Top Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

Louise Attenborough, Chocolate Collective

If getting more organised and creating more time for yourself is increasingly becoming a priority, then outsourcing to a support professional is one way to ensure you actually make it happen.  Need convincing?  Here’s our lowdown of brilliant reasons to delegate:

1. It’s often cheaper than you doing the task yourself. Consider how much you could earn per hour and therefore how much you have missed out on by spending 3 hours trying to figure out mail merge!

2. The virtual model means that no provision of equipment, furniture or even space needs to be found

3. You only pay for the hours you need, so there’s no distracting panic trying to find work for a full-time employee, plus you have none of the PAYE headaches or commitments to deal with

4. You could actually tick off some of those tasks that have been hanging around the bottom of your to do list and taunting you each day with their in-completion

5. Your newly acquired time could mean you stick to your more inspiring tasks; a new hobby, resurrecting a passion or preparing for a big goal

6. You can spend more time doing the work you love

7. Imagine realising a work life balance which so many talk about but which you’ve yet to discover

8. It could present the opportunity for you to focus on the growth of your business and evaluate which direction it’s headed

9. It should give you the ability to take on more clients and, stop press, actually invest some quality time with the ones you already have

10. You might actually do your health some good, reducing some of the stress and worry that comes with running your own business and knowing that you’re on top of it all (or not!)

11. For many, delegating some of the more mundane or dreaded tasks, reignites a passion that has been missing from their business for a long time

12. Networking is such a crucial part of business development and yet, it is often the first thing that drops off the agenda when we’re faced with too much. With more time, you could start to participate in groups again, contribute to LinkedIn and meaningfully follow up potential leads

13. With a bit of re-organisation you might actually start to find stuff

14. You could finally finish your website or figure out what you’re doing on social media

15. Productivity breeds. Ever noticed that if you tick off a significant task in the morning, you remain productive for the rest of the day?  Well imagine if all the tasks that make you sluggish suddenly start to disappear?  You could be on fire!

16. You could even get some of your evenings and weekends back!

Point is, if you don’t want to do it, don’t know where to start doing it or simply don’t have enough hours in the day to do it, get in touch and let’s see if we can help you get your buzz back!