Thinking about hiring the services of a virtual assistant (VA) who can handle some of your business processes?
Nowadays, an extra pair of hands is considered a must-have. There are so many other things you can spend your time on- growing your business and customer base are just a few examples.
And while it’s true that a VA can free you up for more important matters, just how much time will you need to hire them per month?
Our recommendation is 20 hours to start with.
How did we arrive at this number, you ask?
Magic crystal ball aside, here’s why we think hiring a VA to work 20 hours each month is an excellent starting point for you.
Stuck on Repeat?
Being a one-man company can feel empowering and exciting at the same time.
You typically power through a week moving the business along a pre-set track. You schedule meetings, work on your website and post on social media, then when there’s extra time you network with professionals and come up with additional content for next week.
After a while, these tasks become tedious and repetitive, and you realize that you’re unable to move forward.
You’ll quickly find that the hours in a day aren’t enough when you’re going at it alone.
Running a business takes time and effort, but with the help of a VA you can gain precious hours doing what you really want, whether it’s spending time with your family or expanding your brand to reach more audiences.
A 20-hour minimum should be sufficient to ensure you’re not stuck in the grind and have more available time for more important things.
Yep, you can finally feel like a boss and have a partner or team member handle the grind for you.
20 Hours of Virtual Assistant Support at Minimum
Virtual assistants are flexible enough that they can work a number of hours per week while offering the stability of a full-time employee. You get the most out of every hour of every day your VA works, without taking up additional office space, equipment and other associated costs.
At the onset, a trained virtual assistant can handle many business processes. VA skills range from general admin tasks to data entry, CRM management, lead generation and conversion, website management, customer support, social media content and whatnot.
Not only will a 20-hour VA service allow your assistant to get a grasp of what your business does, but they’ll also develop into a more capable team member and become more efficient in handling your tasks faster.
The best virtual assistants are those that can learn fast and multitask, and respond as quickly as possible. They can also be trained to do specific industry and business processes, depending on what you need. If you can do it, they probably can, too!
In a competitive world you must do all you can to grow your business.
VA’s are a necessity if your goal is to build your product and brand and scale it tenfold.
If hiring an assistant to work an hour each day doesn’t make much of a dent in terms of growth and impact, then you may need to increase the number of hours to 50 or a hundred, and delegate more.
A VA working 20+ hours per week may seem like too much. After all, it’s the equivalent of working a part-time job, but you’d be surprised at how much they can accomplish within that timeframe.
The investment you make in virtual assistant support pays off in the end- he or she will learn more about your business, which in turn fosters familiarity and trust as time goes on. VA’s are real people with real income needs, so they’ll give their best to keep that trust, maintain a good reputation, rating and earn referrals. Less time training means more time doing what needs to be done and forging on ahead.
Familiarity turns into shared enthusiasm, and shared enthusiasm makes your business grow at an exponential rate. It’s a win-win situation!
Check out our virtual assistant service rates and get a highly qualified VA to work for you ASAP.