Why use a Virtual Assistant?
More the question, why wouldn’t you?
It requires a lot of hard work and dedication (and guts) to set up your own business and for those of you that have taken the plunge, I am sure although it has been tough at times, you haven’t looked back. However, if you want to grow your business, there’s only a few ways you can do this – by taking on staff, or outsourcing – unless of course you have a passive income.
If you decide the outsourcing is the way to go, there are lots of ways in which a business can utilise the skills that a Virtual Assistant can provide. Here’s just a few of them:
Providing ad-hoc support, or completing one-off tasks
It may be that you have a single task that has been on your to-do list just, like, forever! Either it is not going to add any value to your business (in which case, just take it off your list!) or there’s something stopping you doing it. Can you delegate it to a VA so that it gets done, or can you delegate other stuff so that it gives you time to do it yourself?
Virtual Assistants can provide regular support
It may be that you have an ongoing list of things that need doing regularly. Whether it is answering client queries, posting your blogs to your social media, sending quotes and invoices, preparing Board papers – all things that as a business owner you don’t need to be doing yourself.
Business owners often use Virtual Assistants for the jobs they really don’t need to be doing themselves, so they can concentrate on growing their business and/or managing their people.
Ask your chosen VA about their retainer scheme.
Want to grow your team?
It may be that you have worked really hard to grow your business and have recognised that you can no longer do it all yourself. If you are not ready to take on staff but need a helping hand, a Virtual Assistant could be the first step to growing your team.
If you need help with any of these areas, and have things you could be delegating, get in touch – call 07814 218142
Not sure if you could use a Virtual Assistant, read on
If you’re unsure of what to delegate you can download our handy delegation list here, download our free guide – 30 ways to use a VA, or, if you are wondering what else we could support you with, try our quiz here.