Do you need more free time? Are you spending more time answering calls and emails than fulfilling orders? Is there an aspect of your business that you need to work on or think someone can do better? Then, you should consider hiring a VA.
A Virtual Assistant, or VA, is someone who takes on tasks for entrepreneurs and business owners to help their business grow. Virtual assistant is the broad term that covers social media managers, marketers, web designers, general administrators and those that do a combination of it all. They work remotely. You can work with one that just does side jobs for you or find a dedicated assistant to help out on a regular basis.
10 Reasons you should Hire a VA:
1. Specialized Knowledge
Let your VA take over handling jobs like your social media management, website automation, and funnel creations. VAs invest a lot of time, money and energy into becoming really good at these specialized skills in fields where technology and strategies constantly evolve and update.
2. Saves you Time
Instead of spending hours, days, or months on trial and error learning different skills to make your business work or grow, outsource it to someone qualified. There are only 24 hours in the day. Make the most of them.
3. Cost Efficient
With a VA, you don’t have to worry about paying for office space, insurance, vacation, etc. You don’t even have to worry about someone getting stuck in a traffic jam to get to work. Simply email them the task you need done. When you add up all the expenses, hiring a virtual assistant is usually a lot cheaper with a lot less liability than hiring an employee.
4. Inboxing and Calendar Management
One of the most time consuming tasks is going through emails to find out what is actually important and what should have actually found its’ way to the spam folder. A VA can be trained to go through and organize your inbox. Then, they can let you know what’s important while updating your calendar for client deadlines, client schedule changes, business meetings, upcoming events and more.
5. Fresh New Perspective on Your Business and How It Operates
As business owners themselves, VAs look at the big picture and offer a different perspective. They also give advice on the flow of your business by pointing out some things that could be automated, updated or discarded.
6. They Proves How Well Thought Out Your Business and Procedures Are.
There is nothing that will test your knowledge of how well you know and have organized your business than when you train someone else over how an aspect of your business runs. Many times in the training process, you work out potential problems and improve efficiency. Business is all about growth and optimization.
7. Blog Management made Easy
Engaging with potential customers is essential for every business, but it takes a lot of time to moderate and respond to the comments and concerns. A VA can take on this duty and send you a list of the concerns, what customers like and what thing customers want to know more about.
8. VAs Invest in their Own Businesses.
Good VAs will spend time investing in software and trainings to increase their skill set and productivity. This saves you time and money as you don’t have to purchase the software they need.
9. Speed Up Processing and Handling
Are you falling behind on orders because of inventory management, processing or handling time that could be easily handled by someone else? Then give that job to a VA so you can focus on making more sales and expanding.
10. Scale Your Business Faster
When a VA takes on the time- sucking tasks, it allows you to be more focused and productive. If you allow a virtual assistant to do the repetitive daily tasks then you can focus on optimizing, growing and scaling your business.
What are you Waiting for?
There are a ton of general virtual assistants out there to outsource admin tasks too. If you need help with a specific aspect of your business like web design, then look for someone who specializes in that field. If you would like to discuss how I can help you get your business organized and grow then schedule a free discovery call today.
By Keisha Boykin
CEO of Virtually Keisha
Virtual Assistant/ Content Creator/ Marketer