You’re probably here because you’re considering hiring a VA. A virtual assistant, or VA, is someone you work with, normally remotely, on various administrative tasks in your business.
There are many different types of VAs with many different skill sets. But overall, a virtual assistant can help you get organized, be more productive, and take some of the stress off of your everyday operations.
Here are some reasons why you need a VA that you may not have considered.
Overwhelm is probably the main reason why you’re thinking about hiring a VA. You have a lot on your plate, you’re feeling consumed by your tasks, and you need assistance. It’s definitely a good time to hire a VA because they can take some of the tasks off your plate, so you don’t feel like everything is on you.
If you’re not currently feeling overwhelmed, but believe business will pick up, it’s an excellent time to hire a VA. Sometimes, it’s simpler to onboard someone before you’re overloaded with tasks. This will allow you to properly train your VA to your business and get the most out of the working relationship.
You Want to Be More Productive
Do you have a lot of busy work on your plate or tasks that just do not bring you joy? We all do! That’s where a VA comes in handy because they can take those tasks off your plate, leaving you with more of the tasks you enjoy. You have a higher chance of being productive if you are doing tasks you want.
Another productivity benefit of VAs is they often have expertise in how to accomplish tasks quicker and easier. When I’m working with a client, I often spot processes they have in place that can be completed in less time. This helps my clients and myself be more productive on their projects.
You’re Looking to Produce Better Work
If you’re overwhelmed and drowning in busywork, chances are you’re not producing the best quality work. You may be doing just the bare minimum to get by, but that’s not how you’d like to operate. Hiring a VA can help significantly in this situation because, as mentioned above, they take some of the stress and mundane tasks from your to-do list.
When you don’t have to worry about every task and assignment, it frees your mind up to focus more on the things that truly require your attention. I’ve noticed clients feel not only more productive but more creative and more open to thinking critically. When you cut down your tasks, you free your mind to operate at the best of your abilities.
You Want Support
The #1 reason you should hire a VA is to have support in your business. Someone committed to your mission and ready to serve that mission. Entrepreneurship is one of the loneliest professions, which is why it helps to have a member on your team to help drive the business. You don’t have to go without support.
If you read something in this blog that resonated and you’re ready to take the next step to hire a VA, I’ve got great news for you! I’m dedicated to helping you get things done, which is why I offer VA services along with my accountability coaching. Head to my services page to learn more and book a call.