You’re doing well. Your business is growing, and you’re busier, a lot busier. And growth is a good thing. But your schedule is jam-packed, and you can’t keep up. There just isn’t time to be creative or live the lifestyle you dream of. And that, my friend, is not a good thing. You’re not running your business. It seems to be running you! If your time is limited, you could use an extra pair of hands, or you need to get with the digital times, it’s time to hire a virtual assistant.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is a highly skilled, independent contractor, an entrepreneur just like you. But they are in the business of taking on the tasks (administrative, creative, technical, and legal support) that distract you from growing and running your business. And they do it all virtually.A good virtual assistant is worth every penny. Click To Tweet
What are the Benefits of Working with a Virtual Assistant?
Some small business owners think having an assistant on sight is better than hiring an assistant who works virtually from home. The truth is having an assistant who works with you virtually is better. Here’s why:
Most virtual assistants focus on and work in a specific niche. So they understand specific industries better than others who don’t focus on a particular niche.
Choosing to work with a virtual assistant reduces labor costs and saves you money. There’s no time spent on interviewing and training a new full-time employee. Because they are independent contractors, you won’t need to deal with payroll taxes, vacation pay, sick days, worker’s compensation, employee health benefits, dental insurance, or OSHA regulations.
Virtual means off-site. Off-site means you’ll also save the cost of a desk, computer, office space, and other resources necessary when hiring a full-time employee.
And you only pay for the time a virtual assistant spends on projects.
How Do You Hire a Virtual Assistant?
Now that you know what a virtual assistant is and that you really can’t run your business without one, where do you begin? How do you hire a virtual assistant for your business?
There are lots of great resources out there that can match you with a good virtual assistant for your business. My favorite resource is Kathy Goughenour of Expert VA Training.
Once you have a list of candidates, start interviewing them. Decide what tasks you would like to delegate to them and what skill set(s) you would like them to have.
After you choose a virtual assistant to work with, the virtual assistant will write up an agreement of terms to be signed by both parties. The agreement of terms should include the fee, billing, your payment terms, the work that is to be completed, cancellation terms and procedures, and the processes for communication. This is done to protect both you and the virtual assistant.
A Good Virtual Assistant is Worth EVERY Penny
Virtual assistants can be great for all phases of your business, from beginning to end. You can hire a virtual assistant for short-term projects or ongoing services for the life of your business.
Hiring a virtual assistant will leave you with more time and energy on your hands to focus on the things that matter most: developing your business, creating new products and services, enjoying time spent with those you love.
What are you waiting for? Hire a virtual assistant for the best results possible for your business today. If your time is limited and you need an extra pair of hands, contact Rockin’ Robin of Rockin’ Robin Virtual Assistance. Call (307) 631-1867 or schedule a free consultation today.
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