Hiring a Virtual Assistant can be a big move for a small business owner. You have realised you need to hire in some help, but you don’t want to do it too early, in case you end up paying for something you’re not ready for. So how can you tell if you are ready to hire a Virtual Assistant?
Here are five signs you are ready to hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) to help you take the next step in your overall business growth.
You are tired of doing it all alone
Working for yourself can be a lonely business. If you are used to working in the company of others or as part of a larger team, you may miss that feeling of being supported by others. When you hire a Virtual Assistant, you are not only starting your own team; you are gaining access to someone who can care as much about your business as you do. Someone who you can share ideas with and get the help and support you need to grow your business.
The business needs an extra pair of hands
Of course, when you hire a Virtual Assistant, you are also getting an extra pair of hands. This enables you to increase your efficiency and productivity, as well as passing over some of the work on your plate. A VA can pick up the slack and do those things you don’t get round to, but they can also help you implement better systems and processes to better support your business.
You are ready to focus on what you do best
One of the key signs you are ready to hire a Virtual Assistant is the need for you to get back to doing what you do best. When you started your business, it was because you were passionate about something. You have something you are good at and people are willing to pay you for. But you cannot do that if you’re focusing on all the elements involved in running your business. You want to free up your time, so you can focus on what you do best – and hiring a VA will help you do that.
There are available funds to hire a Virtual Assistant
This is usually one of the first things a business owner thinks about when it comes to looking to hire in some additional help. But it shouldn’t be the overriding deciding factor. Often you will know you are ready to hire a Virtual Assistant but feel it could be a stretch on your available funds. You may need to make that stretch, to take your business to the next level.
You have a clear idea of what you will outsource
If you are already clear on what you would outsource, if you had the chance, then you are ready to outsource! You don’t have to invest a vast amount when you first hire a Virtual Assistant, you can just start them on a couple of hours a week. But what that will do is show you how much relief you will feel from taking that step, as well as how much a VA can achieve within a short period of time.
As with so many things in business, you need to make that leap of faith and go with what you feel you need, to grow further. New business owners often spend far too long stuck at an invisible ceiling, purely because they are too scared to take that next step and hire a Virtual Assistant to help them out.
If you know you are ready to hire a Virtual Assistant, now is the time to make the decision and take the next step. Why not get in touch and book a call? We can have a chat and see how I can provide you with the help and support you need to break through that ceiling and grow your business further.