Your business is doing great and bringing in a steady income (congratulations!), but are you constantly trying to tackle your to-do list and never seem to get anything done?? Between creating blog content, scheduling social media posts, answering emails, proofreading your posts, managing your team not to mention taking care of your home and family and even sleeping, there are simply not enough hours in the day.
Think of all the tasks that take up the bulk of your time. Is it checking emails? Proofing? Writing blog posts? Scheduling social media posts? Researching keywords? Looking into new systems that can streamline your business process? Which of those are things that you really don’t need to do yourself, but instead could be given to a trustworthy assistant like myself who can take care of the day-to-day tasks while you focus on the bigger picture?
Now, on top of your to do list do you have the additional time it requires to advertise that you need an assistant, read through job applications, conduct interviews and finally settle on a new employee? Don’t forget all the added expense that a new employee will bring you. Things like:
- Time (that you’re already short on) to train them
- The cost of additional training for tasks they don’t know how to do yet
- Additional office space or equipment
- Employee benefits
- Payroll taxes
- Vacation time
Having a virtual assistant take care of those daily tasks for even just one hour each weekday would free up an additional 20 hours of your month! This would give you the freedom to use your regained and valuable time in the way you want, whether that means growing your business, self-care, or with loved ones. A virtual assistant works as an independent contractor and you pay for only the projects or tasks that you need done. Virtual assistants often posses skills that the majority of new employees don’t have and that you don’t have the extra time to learn (because you’re busy growing YOUR business); those skill are their bread and butter so they invest a lot of time to learn them. They work in their own office space around your schedule to get projects done, you can think of them as your “go to” teammate if you need something done.
When you look at your growth plan and goals for the next year are you able to handle all the extra tasks that growth will bring you? If you take on another 10 clients in the next year are there enough hours in your day to handle all of that additional work? This is where a virtual assistant can save you money and give you that extra time that you’re craving. We all have the same 24 hours in a day no matter how long our to do list is, let a virtual assistant give you back some of that time!