This is a question that many small business owners and entrepreneurs ask themselves on a daily basis. Today, we will talk about some of the qualifying answers that would make the question, do you need a virtual assistant with an affirmative answer. But to start with so many people still ask me what a virtual assistant is when I’m at networking events or other functions. Here is an excellent answer from Virtual Assistant Networking Association.
What is a VA?
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a highly-trained independent entrepreneur who provides a
myriad of business support services virtually via phone, fax and internet based
technology to support and meet the growing needs of businesses worldwide.
Partnering with a VA reduces stress, protects cash flow, eliminates administrative
hassles, and enables business people to find the success they originally set out to
achieve. A VA is your right hand person helping you to succeed in your business. The irony is you may never meet your VA as odds are they live nowhere near you!
To Busy With Office Procedure Jobs
So, now we know what a VA is do you need one? The answer is it depends. As a business owner your most important job is to market your business. If you don’t market your business then it will never grow. Are you spending too much time behind the computer putting together emails, sending out newsletters or other office procedure jobs? Then it might be time to hire a virtual assistant.
Social Media Issues
Do you have a social media presence? Are you active on it or do you spend to much time on it? Social media is here to stay with Facebook one of the biggest online presence and many other sites coming right behind it. You have to have a presence on it for your business. Unfortunately, it can suck your time and not leave you with the time you need to grow your business and meet customers. Hiring a VA is one of the easiest ways to make sure you are connected to social media but not letting it control you.
One thing about the technical world is that the issues it brings with your business. Learning and keeping up with all of the different technologies can take up all your time. You can’t keep up with everything and also run your business. Well, you can but plan on having no social life. It is usually wiser to use your talents in your area and let a virtual assistant help with the technology that you don’t have time to learn.
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Above are just three reasons why you should hire a virtual assistant. If you would like to join me this Wednesday, March 13th at 2 pm EST I am being interviewed about 5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing in Your Business. Click here for the sign up page to the free interview.