A virtual assistant can be a valuable asset to anyone, regardless of the stage of business you are in. There are no barriers to the type of industry that can most benefit from a virtual assistant, nor are there any particular types of people that can most benefit. However, if you indentify with any of the symptoms below, it may be time to engage the services of a virtual assistant.
There isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done
If you are spending more and more time working on your business it may be a sign that you need help to tick off the tasks on your to-do list. Symptoms may be late nights, errors in your work, missing out on time with family and friends or working on the weekend.
You are working more on the little tasks
You may be spending so much time on the little administrative tasks to keep afloat that it’s difficult to keep your head above water. If things like invoicing, social media scheduling, creating images, answering client queries and other non-revenue generating tasks are taking up more of your time than direct revenue creating tasks, then it may be time to enlist some help.
You’ve lost the love
You started your business because you’re passionate about what you do and who you serve. But that feeling has long gone! This is likely due to the time spent working IN your business, rather than ON it. All the little tasks above are taking you away from the real reason you started in the first place.
You could do the little things better
Is everything you do only just good enough? Perhaps your social media is lacking engagement or the images you create are rushed. Yes, the lack of time also means the SEO on your website is ordinary, you’re not optimising your blogs and content as well as you could be or you you've started to dabble in Pinterest but haven’t given it the love it deserves. Besides not having the time to do a task, you may not have the expertise either. Having a helping hand means that these tasks are completed to a higher standard, and by someone who might be able to do it better and quicker.
You want more from your business
You gave yourself time at the beginning of the year to set realistic and achievable goals for you and your business, but lack of time has meant they have fallen by the wayside. If you want to build your business, then you need to think like big business. This includes building a reliable team around you that will free up your time to focus on your core offerings and strategy.
Remember, it’s not a crime to need help. In fact, it is an essential strategy if you wish to build your business. If you can identify with any of the above feelings, then it may be time to enlist the services of a virtual assistant.
If you would like to trial what it is like to have a virtual assistant in your business, then try my Let’s Get Started Package. A small commitment of two hours with big bonuses will help you love your business again.