Are you incredibly busy at work? In an ideal world you’d just clone yourself. That way, you can do multiple things and be in multiple places at the same time. Who better to run every aspect of your business than you, right?
Unfortunately, technology isn’t that far advanced, nor will it ever be. So, what’s the solution? Passing some of your day to day business tasks to someone else – like a virtual assistant – would lighten the load. But when is the right time to consider this option? Here are 3 tell-tale signs that you need help.
1. Backlogged by admin?
Is your phone constantly ringing? Can’t finish your coffee before the next call comes in? Are you wasting precious minutes explaining to double glazing companies that you aren’t interested in new windows?
If you find yourself nodding ferociously at the screen, now might just be the perfect time to hire a virtual assistant.
A virtual assistant can cover mundane tasks that are preventing you from focusing on your businesses. For example, they can answer calls, filter out the time-wasters, and ensure the important calls actually reach you.
2. Struggling with that work / life balance?
If you have your own business, you might have to miss a school nativity or a long-lost cousin’s wedding from time to time. However, missing your own child’s birthday is inexcusable. Why work so hard if you’re not there for the good stuff?
If you’ve missed special days in the past, a virtual assistant is for you. They can keep things ticking over in your absence. So, you can switch off and focus on the good times, knowing that administrative tasks are being taken care of, and you won’t be returning to an overflowing mailbox.
3. Can’t afford the extras that come with a new employee?
Ok, so you’ve realised that you do need an extra hand to keep things more manageable. Hiring in-house help is a great option for some, but not everybody. If your office doesn’t have the space for another lamp, let alone another employee, a virtual assistant might be a better choice.
Not only do virtual assistants operate remotely, they also remove the costs of recruitment fees, high employee wages and excessive paperwork. Virtual assistants are also equipped to work whatever the workload, so you don’t have to worry about the time it would take to hire somebody willing to work only a couple of hours a day.
Can we help?
Have you found yourself screaming YES to the above? Then now is the time to take the next steps and hire a virtual assistant. At Ava we offer a range of virtual assistant services that can help reduce your administration workload, leaving you to focus on what’s important. Get in touch today to discuss a virtual assistant plan that’s perfect for you, and your company.