You’re FIRED! Sounds harsh right? The reality is, it is something that every entrepreneur and small business should consider. You are either in one of two places. One you are the C.E.O. of your business. Sounds normal, it is normal. But, it is completely WRONG. In this case what I mean by C.E.O. the Chief Everything Officer. You’re the administrative assistant, marketing director, social media manager, accounts payable, accounts receivable AND receptionist. And this is all on top of your actual job title. You are overwhelmed and underproductive, working late nights and early mornings all for the sake of your business. Alternatively, you realized that you can’t do it all on your own (good for you) so you hired some help. Now you have a new set of tasks (and issues) including payroll, insurance, time off and more taxes. Both of these seemed like a the best solution at the time because you forgot about the 3rd and most sensible solution. Hire a virtual assistant. Here are 5 reasons to fire yourself and your employees and alternatively, hire Virtual Assistants:
- You can’t do it all. As business owners we think we can conquer the world or atleast our business. We can do it all ourselves because nobody is going to do it like you. After all no one knows how to take care of your baby better than you. This mentality will leave you burned out and inevitably something is going to fall through the cracks. Some area of your business is going to suffer. Because, the reality is no one can do everything all on their own. We all need some help.
No overhead expenses. Virtual assistants are remote. They have their own home offices their own equipment and therefore there’s no overhead for you. You don’t need to provide office space, computers common office supplies, it cetera. Your virtual assistant has everything they need to complete the task for you.
You only pay for the services you need. Business owners with employees have to make payroll regardless whether they’re in a slow season or assistance is needed. Hiring a Virtual assistant means you only pay for what you need when you need them. You can purchase a block of hours or pay for a specific project to be completed.
You are not the expert. Virtual assistants often specialize in specific industries such as social media, web design, marketing and more. While it may be possible for you to do these things on your own, or muddle through figuring them out; a virtual assistant can complete the job more efficiently and oftentimes with better quality then the business owner trying to do it themselves to save a few dollars.
There’s no need for benefits. VA’s cover their own expenses as well as overhead there are no payroll taxes, vacation time payroll, health insurance benefits, etc. When you look at the big picture whether you are a solopreneur or a small business with employees; hiring a virtual assistant saves time and money.
If you’re ready to fire yourself and increase your productivity, contact us and get the guide to hiring the right VA for your business here.