Don't wait until it all becomes too much before you entertain the concept of outsourcing. There are specialist Virtual Assistants ready and waiting to help you. The industry in Australia has exploded since COVID, as the once foreign concept of working remotely has become a reality. Working with a VA is a flexible and cost-effective option for small business owners as you can scale as required, and you are not responsible for an employee and the associated costs over and above wages. Let's look at some key indicators that you've reached a point in your business journey where a Virtual Assistant should be considered.
- Overwhelmed, losing sleep & can't keep on top of everything - If it all feels too hard, you are constantly stressed, and your life as a whole is suffering - you need help.
- Have more work than hours in the day, and your To-Do List is out of control - If you can't keep on top of your work, are working heaps of hours, your clients are unhappy, and your business is suffering – you need help.
- Spending valuable time on non-income producing administration tasks - Your business is not growing because you are spending too much time working IN your business instead of ON it – you need help.
- Feel guilty that admin tasks are eating up family time - If you constantly feel guilty that your business is taking priority over your family and friends – you need help.
The saying "we work to live, notlive to work" comes to mind.
While your business may be your passion, if it ceases to bring you joy, then something’s got to give. I'm not saying taking on a VA will be easy. If you are not truly invested and open to change, then odds are it won't work. Remember – you don't have to do it all.
Guest Author: Debbie Mynett www.candovasolutions.com.au