If you’ve experienced first-hand the benefit of using virtual assistant services to run your business, you know it can be a great investment. You can create so much more value if you can free up your time to focus on areas where you have a comparative advantage.
You’re probably already thinking about scaling and growing your small business. So, what are some other ways you can leverage and boost your small business? VA’s are hands down the way to go to help you grow.
It can be difficult to find reliable and qualified people to support you. I have met many business owners who have found various people to help with single tasks such as marketing, data entry, research, copywriting and so much more. It can be challenging but finding so many different people can be a drain on your time and money.
Help is out there in the VA field, many offer so many different services including:
Depending on your needs, you can whittle down exactly what services you require the most help with. I always advise my clients that the things you outsource are not the only bits that you have no knowledge about, it can also be the bits that sap you of all energy or you just simply do not want to do. There are plenty of things in my life that I could do myself, but I choose not to. I outsource my clothes to the dry cleaners, I outsource my car to the local car wash guys, I outsource the housework to my fabulous cleaner and I also order via Deliveroo every now and then (cheeky Nando’s usually) so it’s very easy to do.
You may think that your money is better spent elsewhere but time is so valuable, investing in somebody that can do the same job in half the time is priceless!
One of my clients tells me all the time about how much time I am saving them in their week, I work a set number of hours for them a month, we use the hours as required daily/weekly and it works so well. I save one client around 2-3 hours a week just by designing flyers for their business. Canva is a godsend for branded materials. It is something that I find fun to do, my client trusts me and gives me the freedom to use the brief as a guide.
As a business owner, you are very conscious of the money spent on the business and want to bring in as much steady income as possible. Just investing in a VA for a couple of hours a month can help dramatically.
Handing over those mundane takes that maybe don’t take a lot of time but have to regularly be done can drain your energy. Hand these over to your VA and he/she will incorporate them into their schedule, so you never have to worry about them again.
Having regular check-ins with your Virtual Assistant will help you get used to handing things over. Often, I don’t wait to be asked so I will just request that be sent over to me or I will add it to my list while on the call. It can be difficult to remember that you are a team and teamwork makes the dream work. Getting used to delegating can take some time. As time goes on, the trust and confidence with grow between you both and the delegation will flow effortlessly.
While it used to be small businesses were forced to handle all aspects of their businesses individually, with no way to realistically grow, times have changed.
Now you can take advantage of Virtual Assistants – which offer an array of potential benefits at reasonable prices – and start scaling your business today.