I get Google Alert daily which lets me know about new articles being published on the topic of Virtual Assistants.
How refreshing it was to see today a new article that is clear about how to use a VA and is factual in the information.
I particularly liked this paragraph which gave practical advice about affording a VA:
Can I Afford It?
The first thing to consider is whether or not you can afford to hire a virtual assistant. I’m actually starting to believe the advice given to me many years ago: you can’t afford not to hire one. As small business owners, we simply have too much to get done each day, and we’re very prone to overworking and not taking enough time for other aspects of our lives, especially taking time for ourselves.
On top of that, if you charge $100 per hour, as an example, and are doing tasks that can be outsourced for $25, you’re not really making the best use of your time. A good rule of thumb mentioned in a previous WWD post suggests using half your hourly rate as a guide, so if you charge $100 per hour, outsource tasks that can be done for $50 or less.
Read the rest here…