As much as you love what you do, running your business can reach a point where tasks become overwhelming. When it begins to feel that way, it probably means one of two things:
1) Your business is growing.
2) You might have an issue with time management.
If you’re in the first group, congratulations. All of your planning and heard work is paying off. It’s time to look for more support. Do it soon before you get into the habit of doing everything yourself. The more time you spend on working IN your business, the less tome you’ll have to work ON your business.
What does this mean? It’s vital you learn to make the distinction.
Working IN your business will eventually slow you down as you invest sweat equity in trying to complete all of the tasks required to maintain and keep your business afloat. Working ON your business refers to the effort you’ll invest in moving your business forward as it evolves and generating income.
If you’re in the second group and time management is not your greatest strength, that’s not such a good thing. Unless you learn how to manage your time you won’t invest it wisely, which could hamper your growth and ultimately your income.
Either way, a Virtual Assistant (VA) can help you meet the challenge head-on.
What is a VA?
Years ago executives would hire what was called a secretary and eventually an assistant to help manage tasks. The assistant would do anything the manager or supervisor required support with: typing, filing, setting appointments, and more. As technology advanced and we became more reliant on computers, assistants were able to work remotely. They could work from home across town, or even across the country.
Today VAs work with clients all over the world, dealing with social media, digital responsibilities and telephone work, as well as a variety of other tasks required to support management. When they hire proficient VAs business owners are free to work at generating income and expanding their businesses.
Just as with any other decision you need to make, hiring the right Virtual Assistant is vital to your success.
Do you know who to hire? There are a lot of choices when it comes to VAs. Are you sure you’ll know how to hire the right person(s) for the job? Once you hire your VA, will you be able to manage him/her? Watch this video and learn tips and tricks that will save you time and money.
Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee, http://www.123Employee.com. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Business Live! http://www.BeyondBusinessLive.com inspires entrepreneurs to meet challenges head-on in with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyles of their dreams.