Let’s face it – running a business is hard, especially in the beginning. There’s constant pressure to succeed, uncertainty and there never seems to be enough time for everything. Luckily for you, the evolution of the Internet has created this relatively new profession called a virtual assistant. It’s time for a reality check – you cannot possibly do everything yourself. Therefore, it might be time to start searching for a VA to help you in your time of need. Still not convinced? I’m going to give you 7 reasons why you should hire one.
1. Personal life
Don’t you just love the time you spend with your family or having a barbecue with your friends? Oh, you don’t do that a lot these days? Then there’s your first reason right there. You need to socialize a little, and I don’t mean business socializing, I mean the real kind. Everyone deserves a break every once in a while, and since you are a new business owner and can’t leave anything to chance, hire a VA to handle some of your tasks so you could have a few hours free.
I know, research is important, but you have to agree that it’s time-consuming, too. Another thing about it is that it is actually a never-ending job. There’s always more to know, more to analyze, more data to gather. A VA can save you a lot of time that you can put to better use at your company.
3. Administrative tasks
Whether it’s answering e-mails, scheduling, making lists or whatever little tasks you have to do, these 5 or 10 smaller things that need to be done will eat up your time. At the end of the day, you will have accomplished everything to keep your company running, but nothing to help it progress. These are the perfect tasks for a VA, and you won’t have to sweat over little things.
4. Social media
You are the founder of your company, which means that you know it inside out. Therefore, you should be the one to handle the social media, right? Wrong. Precisely because you are the founder, you have more important things to do. Not to make it sound like your social media image isn’t important, but you are the brains of this operation. Your VA can handle posting on Facebook or Twitter on your behalf, while you are out there making things happen.
5. The tempo is catching up to you
At first, you had it all under control. But as time went by, you started forgetting things: a business meeting, an appointment, to call someone back or something similar. If that’s the case, hiring a VA could not only bring you a peace of mind (because you’ll avoid these awkward moments), but you will seem much more responsible and reliable in the future.
6. Avoid what you dislike
Ok, no one really likes to do everything. There are certain things that, no matter how hard we try to accept, somehow we end up avoiding them, and then avoiding them some more, and then it becomes a huge problem that we wish we just handled in the first place. Why not let your VA handle it? She is there to assist you so you could do your job better, and that should be a good-enough reason to want to hire one.
7. Someone to rely on
It’s a very uncertain period of your life and nothing is constant. Things are changing, people are coming and going, new ideas are being brought to the table while others are discarded… Hiring a dependable assistant can mean the world to you right now. It could possibly be the only person you know you can rely on to help you handle everything. And right now, that’s a big thing.
So, how about it? Did I convince you? If I did, great. You can get right on searching for one. If not, no matter. Maybe you really are the type to have everything under control, or maybe your time for a VA isn’t here yet. But just in case, keep this list somewhere in the back of your mind, so that, if you ever do start to crack, you’ll know what to do.
Questions for You
– Do you have a Virtual Assistant? How do you manage his/her workflow?
– What Tools to you use to make the communication and workflow seamless?
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