20 Reasons for Hiring a Virtual Assistant

  1. There are not enough hours in the day to do all you need to do.

  2. Every tiny task is taking longer than you would expect.

  3. You don’t seem to be able to clear your head for the important tasks.

  4. You have to put clients off as you have no space to see them.

  5. You are seeing less and less of your family.

  6. It’s been several years since you took a proper break.

  7. Your family are pressuring you to have a holiday with them.

  8. Your business is doing really well, and yet you cannot leave it for more than a day.

  9. You are paying for a gym membership but have no time to go.

  10. You have forgotten what the golf course looks like.

  11. Worse than that, you have a job to remember what your wife/girlfriend/significant other looks like.

  12. You forgot an important birthday/anniversary recently; this did not go down well.

  13. You sometimes wish you hadn’t been so successful, you managed well when your business was smaller.

  14. You‘d like to delegate some of the less important tasks, but there is no one to delegate to.

  15. You used to feel passionate about your job, and now it is weighing you down.

  16. You have a constant headache, or aching between your shoulder blades.

  17. You want to return to how you felt when you were riding high and managing all the jobs.

  18. You want someone to do some of the donkey work.

  19. You would like to spend more time with you family and friends.

  20. You want someone to carry some of the load and lift the pressure.

This is just a small example of how your success may have impacted on you, your family, and possibly your physical health and/or psychological health.  If you want to stay top of your game, to maintain maximum creativity, to enjoy a healthy balance of work and play you need go no further.

A Virtual Assistant can take care of all those tedious, menial, routine yet important tasks whilst you meet with clients and grow your business.   A VA can deal with your emails, make appointments, remember birthdays (you’ll need to pass that info on first, they’re not mind readers) and anniversaries.  A VA can free up time for you to spend with your family and friends.

You’re good at what you do, so maximise your expertise and stop bogging yourself down with what you’re not good at.

If you’re interested in seeing how a virtual assistant can help you check out my post Save Your Time and Money by Outsourcing.

Contact me for an information pack, check out my testimonials and see how I can help you.  Don’t put it off, this will make a big difference in a short space of time and will cost you less than a good meal out with a client.

Update: Check out my new eBook ‘3 Key Benefits of Using a Virtual Assistant’

Save Your Time and Money by Outsourcing!

Hello, perhaps you’ve come here hoping to find out how I can help you as a Virtual Assistant.  If so, welcome and I hope that this blog will give you some useful ideas.

Several years ago now I was given a piece of advice which I have never forgotten.  It was this:

“Don’t waste your valuable time working on things that aren’t earning you money.  If you can pay someone £10 an hour to work on the small things, this will free you up to earn £30-50 per hour focusing on what you’re good at”.   Sadly, I am unable to recall where the advice came from.  Nowadays there is a wealth of information about “Outsourcing” online:

If you can’t delegate, see if you can outsource. With the Internet, we can connect with people from all over the world. I’ve outsourced many things, from small tasks to checking email to legal work to design and editing work and more. That allows me to focus on the things I’m best at, the things I love doing, and saves me a lot of time. “ Reclaim Your Time: 20 Great Ways to Find More Free Time

“According to a recent report from analyst firm Nelson Hall, the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market is poised to hit $450 billion by 2012 as companies continue to turn to outsourcing as a strategic move to maintain profits and thrive amid economic recovery. Outsourcing has been established as a typical practice for large companies, but there are also tremendous benefits for startup organizations as well.”  Focus on What You Do Best: Top 3 Business Processes to Outsource

So, here I am, a Virtual Assistant, I can do many of those menial, time consuming,  and non revenue producing tasks for you, whilst you move forward realising your dreams and making more money per hour than you pay me.  For instance, if you can earn £100 per hour speaking at an event, or conference, why not pay me to do some of the leg work for this and give you more time to do what you do well.  An hour of my time frees you up to earn another £100 and reduces your work load.

I am a great administrator and organiser; I am passionate about what I do, just as you probably are about what you do.   If you are successful I am pretty sure that getting things right is at the top of your list.  Well, that’s good, because getting things right is at the top of my list too.  If we collaborate and work as a team then you will have time to become more successful, or if you prefer, have more free time to spend with your loved ones.

There are many other ways that I can save you money.  These are the most obvious ones.   You won’t need to pay me if I am sick, you won’t need to pay me whilst I am on holiday, you won’t need to make pension contributions or national insurance contributions for me.  I can be working for you as a VA, but you have none of the overheads you’d have if I was your PA and working in your place of work.  Hey, you don’t even have to supply me with my PC, a desk, chair, and safe working environment or provide me somewhere to make myself a drink.  Less obvious advantages are, I won’t be late for work due to public transport problems, road works, the wrong leaves on the line, or heavy snow.

“More small businesses are outsourcing tasks these days because technology has advanced to the point of professionals being able to work from anywhere in the world, coupled with the availability and accessibility of extremely qualified professionals who have decided or been forced to leave the corporate world, [such as] virtual executive assistants, marketing directors, graphic designers, transcriptionists, paralegals, web designers, HR consultants, bookkeepers, PR directors, IT specialists, and the list goes on,” Sparks says. “These freelancers come on board as subcontractors and save the small business owner the burden of paying overhead associated with payroll taxes and expenses such as health insurance and worker’s compensation, as well as the space constrictions that growing a company in-house can present.”  How to Build a Better Business with Outsourcing

I hope that you’ve found some useful information here.  If there is anything you want to know more about or if I haven’t covered things you’d like to know, please don’t hesitate to contact me and ask me questions or leave a comment on this blog.