Your business is growing, you’re taking on more clients and the responsibility that goes with it – and you’re swamped. There’s no question, you need help.
But, you’re so busy, you don’t have time to think about interviewing or training someone new.
Luckily, there are ways to build your team without spending too much time away from your business. The key is to find qualified people who work independently and already know about your industry – and what needs to be done.
Ask many of the successful entrepreneurs you know and they’ll tell you. They’ve hired outsourced independent contractors for jobs like a VA (virtual assistant), social media manager, graphic designer, web master, editor, email marketer or PR specialist.
These professionals are business owners themselves and can help you become more productive by taking tasks off your plate so you can your spend time doing what you do best – and earning the most.
About 5 years ago, I hired Lisa, who is my right and left hand. Even though she works virtually and lives in New Mexico, I trust her to always look out for me and remind me of everything I forget. And sometimes, that’s a lot!
If you’re looking for a virtual assistant to help with your business so you can concentrate on your brilliance, read these articles…
In How To Choose A Virtual Assistant, Karyn Greenstreet shares her journey in moving away from a personal assistant and hiring a Virtual Assistant who lives 2,500 miles away. Her valuable insights and excellent tips are noteworthy. Remember, there’s a learning curve involved. They’re not you (that’s why you hired them) and they’re not always in your time zone!
If you aren’t sure what types of tasks a Virtual Assistant can do for you and your business, Entrepreneur Magazine provides a list of 10 Tasks To Outsource To A Virtual Assistant. I am eternally grateful to my first VA who got my daughter out of New Orleans in her freshman year during the scare after Katrina. She kept close contact and guided Lauren off campus and to the airport – with an overnight in Chicago – and calmed me too, along the way.
Before you start the search for your own virtual assistant, check out this article ‘When is a Virtual Assistant not a Virtual Assistant…?!’ by guest blogger Michelle Dale. She explains the virtual part in virtual assistant – just so we’re all on the same page – and part of the world.
Ready to be less stressed and more productive?
I thought so. Think about a VA.