When Is The Best Time To Hire A Virtual Assistant
Ever wish you could clone yourself to get all those things done?
Successful people do not do everything by themselves. They delegate some of the tasks to skilled individuals. By allowing someone else to help them, they accomplish much more than they could otherwise.
If you are starting your business, hiring an additional employee can be very costly. If you have been in the industry for quite a while, you are probably finding that the hours in the day simply are not be enough to complete all of your To-Do’s. Things like calling clients, setting appointments, filling out forms, researching competition, marketing your business, networking, vendor management, accounting, the list goes on and on.
We have laid out 5 categories for you to best determine if now is the time to hire a Virtual Assistant. If you feel that you fall into one of these categories, you might want to consider hiring the services of HireSmartVAs.com to provide you with a solution for cost effectively managing your time and productivity.
1. Hiring a full time employee to help you is not affordable.
Hiring an additional employee can be very costly – you have to take care of the health benefits, vacation days, sick days, payroll taxes, computer equipment, etc. Working with a virtual assistant can save you a lot of money as compared with working with a full time employee. A virtual assistant has his/her own equipment so you do not need to invest on a computer, headset, and other stuffs. Another thing is that you are not responsible for their health care plans, and their payroll taxes – that alone is a very big help to reduce the costs of hiring an additional employee. Here is a savings breakdown for one of our clients who saved over $26,000 per year for each Virtual Assistant they hired.
2. You have too many administrative tasks
Doing administrative work definitely eats a lot of your time. Instead of spending hours filling out forms, preparing presentations, handling emails, paying bills etc., you can use a virtual assistant to handle all of these things so you can focus on the income-generating activities or on the tasks you prefer doing. Your virtual assistant can do anything you need that can be done with a computer and/or a phone. You can even have your virtual assistant set up appointments for you to better leverage your time!
3. You are out of the office and need someone to handle the back office tasks of the business.
Meeting with your client means a busy day. Yet when you are out of the office, the work can still pile up quickly while you are gone. You need someone to manage the emails and phone calls while you are gone. The technology has advanced to a point that having your virtual assistant work seamlessly with you is a huge advantage to any business owner.
4. You are overwhelmed
One of our business colleagues told us about a time where he was working 10 hours a day making $175,000 in revenue. Bills were piling up, customer calls and sales were not being addressed – he was just so overcome with all the things that needed to get done – he just ignored them. The power was shut off because he didn’t pay the electric bill. This was the final straw. He finally realized that it was either get a virtual assistant or go back to a corporate job. Needless to say the later was not an option. Soon after he hired he assistant, he was able to grow his business to over a $1,000,000 in revenue just in the first year. It takes a leap of faith to get started, but all our clients are so glad that they do and many hire a second virtual assistant within weeks of their first hire.
5. You want someone to manage your projects
Virtual assistants can multi-task very well. If you need someone to keep the projects moving – checking in with outside vendors, keeping everything on time and budget, your virtual assistant is great for that. This includes social media projects like writing content, producing marketing material, or keeping your team informed of deadlines. All you need to do is lay out all the details on how you want that project to turn out and just review it as soon as it is turned over to you. If there are revisions, of course you can ask your virtual assistant to take care of it for you.
Our clients have proven over and over again that they are using their time and talent better than ever before and saving money by using virtual assistants. We have helped many business owners just like you. Have questions? Contact us for a quick conversation to see if this is right for you.