1 – Owning a business is stressful. There are a lot of moving pieces that have to be taken care of day in and day out. Not to mention the stress of keeping your clients happy and making sure you are making enough money to sustain your business and your life. Having a Virtual Assistant is like having someone else to share the burdens of running your business with.
2 – A Virtual Assistant is not your actual “employee” they are their own independent contractor you don’t have to worry about all those aspects. They are literally just an expense of your business. Again less stress.
3 – A Virtual Assistant can tackle those things in your business that have always been put on the back burner, yet hang over your head. You know you should do them, you know you want to do them, you just haven’t had the time.
4 – Networking. Your Virtual Assistant most likely has other clients and other contacts. This can be helpful when you have new projects or tasks and you aren’t sure who you can trust to work with. If your Virtual Assistant can’t do the work themselves they probably know someone who can.
5 – Have an idea or want to do something new in your business but not sure how, or even if, you should do it? Your Virtual Assistant can be a great sounding board for new ideas. Virtual Assistants are aware of best business practices and have seen and implemented all different things within multiple businesses.
6 – A Virtual Assistant can look over your business while you are away on vacation. If you run a small business with only a couple employees, leaving your business “behind” when you travel can be very stressful. If you have a Virtual Assistant on your team it is like someone else who can keep an eye out on things while you are away.
7 – A Virtual Assistant can help you grow your business. You can either pass on the day-to-day tasks to your VA so it frees you up to focus on growing your business. Or you can task your VA with reaching out to new clients and contacts to help grow your business. You can even put them in charge of a new endeavor in your business.
When you hire a good VA they become so much more than an assistant and become more of a Team Member! They can really help you take a deep breath and relax into your business since you know someone else is there looking out for you!