
Our world has gone digital, there is no denying that! Now, more than ever, is the time to take advantage of digital resources available...including hiring a Virtual Assistant! The benefits that they can provide to your business are substantial and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how your life can change.
They know the things that you don’t know
How many times do you find yourself thinking, “man, I wish I knew more about this” or “there is soooo much stuff to learn”? As much as we’d like to change it, our brains can only handle, remember, and process so much information. Do you remember what you learned or read online 5 years ago? I certainly know I don’t, but I do know there are people out there that do know the information I am seeking.
I mean, it would be AWESOME if we could have a file system in our brains. You know, read something, file it where it belongs, and then go back and reference it at the drop of a hat. I would be ecstatic if I could recall everything I learned in economics, art, AND history, but I can’t and there’s no way around that.
Your business was started with a purpose and goal. You know what that purpose is, you know what your mission is, and you know what needs to happen to meet your milestones. Unfortunately, many of those milestones include tasks that you are not familiar or comfortable with completing. When you hire a Virtual Assistant in a particular niche, that is their business. They know how to complete those tasks that you don’t and they know how to do it right!
Keep you from going insane
Let’s face it, people already think you’re somewhat insane for starting your business. But that doesn’t mean you have to continue going insane while you run it. That list of to-dos that keeps piling up on your desk isn’t getting any smaller and there just aren’t enough hours in the day (que hair pulling).
You have three presentations due in a week plus there are two proposals that you have been putting off for days now. Not to mention the blog posts you need to get written and the social media posts you keep neglecting (now que screaming into your pillow).
Just think, a Virtual Assistant can take at least 50% of this off your hands, and not just for a short time. Finding the right VA can offer you a working relationship you never thought possible. They know what they are doing so hiring one for all of your writing needs or hiring one for all your social media needs! No needs to lose your hair, or voice, over something you can outsource to a pro.
Help you reach your brand potential
Putting your brand out there is a HUGE milestone for your business. It’s how people recognize you and what you do, what you offer. Having your brand identity is crucial when you want to stand out in our digital world. The internet is the first stop people make when looking for goods and services so standing out right away should be your number one goal.
When you work with a Virtual Assistant that understands this concept, your reach will expand drastically. They will ensure that everything public facing is up to your branding code...fonts, colours, aesthetic, wording. When people see your brand, they will know exactly what you have to offer without even thinking twice.
Free from the overwhelm
Business, family, friends, other commitments….you already have a lot on your plate. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Oftentimes, when you start to feel this way, you rush to just get things done and end up doing a half-assed job at it and only getting half-assed results. I know I’ve been in this boat more than once and it’s a bad habit to try and conquer.
Imagine being able to work at your business Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00 pm. Then you spend good, QUALITY time with your family and friends. Not thinking about those emails you probably have coming in, not worrying about your social media being posted, not worrying about the bookkeeping for last quarter. Doesn’t that sound amazing!
The good news…..you can hire a Virtual Assistant to help with one specific thing in your business or a multitude of tasks (as long as they are comfortable). You can get your nights and weekends back. You can take that vacation you’ve been putting off. The possibilities are endless when you aren’t so overwhelmed.
Your success is their success! This one is kind of a given. When you hire a Virtual Assistant, they don’t succeed if you don’t succeed!
As with anything, you are bound to have a bad experience and it’s no different here.
The goal is to find that VA who will work just as hard as you to make your business and experience a success. When you find a really good Virtual Assistant, you will know it because they are as excited about the partnership as you are. They will be excited to help you rise to new heights and accomplish mutual goals.
Business owners are finding newer, more efficient ways to be productive and many keep coming back to outsourcing and hiring Virtual Assistants. Why not see how one can help you out?