As a business owner who’s wearing all the “hats”, it can be very overwhelming at times. You get bogged down with doing everything from marketing, to answering emails, researching and managing your daily tasks.
Have you ever thought of outsourcing some of those tasks to a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
From its earliest beginnings of this industry, entrepreneurs were hiring VAs for their general administrative tasks such as returning calls to prospects, managing emails, typing correspondence, file management, and other services.
Today, there are more VAs who possess specialized skills and offer technology support along with the general office tasks. Business owners are learning to work more efficiently and smarter by outsourcing some of the time-consuming tasks to virtual assistants. They are outsourcing tasks such as handling their social media, maintaining their membership websites, strategy for marketing, and doing research for special projects.
There are VAs that only offer web design, social media services, webinars, video editing, in legal industries, real-estate, medical and security fields. Some of these VAs are licensed or certified when working with sensitive data while others will sign NDAs.
Successful entrepreneurs such as Michael Hyatt and Tim Ferris use and/or have VAs to help with their tasks. ( I’m their fan and I “follow” both of them.) Tim Ferris wrote the book, “The 4-Hour Workweek“, and mentions he hires VAs.
Even highly successful bloggers use VAs!
Hiring a VA, is going to change your business forever, in the best way possible. Hiring a VA is like hacking your business; you can get better results in less time than if you were trying to do it all on your own.
That’s an snippet of a wonderful website I just stumbled on a few minutes ago, written by Indigo Colton. Indigo writes a blog titled: “5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Virtual Assistant”. You can read more about it here.
Figure out what you need a VA to do for you first. Then start “shopping for your new VA”. Remember, VA’s are not employees. Think of them as consultants or freelancers. They are business owners like you and care about your success. You can “test drive” a new VA to see how you both get along and how well your VA communicates and responds to you. Be sure to check their work at first. Then, if things work out, stick with the VA. The longer a VA stays with you, the better he/she will understand your business and even give you ideas to expand and grow your revenue.