I get a lot of people asking me, how do I know if I need a Virtual Assistant? You may feel like you’re on the brink of needing assistance, but just aren’t quite sure if and when to make that leap into hiring subcontracted virtual assistant help. I’ve come up with a list of tell-tale signs that working with a Virtual Assistant may be in your future.
1 – New Opportunities Are Lost
This is a for sure sign that you need administrative support. You’re too caught up in the day-to-day activities of your business that you cannot keep up with or engage in new opportunities. If you have let a new opportunity like a potential new client, a new partnership or even a speaking engagement slip through your fingers, then you should consider working with a Virtual Assistant. While your VA works on administrative tasks, you’re now free to concentrate on those opportunities.
2 – Long Nights, Weekends, and Holidays Becomes Normal
If you’re putting in long hours trying to keep up with running a small business by yourself, then that’s another sign you need administrative support. No business owner can do it all. There’s only one of you and you need to do what you do best. You simply cannot wear all of the hats when it comes to running the business. Have you heard the phrase, “entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week”? Yeah, that’s us entrepreneurs, but if you want to get back to enjoying your nights, weekends and holidays with family and friends, hiring a reliable Virtual Assistant will get you there.
3 – New Ideas Have No Room to Grow
As a small business owner, we all have to evolve and keep up with the changing times and if you have an idea that you’ve never been able to get off the ground because you’re so swamped, then working with a Virtual Assistant is in your future. If a small business can’t grow, then what is it? I would say it’s more like a hobby then. You own the business; you shouldn’t be doing the administrative work. If a corporate CEO can have admin support, then so should you. You are after all the CEO of your business!
4 – You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, then a Virtual Assistant is in your future. Yes, being a small business owner is a big undertaking, but it shouldn’t be overwhelming. What brought you to being a small business owner? Your love for what you do. Get back to doing what you love to do and delegate the rest because being overwhelmed is not a healthy state for conducting business. If you’re overwhelmed, you’re not hitting your goals, potentially losing business, and can’t think clearly. I know, I’ve been there myself. Working with a trusted Virtual Assistant will help relieve small business burnout so you can concentrate on the heart of your business. What matters to you most?
Working with a Virtual Assistant, you can offload your administrative tasks and finally take a breather. I promise you, that when you start working with a VA, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner. If you’re looking for a Virtual Assistant, I’d be happy to have a chat to see how I may assist you!