Not sure if you need a virtual assistant? Then think of the quote, “You can do anything, but not everything,” from David Allen.
It’s easy to fall behind on deadlines even if you have all the tools you need to work faster and smarter. No matter how much technology you have there are always only 24 hours in a day.
A virtual assistant can be of great help for busy professionals who need an extra hand to get the work done or just want better work-life balance.
What exactly is a virtual assistant before we dive deeper?
The internet revolution has brought to the forefront a myriad of digital services that cater to the business community. The ability to hired talent on an as-needed basis have opened new possibilities for companies. Remote experts can perform various essential tasks such as marketing, design, data analysis, web development, SEO, content creation, bookkeeping, and so on.
Below are the six signs for you to know that you need a virtual assistant.
You have too many tasks on your work plate
How much time are you spending on administrative tasks and not on revenue-generating work? Is juggling posting content to social media, processing emails, research, scheduling meetings or travel, or tasks taking up too much time?
These types of time-consuming tasks can be delegated to clear up your calendar for other valuable tasks. A trusted partner can watch your back and make sure that everything is getting done well and on time.
You have work to be done which you aren’t skilled at
There are tasks which need special skill sets, knowledge, and experience. Recognize where you know you might not be best suited for the job and ask an expert for help. You need to be spending time on things you are good at, so outsource the rest.
You are working 10-16 hours a day
Are you waking up in the middle of the night wondering if you have forgotten something to do in the office? Are you struggling to keep up with your work and missing deadlines? Recognize the signs telling you to partner up with a virtual assistant to clear manage your time and tasks. Get the help you need to ensure work is done on time so you can enjoy your evenings and weekends.
You are spending your time on managing not leading
Managing websites, social media, databases, administering programs and more can dominate your time. Transferring these responsibilities to a virtual assistant can help you pull your business up and be a better leader. Newly found free time allows you to implement all the ideas you have to improve your business.
You have multiple projects and close deadlines
You may find yourself stuck with multiple projects from multiple clients and you can’t say no to them. That’s when it’s the perfect time to hire a virtual assistant to help you juggle tasks. This allows you to get things done quickly and achieve better business results.
You need help but you can’t afford a full time employee
Most small businesses are not able to afford the costs associated with hiring a full-time employee. It is also difficult to find an employee who can just work few hours a day for you. An independent contractor who works virtually only has to be paid for 100% productive work. There are no recruitment fees, HR paperwork, overhead costs like office space, equipment, supplies, etc. when you hire a virtual assistant.
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