No matter what kind of business you have, you need a team to take your venture to the next level. There are many reasons why other entrepreneurs hire a freelance VA, and they can be different for everyone but here a few of the signs that will tell you when it is time to hire a VA.
As a business owner, the everyday runnings of everything can start to get on top of you and actually hinder your ability to make your business work. When you’re not putting those ticks in your to-do list or losing out on sales due to background operations it’s really time that you consider hiring a VA that can help take that workload off your shoulders.
You can’t do a certain task
We aren’t experts in every single field and that’s ok. You might be great at flower arranging or bake a mean cake, but when it comes to sales funnels and social media engagement you just don’t know where to start. There are so many VA’s out there with a range of different skills and expertise behind them. If you can’t do a certain essential task, that’s when you should be looking at hiring a VA.
You just hate doing a task
We got into business generally because it’s something that we love to do and are passionate about, but there is always one or two tasks that are just the bain of your working day. Believe it or not, there will be somebody out there that loves to do that task. Whether it’s bookkeeping, creating new content or email management there is a VA for you.
Money makes the world go round, and sometimes there just isn’t enough of it to stretch to employing a dedicated employee. With a VA you can save money on things like an on-going wage, training someone new and you only have to pay for productive hours. One thing I will say is though, you get what you pay for. There is a huge range in the pricing for VA’s and they differ because of the level of expertise they can bring with them, so make sure you do some research before you hire the cheapest VA you can find. It could end up costing you money in the long run.
Whether you have a physical brick & mortar shop or your business is solely online, lead-generation is the aim of the game. It can take a lot of energy and time to keep on top of and create new leads though. A VA can come in and help you cultivate interest through social media, create sales funnels, engage with your followers and just free up some time for you to concentrate on the actual money-making part of your day.
No matter what your reason is for bringing in a VA into your team, make sure you do your research and pick someone that is just as passionate about making your business vision work as you are. When you find the right person that fits into your team, there will be no stopping you!