So, when it comes to deciding whether or not to hire a virtual assistant, I often hear people say, ‘I know I need help, I’m just not sure I’m there yet!’
So how do you know when you’re ‘there yet’? When is the right time to make that extra commitment? Why wait?
Well, for me, there are 3 clear signs that you are ready to make that investment.
1 – You’ve lost the focus, passion and/or purpose that you had when you first set up your business.
Do you remember those days, when everything seemed scary but exciting? You were so desperate to make it all a success, you woke up every morning raring to get going. You enjoyed the journey!
If you’ve lost that feeling, it is normally due to overwhelmingly poor processes or a lack of organisation. It can’t be that your business is failing right, because the money is still coming in, but it just doesn’t ‘feel right’. Or maybe you are just starting out and haven’t really got into the flow of it.
Whether you are just starting out, or you’re ready to take the next step to grow your business, having a Virtual Assistant can help you to create some direction, hold you accountable to what you say you want to achieve and make some sense of the ideas, processes and ‘mental vomit’ going on in your head.
2 – You are spending more time IN your business rather than ON your business.
As a business owner it is so easy to fall into the habit of doing everything yourself, wearing all the hats as it were. You genuinely believe it is just quicker and easier to do it yourself, but how great would it be to spend an extra 10 minutes on a task, showing someone else, while in the back of your mind, knowing that you will never have to spend your time doing that task again?
I was recently witness to a fantastic video by Business Systems Analyst, Kerryn Hewson, that really nailed it – As a Business Owner there are only two things you NEED to focus on – Creative Strategy, what you want your business to look like, being the face of your brand – and Marketing Strategy, where you want your business to go. Everything else can be delegated and outsourced, unless you specifically LOVE doing it.
3 – You have reached a cap in your business that means your time and income is maxed out.
In order to grow your business and ultimately your income, you need to grow your team and start to let go of those time-consuming tasks that actually don’t generate income.
So if any of these signs feel familiar to you, maybe it’s time to get in touch and see how KCurryVA can be of assistance…