Twenty four hours – while it may sound like a lot of time, in truth there’s only so much you can fit into it. Sometimes, it can feel completely inadequate!
This is especially true for small business owners.
I’ve been there myself – I’m intimately familiar with late nights and taking work home.
And if you’re anything like me, deciding to hire virtual assistants might be just what you need to get your time back.
Virtual assistants help business owners by helping you get your time back. By taking repetitive, boilerplate work off your hands, you get time back. This time can be cashed out, either to work on more important projects or spent relaxing at home!
1) You work for more than 10 hours a day
Small business owners tend to work longer hours than most – more than doctors in many cases! You’ll often find yourself taking work you couldn’t fit in during the day home with you long after close of business.
This can often lead to 10-hour (or more!) work days.
One of the biggest culprits is repetitive, boilerplate work. We’re talking about things like:
- Administrative work
- Responding to emails
This type of work is a slog to get through. Not to mention, most businesses generate mountains of each. The result is a time-poor, overworked business owner.
The thing is, most of these tasks are, well, boilerplate. Anybody can do them – nobody said that it had to be you specifically!
By off-handing these repetitive jobs to a virtual assistant, you stand to save considerable time. This translates into less work on your shoulders and more shorter work days.
2) You do everything
As a small business owner, you’ve got it in your mind that you need to be a jack-of-all-trades, competent in everything that occurs in your business.
It’s admirable. However, there’s just one problem: you mightn’t have the skills to do everything on your own.
For example, not all of us are maths whizzes. There’s no shame in that – however, this can cause problems if you insist on doing your own bookkeeping,.
Do any of these sound familiar to you?
- A lot of your day is spent wrapping your head around new tasks
- You spend a lot of time fixing mistakes
- There’s always something else that needs your attention
If so, my advice is to step back and let somebody else do it for you.
Sure, you might lose a bit of control. However, the time you get back (not to mention, reduced risk of mistakes) more than makes up for it.
3) The work is piling up
No matter how hard you try, the work never stops. The moment you finish one task, another pops up to take its place. And once you finish that, another two pop up.
If the tasks keep piling up, it may be time to hire virtual assistants.
Virtual assistants specialise in taking work off your hands. In particular, they excel at taking care of repetitive, boilerplate work for you.
Like we mentioned above, this type of work is the biggest culprit when it comes to how productive you and your team are.
Can’t justify the spend that comes with hiring new staff? Thanks to the lower cost-of-living overseas, virtual staff can be hired for a fraction of the cost of a local employee. In fact, the difference can be by as much as 80% depending on the role!
4) You simply forget to do things or miss deadlines
Sometimes, you just miss things. It’s unfortunate, but it does happen.
For overworked, stressed business owners, this can be an almost daily occurrence.
In addition to adding to your backlog of work, this doesn’t reflect very well on you either! Put yourself in the shoes of your customers, suppliers and partners – would you appreciate tardiness?
Virtual staff can help you meet deadlines – and not just by helping you keep up with your workload.
One increasingly common role we see being filled by virtual staff is that of personal assistant. Many business owners are hiring virtual personal assistants to help them:
- Make notes
- Respond to emails
In addition to dedicated personal assistants, many have taken to expanding their virtual assistant’s role to include PS jobs. In addition to making your life easier, extra responsibilities and skills are great for your VA’s professional development!
Get back in control – hire virtual assistant with VirtualStaff365!
- Stressed out all the time?
- Taking work home?
- Letting work take over your life?
If so, virtual staffing might offer the answer!
That’s where we come in.
VirtualStaff365 specialises in connecting you with the best virtual assistants for your business. We don’t pull from a pool of staff kept on a retainer – every applicant is sourced from scratch to ensure the perfect fit.
We hold your hand for the entire recruitment process. Onboarding, timekeeping, payroll,HR management – we do it all for you, ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Best of all, we do this without unnecessary fees. With us, you’ll pay one flat monthly fee for the duration of your virtual staffing arrangement.
Contact Virtualstaff365 on (03) 8842 4300 and get the best outsourcing solutions service for your business today.