Are you ready to outsource?
Sarah runs an online eCommerce website and has started to use a local co-working space while her kids are at school. One of her biggest frustrations is feeling like she is going around in circles trying to get it all done.
This is where outsourcing is a great option because it allows you get more done and to keep your flexibility of being able to work from anywhere.
But how do you know if you are ready to outsource and hire a virtual assistant?
4 signs you are ready to outsource to a virtual assistant:
Your business is making enough money
Ensure your business has enough money coming in to pay for a virtual assistant. New clients often hire a VA for a few hours each week until there is more money coming in.
You are ready to let go
For a successful outsourcing relationship to form, you need to be ready to let go, because you will need to give your VA autonomy over the tasks.
You have systems in place
Having systems in place will allow your virtual assistant to start smoothly and quickly. These systems and policies will ensure they know exactly how you want the task performed and what’s expected from them.
You understand what a VA can do (or can’t do)
While having a virtual assistant will help you get more done, it’s important to understand that you will still need to provide direction, answer questions and troubleshoot situations as required.
I know outsourcing can seem impossible and overwhelming to start with but once you take that first step, it’s not that scary. Not only you will get more done, you get a trusted business partner who is there for you.
Our business experience can help you take your business to that next level.
What if you have staff?
Outsourcing may not be something which springs to mind when you operate a business with fixed premises and employees. But there are plenty of advantages for you and your staff.
How To Outsource Work While Employing Staff
Meet Frank, he has 4 full time employees. While they are a valuable asset, his is aware they are starting to struggle to keep up with the work that needs to be. Frank is keen to keep his costs from going up so is looking at outsourcing to a remote support team.
He has a lot of one off jobs and new projects which he wants to take off his staff so they can focus on their normal duties which can’t be outsourced.
If it is not central to introducing income or giving you a competitive edge, it is ideal to outsource. This includes work such as data entry, mail outs, ordering supplies, bookkeeping and social media management.
Ready to outsource?
Email me firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a quote.