Updated: May 4, 2021
Running a business is a full-time job – I know you know that! And sometimes it feels like all the background stuff: website updates, photography, copywriting, blog writing, social media, marketing is eclipsing everything you love about your business.
And this is totally not what you signed up for, am I right?
You started a business because you wanted to connect with your community, you wanted to help people, and you wanted to make the world a more beautiful place. Not because you wanted to stay up late every night designing email newsletters.
Every successful business gets to the point where it's hard to keep up with the growth. After all, there’s only so much we can do on our own.
✦If you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or frustrated, then a virtual assistant is for you.
✦If you feel like you have everything in hand (and you have a little bit of a problem delegating), then maybe you could just use a virtual assistant on occasion for specific projects to lighten your load.
✦Or maybe there’s a certain aspect of your business you hate - I mean LOATHE to your core. A virtual assistant could be brought on to take care of that for you. Poof! No more worries.
Now I'm going to be honest here:
If your business isn’t making enough money to cover the costs, if having a VA wouldn’t help you run your business more effectively, or if you absolutely refuse to delegate, then having a VA may not be for you.
But for the most part, a virtual assistant can be whatever you want them to be. If you struggle with all things tech-related, you definitely need a VA to keep up with the online world. And with a good VA, you can customize their job based on what you need.
They can be like a little fairy that whisks through once a month to take some of your worries away or a full-fledged right hand that frees up as much of your time as possible. Whatever you wish.