Are you ready to hire a virtual assistant?
Why asking “are you ready?” is important
The question “Are you ready to hire a VA?” may seem a bit odd. After all, aren’t we here to convince you that you’re always ready? Just hire one! we should be saying.
However, it’s not that simple. We don’t want you to waste your time and money if it won’t help you. Therefore, we’ve decided to prepare this post to help you see if it’s time to hire a VA. It consists of simple questions you can ask yourself and check.
Without further ado, let’s go!
Do you feel overwhelmed?
This is perhaps one of the primary questions to ask yourself. It’s the main reason why people hire VAs. It only makes sense, after all. If you’ve too much work on your hands, you want to delegate some of it.
Check in with how you feel. Do you often experience stress? Do you crave more free time? Look for signs of fatigue and being fed up with have so much to do. If the answer to this question is yes, then maybe yes is also the answer to Are you ready?.
Can you afford it?
This may seem obvious, but it’s important to consider. Just because you want or need something doesn’t mean you can afford it. Especially if you’re a fresh and struggling startup, VAs can sometimes be expensive, not to mention the fact that you sometimes don’t even get your money’s worth in services!
Similarly, try and find affordable health. Not all VAs are terribly expensive. In fact, we pride ourselves on providing you with quality service while not overcharging for it. Check in with your situation and don’t be afraid to explore options.
Is your business remote-friendly?
VAs are remote workers. If your business is office-based and does not allow for remote work, they’re useless. Luckily, in recent times working remotely has become increasingly common. Odds are that, in some way, you can accommodate them.
Are you ready for remote work? You can make yourself ready. Even if your business is an ancient relic, you can optimise your workspace to accommodate remote workers. If nothing else, this can be a wake-up call to enter into the electronic age!
Do you find your business understaffed?
Think carefully about whether you need to hire a VA at all. Even if you’re overwhelmed with work, you might have an employee who can take care of what you need. There’s no need to bring in further expenses.
However, the reverse is also true. If you notice that you just don’t have enough manpower to take care of everything or that you’re overworking your employees, the wisest course of action would be to hire a VA. Give yourself and your team a bit of a break, huh?
Can you trust another company to help you?
Your level of trust plays a key role here. It’ll do you little good to try and delegate your work if you won’t trust the people you delegate your work to. One of our previous posts deals with this.
The antidote to a lack of trust is learning the right approach to delegation. Also, you have to realize that letting go of control to a certain degree is essential to letting go of stress as well. Sometimes, you need to take that leap of faith.
So, are you ready to hire a VA? Hopefully, you were able to answer that question for yourself. We can’t answer for you, but we’ve done our best to help. And, if the answer is a yes or even a maybe, then you should definitely get in touch with us to find the VA of your dreams (for an affordable price, too)!