As an entrepreneur with unique goals, finding ways to accomplish more with less time has probably been on your mind. In the beginning, you’re probably wearing all of the hats: owner, operator, marketing team, accountant, and CEO. As you think about scaling your business, you’ll be working on higher level tasks such as developing operations and guiding your team. One way to begin scaling your business is to delegate tasks to a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants, or VAs, are freelance professionals who provide administrative, technical, or creative support to businesses and entrepreneurs remotely.
Working with a virtual assistant can free up more of your time to focus on growth. Here are a few ways that a virtual assistant can contribute to your business:
Increased Productivity: Spend your time in executive-level functions, such as strategic planning and business development. Focus on creating opportunities for your business to grow while your virtual assistant handles admin tasks and special projects. Your VA can also help you get caught up, or stay ahead. This can lead to increased productivity and greater growth for your business.
Cost Savings: Hiring a virtual assistant can be more cost-effective than hiring a full-time employee. Virtual assistants are freelancers, or self employed contractors, so you only pay for the time and services that you need. Your VA will also have their own computer and provide their own software in most cases. This can help you save money on employee benefits, office space, and other overhead costs. (Keep reading below)
Scalability: As your business grows, your workload may increase and become overwhelming. A virtual assistant can help you scale your business by taking on tasks that you no longer have time for. This lets you to focus on the areas of your business that need your attention, while still being able to handle increased demand.
Access to a Wide Range of Skills: Virtual assistants come from a variety of backgrounds with diverse experience, so they often have a wide range of skills and expertise, including administrative, marketing, technical, and creative skills. By outsourcing certain tasks to a virtual assistant, you can gain access to specialized skills that you may not have in-house. Working with a Virtual Assistant means that you have a trusted partner that can work in several areas of your business while providing a personalized level of support. Get as little or as much help as you need, where you need it.
Improved Work-Life Balance: According to one report, 70% of small business owners work more than 40 hours a week. As an entrepreneur, we’re often emersed in toxic-productivity culture, so it’s easy to become overworked. By getting more of your time back, you’re free to focus on the things that matter most for you and your business. Imagine reaching your goals and finally having time to finish crocheting that blanket!
One of the greatest benefits of working with a virtual assistant is that you can scale the amount of support you need as your business grows. Want to take your business to the next level? Let’s schedule a call to talk about your goals right now.