Do the responsibilities of your expanding business have you feeling overwhelmed?

Is your to-do list growing quicker than you can finish it?

It might be time to think about hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA).

As your business grows, so does your task list. However, due to the related expenditures and commitments, employing a full-time employee may not always be the right answer. This is where the services of a Virtual Assistant may come in handy. You may outsource to a VA service without the long-term commitment of hiring a full-time staff member.

Here are the signs it may be time to consider a Virtual assistant:

  • If you are feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to keep up with your workload,
  • If you are struggling to achieve work-life balance,
  • If your business development is stagnating despite your efforts,
  • If you find yourself doing tasks that someone else could accomplish, instead of focusing on what matters most.

What can a VA help you with?

A Virtual Assistant service can tackle a range of tasks, including:

  • Inbox and email management
  • Calendar and diary management
  • Research
  • Travel planning and booking
  • Social Media Management / Content Creation / Training / Account Audit
  • Visuals Design (Canva)
  • Email campaigns and content creation
  • Blogging
  • Website updates / content administration
  • Sales pages / lead magnets / sales funnels / automations
  • Online course creation / launch / promotion
  • Project management

How to choose a VA?

Here are a few pointers to help you choose the right VA for your business:

Think about what you need help with and find a VA that has that kind of experience (e.g. if you need help with social media creation, make sure you search for VAs who specifically offer this service).

Perform extensive research on possible VA service providers. Examine their experience and professional background, client testimonials, how long they have been in business, etc… This information will assist you in making an informed choice about which option is best for your business.

Before finalising your decision, interview potential candidates or set up trial projects. This will help you find out if they are the right fit for your business and if they possess the necessary skills.

The cost of employing a Virtual Assistant varies according to factors such as specialisation. Rates for UK VAs can range from £25 to £40+ for specialised services. However, please note that many VAs offer discounted fees for monthly packages, making hiring in bulk more cost-effective.

Selecting the best Virtual Assistant service necessitates careful evaluation of your goals, budget, and desired work style. By following this approach, you will be on your way to collaborating with a qualified Virtual Assistant who will free up your time, so you can focus on what really matters and achieve your business goals.

As a business owner, I understand the challenges of running a business: so many hats to wear and not enough time in the day to do it all! I know, from experience, that delegating is one of the hardest steps to take, as a business owner. I am here when you are ready to take the plunge. Book a discovery call with me.