Do you ever get the feeling that you don’t have enough hours in a day? You can’t quite understand what’s going on, especially since you’ve been foregoing sleep for months now. Why is there only 24 hours in a day when there are so many things that need to be done? How do I split myself between all these tasks?
You knew that running a business would be hard, but you didn’t know you had to make clones of yourself before you can actually pull it off. Sometimes, you just need a helping hand. Today, we’re going to talk about virtual assistants, and why you should consider hiring one.
I know what you’re thinking: “hiring a virtual assistant?
That’s just gonna cost me more money!”
And no, what happens when you hire a VA is actually the opposite of what you think it’s gonna cost you. In fact, on this handy guide, I will show you why a VA can make you more money! It’s all about handling your finances and investing them in all the right places. And if you’re as busy as I previously described, then you should be investing your money on a virtual assistant.
But before we get started, let’s assume you don’t know what a VA is. Allow me to tell you what a VA does. A virtual assistant is there to help you manage the things that you are too busy to handle yourself. It’s not like you can’t do these tasks on your own, it’s just that you don’t have the time to do it, and you have better things to do for your brand and for your company. So instead of spending all your precious time on all of those laborious tasks, you outsource them to a virtual assistant that you trained yourself.
Remember that the training is essential when hiring a VA because you can’t just expect them to magically know how your system works. Once you hire your own virtual assistant, you should tell them exactly what needs to be done, and how you want those tasks accomplished. You can then track their progress and monitor their tasks every now and then while you finish the more important things.
Now, here are the 5 ways that hiring a virtual assistant can make you more money:
1. They Save More Money Compared to Full-Time Employees
Just imagine all of the savings you will get once you choose a virtual assistant over a full-time employee. You don’t have to pay additional taxes, benefits, office and equipment costs. A virtual assistant covers all of his or her own expenses, because it is similar to freelance work. Many people doubt the usefulness of someone who works from far away through a computer screen, but this is only one of the many benefits of having a virtual assistant.
2. They Only Get Paid for the Hours They Worked
Their rate might seem a little high at first, but once you realize that there is literally nothing else to pay them for, it makes a lot more sense. They only charge for the time they actually worked, and they usually they do a pretty good job, so a VA is definitely a good investment. Train them properly and tell them exactly what you want them to accomplish. Get generous with the salary and they’ll surely give it back with high-quality service. Meanwhile, a full-time employee will still get paid whether they are working or not. That means you also have to pay for sickness and vacation leaves.
3. They Can Help You Manage Tasks and Save Time
The business industry is where you can practically apply the phrase “time is money” and take it almost literally. When you save time for any task at all, you also save energy and effort and ideas. This allows you to work on other important things like meeting with new clients and starting up new projects. And you will be doing so without sluggishly going through it because you lack rest and need sleep. You’ll be doing these tasks energetically, and you’ll have enough brain power to handle things more professionally. This is hard to accomplish when you’re too busy juggling all your day to day activities. A va should be able to help.
4. They Increase Your Productivity
Business owners have claimed an increase in productivity of as much as 50% since they decided to employ the services of a virtual assistant. Many Vas are highly skilled in business procedures and can help you identify cost-effective ways to improve the image of your brand. They can also schedule your meetings, respond to emails, and even plan events.
At the end of the day, you’ll be more productive and ready to face other challenges.
5. They Spread Around Your Brand Through Word of Mouth
Given that you treat them professionally, a VA can help you spread the word about your brand, earning you more potential clients and customers. They will speak highly of you and your company if they are able to see your brand’s values and your authenticity as a business owner.
If you think you’re spending too much time on smaller tasks, then now’s the time for you to consider hiring a VA. Their rate is not as high as you think, and they can reap a lot of benefits for your company. Try outsourcing the tasks you’re too busy to work on, and spend your time building up your brand instead. Consider joining us for this month’s Masterclass. Learn where to find VA’s, how to choose the right one, what to outsource, how to protect yourself from theft when hiring, etc. This masterclass is for members only. If you are not a member learn more about becoming one HERE