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So, you have started your own business and it’s doing really well and you’re starting to wonder if it’s time to outsource some of your workload to someone else. Well, you have come to the right blog post my friend, because we are about to go through 7 reasons why hiring a Virtual Assistant for your business is a really great idea!
Do you ever wish there was 2 of you? Starting your own business can be amazing! It can be fun, exciting, and empowering! You get to work on something you enjoy and feel passionate about, choose your own work hours, and be your own boss! But there is also a looooot of work involved and if you’re a solo entrepreneur, you have to do ALL of it by yourself. Nobody can work 24/7 and you can’t grow time on trees! So, if you are finding yourself overwhelmed with a never-ending to-do list and barely keeping up, a VA can help lighten the load.
Nobody can honestly say they enjoy every single task involved in their business. If you find that any of the following gives you a headache and you just don’t want to do them, this is your reason why you should hire a VA!
How great would it feel knowing you didn’t have to worry about that task anymore, and that someone else can do it for you?!
Let’s face it, we can’t all be great at everything. As a business owner we have to try our best to be a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ but we all know that it follows with ‘master of none.’ Instead of letting imposter syndrome setting in and getting down because you can’t do everything perfectly, why not hire someone who can! Lots of Virtual Assistants specialise in different areas… so you don’t have too! Not a certified accountant? Some VA’s actually are! Don’t have a degree in marketing? Hire a VA who does!
You’ve worked so hard getting your business to where it is now, and you are ready to take it to the next level! But just because you are ready, and your business is ready, doesn’t mean you actually have the time to do it! You have all the same time-consuming tasks you had yesterday, so how are you supposed to fit in time to start scaling your business today? You can hire a Virtual Assistant to take over all the general day-to-day tasks so you can focus ON your business, instead of working IN your business.
You know exactly what tasks you would hand over to a new employee – a little bit of customer service, email management maybe or some social media management – but every time you look at your balance sheet, you just can’t justify hiring staff! What if you have a few quiet months in the year and don’t have enough for them to do? The perfect middle ground is hiring a VA. Virtual Assistants can help you on an hourly basis, so you only hire them based on the time you need them for, month-to-month.
Hiring an employee comes with a lot of extra responsibilities. You need to organise PAYE with HMRC to pay VAT and NI – so many acronyms, it’s enough to make you head explode! 🤯 And you also have to set up a pension scheme and holiday pay. But with a VA, they are not your employee, they are freelance. You have no responsibilities or obligations other than to pay your invoice on time at the end of the month.
Maybe you quit your corporate job to become your own boss. Or you’re super creative and you decided to start a business, so you can make money from your creativity. But there is just so much that comes with running your own business that you just don’t enjoy. But that doesn’t mean it’s not for you! Outsource those tasks you hate, so you can get back to doing what you love in your business!
What do think? Have any of these reasons peaked your interest in hiring a VA? If you would like to talk more about how a Virtual Assistant could help you and your business, why not book in a discovery call with me!