Why outsource to a virtual assistant?

 
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I get it. You’re a busy entrepreneur with a lot on your plate. It’s difficult to delegate tasks to others, because this business is yours, and your standards are high. But when the workload becomes too much, it can be stressful. You’re juggling running a successful business: taking care of all the administration, marketing & business development, all the while trying to squeeze in a personal life and you know that you’re starting to spread too thin. You look at other entrepreneurs who seem to have everything dialled and wonder; “How do they do it all? What’s their secret?”

Their secret is that they don’t do it all.

All successful entrepreneurs have a virtual assistant (or even a team) in their corner helping them with various projects and administrative tasks. If you want your business to grow, you’ll need to change your mindset to let others take on certain tasks. It’s that simple.

So why hire a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant is a great first employee for your business. Hiring a VA will give you a chance to learn how to delegate tasks and manage people, without the hassle and cost of hiring a full-time employee. Hiring a virtual assistant also saves expenses from training, equipment, bonuses, benefits and taxes.

Research shows that remote workers have increased productivity because they have better control of their time and spend less time travelling to and from work. They also benefit from fewer office distractions and have the ability to work longer hours at home.

What do you outsource to a VA?

Not sure where to start with your outsourcing? Consider all of the repeatable tasks on your to-do list that keep popping up week after week. These tasks follow the same process each time, which means that a little training can empower your virtual assistant to successfully complete these tasks and free you back up for growing your business. Tasks in this category include blog posting, creating presentations for webinars, creating workbooks and materials, creating social media images, pitching articles, finding new business opportunities and designing sales pages.

When should you hire a virtual assistant?

Work smarter not harder. You don’t have to wait until you’re overwhelmed with work to hire a virtual assistant. Online business contains many layers and functions -- email marketing, social media marketing (which itself has so many channels), content creation, etc. Once you’ve figured out what repeatable tasks you can outsource, the sooner you delegate, the sooner you’ll be able to free up your time for growing your business.

Okay, I get it. How do I start the process?

First, prepare the tasks that you want to delegate, then contact a reliable virtual assistant to complete your tasks. When you contact Symphony VA, we’ll arrange an introductory call so that I can learn more about your business and your vision for your company. Then, I’ll draft a proposal of work according to what we’ve discussed during our call. Then once you approve the proposal, we’ll sign an agreement, and I’ll get to work on the tasks you need. If you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact me!

Stephanie