Six Signs you’re ready to hire a Virtual Assistant

Posted on 5th January 2023

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Small business owners often wear lots of different hats.

They source the work, do the marketing, keep the accounts, work on business planning and strategy, network, do the admin – oh, and between all that, they even manage to squeeze in some billable work!

It’s easy to feel like you’re pulled in a multitude of directions.

Outsourcing can often be the answer.

However, it can seem like a scary prospect. Some people think that if they can do something themselves, they’d rather do so. They feel that by delegating, they’re losing control.

I'd argue the opposite.

By outsourcing tasks that can be done equally well by others, you’re pulled in fewer directions, safe in the knowledge that all that ‘other stuff’ is in safe hands.

To me, that's gaining control as you’re now free to devote your full attention to that which only you can do.

So, how do you know that the time is right to hire a VA?

πŸ‘‰πŸ» You’re ‘keeping plates spinning’ that don’t have to be spun by you. It’s time to gain control! It can often take you longer to do a task than it would if you outsourced it to a professional. It’s actually costing you money through lost hours on fee-earning work.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» You’re missing appointments or turning up without the necessary documents.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» You’re not providing the level of service to your clients that you’d like to.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» You’re working longer hours than you’d like. You’re in danger of getting burned out or overwhelmed. You’re not showing up as your best self.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» You’re focusing on ‘keeping the wheels turning’ and ignoring longer term planning and strategy.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» You’re turning work away. Spending less time on your day to day tasks frees up your capacity for more fee-earning work. The chances are your charging rate is higher than a VA’s, so the maths says it makes sense to outsource. Hiring a virtual assistant gives you the time, space and energy to grow your business and increase your profits.

The support offered by a virtual assistant can be very flexible, making it ideal for start ups or small businesses.

If any of the above resonates with you, please feel free to contact me to book a discovery call. Let’s just have a chat and see where it takes us!

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