Gosh, what a year, I cannot even begin to think about 2022 as it feels like a massive gust of wind came along and swept the year away. It feels weird to even be writing one last blog post that will close 2021.
I have been thinking about how I have spent my year and I have done so much despite the pandemic. There are so many others within the VA industry doing what you do out there and that should not make you feel inferior to anyone, so focus on yourself and go at your own pace. I joined so many groups on Facebook and followed profiles on Instagram wanting to drown myself in knowledge and truth be told, I overdid it. Everyone is going to do things differently and that’s OK. Nobody is me at the end of the day, my clients work with me because I am awesome (obvs) and have the skills that they require. We often find ourselves selling our services when people ‘buy’ from people, shine bright like the diamond that you are!
Throughout the year, I understood that to move forward within the business I had to really drill down on what I love doing as opposed to what would bring in the most money. If you don’t love what you do, why are you doing it? I refined my packages, added new services, removed some services, said no to various work that did not bring me joy and it felt so good within my heart.
I am 110% confident in all the packages I offer, my rates and the value that I bring to my client base. Having the right skill set to support overwhelmed business owners is such a great feeling. Knowing that I have contributed to their growth and sharing the same vision in even a tiny way, makes all the difference.
Small business owners usually take on Virtual Assistants as soon as the workload increases or the overwhelm is too much, you do not have to wait until the eleventh hour to grab yourself some support. Since the pandemic struck, we have (Virtual Assistants that is) been in popular demand, this has continued throughout, and I love that we are no longer seen as an unnecessary expense. As I tell all my clients, see us as an investment for your business and believe me we really are. Each VA will bring something different; some are traditional like looking after your day-to-day affairs, and others may be techier whereby they can take care of websites, podcasts etc. Whatever your needs are, there is someone out there for you.
If you have been thinking about it for a while, or are ready to take the leap then feel free to book a discovery call with me to discuss your needs. If you are unsure, we can brainstorm together, two heads are always better than one.
See you on the other side!