I see so many articles, comments, blogs, etc on how to use a Virtual Assistant and of the benefits or the challenges. One thing that comes through over and over is that many business owners think that having a Virtual Assistant might be something they cannot afford – nice to have, but on their wishlist. Why do they think this?
Because many are still in the mindset of engaging administrative or secretarial support in the corporate world – full time role, full time pay involved.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
A Virtual Assistant is there to relieve the load of a business owner – not add to it, and that includes financially.
Think about it. How many things do you do in your business that is actually taking you away from what you really need to be doing – earning an income? The reality is if you could delegate the administrative tasks of your business to someone else then you could be spending that time earning more income. And if that means you can only (at this stage) afford to delegate one or two hours a week to a VA for now, then so be it. Chances are a Virtual Assistant can achieve a lot more in the two hours you can afford to pay than you can carry out yourself in probably double the time.
So, now you’re freed up for an extra 4 hours a week (or more), paying a VA to do your tasks for 2 hours a week and you have the potential for earning sufficient extra to pay the VA and have extra for other expenses in your business. Is that sounding a lot more attractive to you now?
While many VAs are looking for that long-term client who would like to have them on board for 10 hours a week or more, the reality is that those long-term clients grow from the small hour or two a week clients who are testing the waters. From little things, big things grow…