> You want to start or grow your newsletter list, but don’t know where to start.
> You want to create processes and document them for your business, but are barely juggling the day-to-day.
> Your blog is not seen by enough–or the right–people, and you can’t spend one more second on promotion.
> You are ready to grow your business but don’t seem how that is possible with all you have going on.
If so, you could definitely benefit from the support of a Virtual Assistant (business support goes by many names, but for the purpose of this article we will stick with VA). “How can a VA help me,” you ask? Support professionals range in caliber and speciality, so instead of listing all the specific tasks a VA can handle, I’ll share with you a few key ways we can step into your business from an overview perspective.
Simply put, a Virtual Assistant will put more time on your clock and more money in your wallet by:
Depending on the abilities of the virtual assistant, we can act as either a big picture manager, the detailed technician of your business, or both!
Some VA’s naturally gravitate toward the strategic, bigger picture, oversight work of support. Others are more in tune to the tactical, detailed work that all businesses need.
Then there are Virtual Assistants, like me, who are able to operate from both levels depending on the needs of your business. I act as a Business & Project Manager by keeping a watchful eye on the overarching goals and strategy, and then get into the detail of the tasks to reach those goals.
While you can talk to your network group, or your business coach about what’s going on in your business – and you need those outlets – they’re not always in the right position to help you with an issue related to your specific business. When you have a Virtual Assistant at your side, you can brainstorm or problem solve with someone intimately acquainted with the ins and outs of your business because we invest in our clients.
I love helping my clients succeed. It is so rewarding to be apart of helping an idea come to life, grow, and turn into a bona fide product or service that fulfills their need to aid their clients.
Also, VA’s are business owners, so when your business grows, our business grows too, both through experience and in referrals. That creates a mutually beneficial relationship, and not just a transactional relationship. This equals investment in you and your success.
“The most successful people delegate.” This quote sums up the mindset an entrepreneur must come to in order to move his or her business beyond the ground level.
You simply cannot do it all in your business—it’s impossible. Sure you may start out doing A LOT, but every business owner needs a team of a few people who are invested in your success, such as a business coach, an accountant, a lawyer, a web designer/developer, and a Virtual Assistant or Business Manager.
To allow others to help you succeed involves a deliberate shift in thinking. Entrepreneurs tend to rationalize that they can do it all themselves. Making it a top priority to delegate work to a well-qualified Virtual Assistant as soon as you possibly can will ultimately save you time and money. Once you have a VA in place, we can help you find and vet those other team members too.
You’ve heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The same applies to a Virtual Assistant. It’s not important that your VA can personally do everything for you – that’s impossible. What is important? We know how to get it all done with our big list of resources and contacts.
This is an important qualifier when looking for a Virtual Assistant. If you’re looking to build your team, then make sure your Virtual Assistant also has the mindset that it’s important to delegate, and that they have the resources to do so to keep elevating your business.
For instance, I have a “Team Resource List,” which is a catalog of professionals whom I’ve pre-qualified to ensure they’re someone I feel great about referring to a client.
If your business is starting to ramp up to the point you can no longer juggle everything it takes to run a successful business, a Virtual Assistant is in the perfect position to help you grow. If you want more details, contact me to set up a time for a quick chat. I’m always happy to help!