• Matty Panagopoulos

How To Tell If You Are Ready To Hire A Virtual Assistant

Do you answer yes to any of these questions? Are you overworked, overwhelmed, tired and trying to fit more hours into your day? If so, then it’s definitely time to hire a Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant (VA) might just be the ideal helping hand to make more time to work on your business and to make sure that it runs as smoothly as possible. Here are some of the signs that it is time that you need to hire a VA to help with your business.

You don’t have enough time to dedicate to your business

In order for your business to grow you are going to need to have time to dedicate to it, whether it’s promoting your business on social media or going out and actively seeking new business. However, one thing that many people who own their own business will find, is that there simply isn’t enough of you to go around. You wear many hats - admin, marketing, sales, HR - the list goes on! This will mean that you feel spread out too thinly and you won’t have time to be proactive about focusing on your growth or doing the things that are important.

You are drowning in admin/finance and bookkeeping

Admin is a necessity for any business, but it can be time-consuming and harder to get on top of then you may realise. If you are struggling with the admin you need to get done for your business, then this is a huge sign that you need to hire a VA.

Similarly, finance and bookkeeping is another essential aspect of your business, but one that some people can struggle to get their head around. Outsourcing your finance tasks and bookkeeping to a VA allows you to relax in the knowledge you have everything prepared. If you hire a VA they would be able to free up your time by taking on all the tasks that stop you from promoting your business for a small cost.

You are working 10 to 16 hour days everyday

We all need to rest, if we don’t rest and get some balance then we will never be at the top of our game. Not only this, but we can start to neglect other aspects of our life, such as time for ourselves and time for our family. One of the best reasons to hire a VA is so that you can claim back some time for yourself, away from work. Your business can’t flourish if you are not yourself!

Your big ideas never happen

Are you someone who has some amazing ideas that you just want to put in place? Feel that you don’t have the time to actually action those amazing ideas? Perhaps you should hire a VA... Not only can a VA help with aspects of the business that take up a lot of your time. They can also help you find ways to implement your big ideas.

Your CRM is out of date

Having an up to date database of all of your clients and customers is crucial. It allows you to not only keep track of who is buying from you, but also helps you to think about nurturing those customers too and sending out communications in order to enjoy some increased sales opportunities. Just as with the admin tasks that take up so much of your time, a VA can help with keeping your client records up to date, an essential aspect of your business but one that is so easily forgotten.

One of the best reasons for hiring a VA is that they can be all the help of a full time employee without the additional costs associated with one. They have their own office, use their equipment, and pay their own tax and they don’t require holiday, sick pay or pension contributions.

To find out on how to work well with your virtual assistant, should you choose to hire one, have a look at my other blog: