In today’s fast-paced, multitasking, everything has to be done “yesterday” world, numerous entrepreneurs and businesspeople have at least considered using a virtual assistant service or hiring a virtual assistant (aka VA). However, whether it’s due to just always being in a crunch for time, financial concerns, or because they’re not exactly sure what they’d use virtual assistant services for, many have still not taken the leap.
No matter your reasoning, if you’re experiencing any of the below, it’s a good sign that you need virtual assistant services.
1. You Need Access to Skills You Don’t Have
One of the quickest factors that indicates you should call a virtual assistant service is that your current business needs require skills that you just don’t have. Whether that is project management, underwriting, or skilled tax preparation, a virtual assistant can be the key to the skills you need today, without having to spend the time, money, and energy to gain the skills yourself or hiring a full-time employee.
2. You Wish You Had a Clone of Yourself
Feel like there needs to be two of you or a lot more hours in the day just to get done what really needs to be done on a daily basis? That’s a really good sign that it may be time to partner with virtual assistant services. If you’re constantly putting things off or pushing them to the bottom of your to-do list simply because you don’t have enough time to complete it all, you definitely should consider a VA.
3. You’re Wasting Time on Small Jobs
If you’re having to spend a good portion of your day on all-important but time-devouring administrative duties such as invoicing, billing, e-mailing, booking, etc, partnering with a virtual assistant service can take those admin tasks off of your plate and free you up to do the stuff that makes you money. Like, actually running your business.
4. No Time for Downtime
If you’re overdue for a vacation yet you’re reluctant to take one because you “just don’t have time,” it’s probably past time for you to bring on a VA. Sure, your business is important, but so are you and lack of downtime can be detrimental to both.
5. Hectic Describes Your Day, Every Day
If your work days are filled with missing meetings, overlooking deadlines, or just not getting everything done that needs to be, it’s time to call a virtual assistant service.
6. Business is Ready to Scale
When business is ready to scale, one of the main commodities you need on hand is people you can depend on. A virtual assistant is basically an extension of you and with the right one, scaling becomes just another goal you’ve achieved in style.
7. You Avoid the Details
Finally, if you’ve got great vision for the company but you avoid or get bogged down in the finer details, having a VA on-hand will give you the foundational support you so desperately need.
Interesting related article: “What is a Digital Assistant?”