This has to be one of the most frequently asked questions since launching my Virtual Assistant business. And it’s probably the most important one!
You could be struggling for time, spending far too much time in front of your computer and not getting anything worthwhile completed because you have a million and one things on your to-do list (that keeps growing daily)… You have probably worked extremely hard to get to where you are now in your business. You set out to be your own boss, build something powerful and have more time to enjoy all the fun things in life.
One day, you sit there in front of your computer, staring at your to-do list and realise, “wait… What time? Where has it all gone?” You probably set out on your business journey so you could create more time for yourself but you have ended up working far more hours than you originally intended. It’s true - in the short term you may have to do this - but what about the long term?
So it brings me back to the question - so why hire a virtual assistant? To put it simply - to regain your time to focus on the important tasks and rediscover why you started out in the first place.
Go back to working on your business, and not always in it.
Sometimes, the help you need can’t always be in the form of a software automation. You just simply need an extra pair of hands.
You need help but you don’t have your own office, or maybe the company is quite small and there isn’t any room for more staff.
Here comes your brand new Virtual Assistant - your new right hand man or woman. A professional who can work remotely for your business. Someone who is reliable and can work flexibly around your business needs, for as many hours as needed.
I have collated some of the key reasons why hiring a Virtual Assistant can be so beneficial for your business…
Get Help with Social Media and Marketing
As a business owner, you may not be all that familiar with social media and all the various tag-along tasks that come with it. Meaning that your marketing might be “a bit off”.
By hiring a Virtual Assistant, whom has had experience building social media accounts, can help you too - to become better at social media and improve your presence. They can help you come up with a successful strategy, manage your social media accounts to drive traffic to your website and so much more!
As well as helping you to manage your accounts, Virtual Assistants can help you create content (writing of posts and imagery), create email marketing content for your newsletters and carry out key industry research to come up with ideas for your next few blog posts.
In this day and age, social media and marketing are two of the most important tools for small businesses and a Virtual Assistant can help you with this.
Reduce Your Overheads
If you’re running a small business, you may not have a dedicated office, nor the staff to fill it. Perhaps you’re a one-man-band trying to minimise all your overheads.
By hiring someone remotely / virtually, you avoid all overhead costs even further. You get the benefits of having an extra pair of hands on deck to tackle your to-do list, without the worry of any overheads.
One of the key aspects to hiring a Virtual Assistant is that you can hire them on an hourly basis. This makes them an ideal addition without hiring a full-time member of staff.
Save money and boost your production.
Create a Better Work-Life Balance
The sad truth about running your own business is that even when the day comes to a close, you go home and you’re still thinking about how best to update your instagram followers. It’s more often than not the evenings once your “work day” has officially ended, that you start to consider your admin or social media tasks for the day.
Virtual Assistants can help you regain your work-life balance. They can handle all the tasks that are eating away at your day. Those boring, mundane tasks that you really don’t enjoy doing? Delegate them to a Virtual Assistant.
You’ll be spending more time with your family and friends before you know it!
So there you have it! Just some of the main reasons why hiring a Virtual Assistant can boost your business production and help you save money.
Start by listing out all the tasks that you find boring, time-wasting or don’t enjoy. They are items you want to check off your overall to-do list.
Once you have this list - these are the tasks you can delegate to one or more Virtual Assistants to handle them.
If you're ready to hire a Virtual Assistant - contact us here today.
Jessica has over four years of residential Interior Design experience.