- Do you find yourself with too much work at the end of the day and not enough hours?
- Do you get frustrated because you always have admin stuff to be done but can’t charge that out to any client in particular?
- Do you find yourself wishing you knew how to use certain software programs or understanding online processes better?
- Do you simply just find yourself in overwhelm mode and wish you could get it together like everyone else you’ve met seems to have done?
If you answer ‘yes’ to one or more of the questions above, then perhaps it’s time to entertain the thought of engaging a Virtual Assistant (VA). Actually, more than entertain the thought, it’s time to get the process started.
A Virtual Assistant is a business owner/operator, just like you, and their specialty is looking after the admin for people like you. Most have come from a secretarial or administrative background and have the skills and experience to look after your admin needs. Some specialise in transcription work, some bookkeeping, some telephone answering and there are a number of other services that have birthed from later technologies and the internet, such as social media support, web and blog support, broadcast emails, database management and so on. I guess you have the picture now.
But how do you find a VA? There are millions of sites on the web and it’s sometimes hard to know where to go or how to search, especially if you don’t know someone else already using a VA. This is where the VA Networks are very useful. You can be sure they have a set of criteria for their membership and you can post a request for work to be done via the websites, or simply contact any of the VAs listed on the sites through doing searches on what your needs are. There is no cost in searching for a VA who can assist you, and each VA will have their own set of rates. This is because their experiences will vary considerably as will their cost of living and where they live. So you can certainly shop around to get a good price, but at the same time ensuring that you are getting someone who is efficient and very good at what they do.
What will a VA cost you? Depends on what you want done. But I can guarantee that the time you then free up for yourself, you can spend doing on things that earn you income which will more than offset the VA’s fees and help you get ahead with your business. What might take you 3-4 hours to do, will often take a VA only an hour or two. They are much more time and cost efficient doing that work, than it would be for you doing it.
If you’ve only vaguely heard this term before, or perhaps never heard of it, I encourage you to Google ‘Virtual Assistant’ (in quotes) so you can see just how many sites come up. There will be a lot of them!
If the thought of that overwhelms you, then simply click here, to be led to a VA Network and place your first request for assistance. I assure you, you will be glad you took that step!