How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Virtual Assistant

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Not everyone is confident about hiring a virtual assistant, especially if it’s their first time. It’s hard to trust someone else with tasks important to your business. But there are instances wherein you have too much on your plate, which will make you think if it’s time to hire a VA to help you accomplish more while doing less.

Here are points to ponder on if you’re still trying to decide if your business needs a virtual assistant.

Signs that tell you that it’s probably time to hire a VA

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  • You’re spending too much time on administrative tasks 

Working on admin tasks is necessary, but spending a huge amount of your time responding to emails, scheduling appointments, billing, etc. can easily distract you from other things that also matter to your business. The sad truth about this is you’re draining your energy working hard all day, but you’re probably doing less.

  • Your business requires skills you don’t have

Do you need help with taxes? Do you need to seek the help of an experienced marketing VA for your campaigns? Think about it; it’s probably better off hiring someone to get professional assistance on tasks that you find challenging to accomplish. Doing so might just be what you need to improve productivity and efficiency.

  • Lack of a healthy work-life balance

Have you ever had to decide between work and your personal life? If yes, then that shows your work-life balance isn’t on the right track. According to studies, almost 50% of managers around the world spend more than 40 hours each week at work, and 30% of small business owners work more than 50 hours per week.  Entrepreneurs and managers often think that putting their brand first is a part of their responsibility as business leaders. However, this will easily create a conflict between work and life. It’s another sign that you need to hire a remote worker to help you out so you can also spend time on other important things outside of work.

The signs are there, but are you ready to hire a virtual assistant?

Assess your workload

Know where you’re spending most of your time at work. Track the time you are spending on your business. If you’re devoting too much time in some areas of your business, then you probably need assistance for a lighter workload. This will help you focus on doing what you do best.

Can you commit to paying someone?

Evaluate your budget to know if you can add a VA’s salary in your list of business expenses. There are various options out there for you to explore and compare. Get the services that your business needs the most at reasonable rates

Are you ready to let go?

It might not be easy to pass some of your responsibilities to a remote worker. But delegating tasks to a capable individual can help you and your brand grow. Allowing a virtual assistant to work within their area of expertise can create wonders for your business. It will also let you focus on other important tasks like finding leads, working on new products or services, creating a new marketing campaign, etc.

What are the benefits you can get from working with a VA?

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Save more time

Working with a VA can save you a lot of time. If you feel like you’re spending a lot of time on a certain area of your business and not enough on another, then working with a VA can definitely do heaps for you. 

Flexibility

It’s easier to adapt to changing conditions with a flexible working arrangement. You don’t have to monitor and assign a VA to work for eight hours or more. You have the option of developing more flexible working schedules and setup to get the most out of your VA’s performance.

Expand your business

You’re probably a driven, hard-working individual who wants to accomplish more but doesn’t have the luxury of time to do so. Get the assistance of a VA to boost productivity. Let them work on areas of your business that you can’t focus on at the moment. Hiring a VA allows you to work on other projects and campaigns you’ve been thinking of launching for the past weeks or months. 

Tasks you can delegate to a virtual assistant

Hire the right individual to provide the assistance that your business needs. The advantage of working with a virtual assistant is you can delegate any task that pops in your head or urgent work that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of services you can get from a virtual assistant.

  • Social Media Management
  • Executive Support
  • Email Management
  • Customer Support
  • Online Advertising
  • SEO Optimization
  • Copywriting
  • Technical Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing   

Feel free to ask questions or do some research to know more about what a VA can do for your business.

Before starting to search for the right virtual assistant, you have to determine the kind of help that you need and how you and your remote worker can work together in harmony. VAs are excellent in managing tasks that are needed to keep your business on the right path. Things will go smoothly between you and your virtual assistant once you’ve made sure that you’re ready to hire one and when you know it’s the right time to welcome a VA in your team.

 

Our home-based virtual assistants can help you grow your business. Contact us to find out how we can work together!

Pepper Virtual Assistants is a business solutions firm that specializes in virtual administrative and personal assistance, online marketing, customer support, and copywriting. We are known for reliability through our managed services, responsive client handling backed by extensive training, and rockstar virtual assistants hired for their skills and expertise.

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