If you ever wonder if you should have a Virtual Assistant helping you in your business, it means that the answer is YES. Everyone should work with a VA, and in my business, I started working with a VA from day one minute one.
VA’s are underutilized in the entrepreneur community but this game is a team sport, and if you want to be successful you need to build a team. Look at it this way, every business owner has a skill or service that they want to get paid for, but that skill does not always translate into everything you need in your business.
But, people are afraid right?
People are afraid to lower their standards or risk quality issues with their work, but outsourcing to a VA does not mean giving up your skill, it means gaining more time.
That is the number one thing that hiring a VA helps you do; maximize your time and focus on the most important tasks.
Here’s a breakdown of the three biggest reasons to hire a VA.
Reason 1: You want to learn how to work with a team and scale your time.
The best business owners have teams; no one goes at it alone forever. The saying goes like this “owning a business is learning how to accomplish a mission through other people.”
I cannot think of a successful business that does not operate with a team. They will help you focus your time on the most essential tasks and then they will counsel you on what tasks you can offload to them.
If you want to delegate work and reduce the number of hours you spend working, you need to hire a VA. Even if you may not feel entirely overworked yet, start thinking about it now!
Reason 2: You want to think in terms of WHO not HOW
I love this one.
A business owners’ job is to think about who is going to do this, instead of how am I going to do this. Real business owners delegate work out instead of taking on all the work themselves.
You cannot possibly have the skillset to accomplish everything in your business, but there are plenty of people out there who make up where you lack. Bring those people in and let them do that work for you.
When you are unsure about how to accomplish something, what happens is we procrastinate. We don’t have a clear path from point A to point B, so we sit on an idea and hold it back from happening. If you’re not sure how to accomplish something, find someone who knows how to get it done. That antidote for procrastination is thinking about the WHO instead of the HOW.
Reason 3: You want to offload your $10 and $100 tasks
Focus on your most important tasks, the ones that have the potential to make you the most per hour and offload the rest to a VA. I find the majority of entrepreneurs spend their time on $10 and $100 tasks while leaving the door wide open for the $10,000 tasks they are not doing or rushing through because they don’t have enough time.
That means the bulk of their week gets dedicated to low-value tasks. This is why most entrepreneurs work all the time because they are focused on the wrong activities. Working with VAs allows you to offload those low-value tasks so you can focus on the more important ones.
Let's take running errands for example. Think about it this way, if these are $10 tasks and I get two hours back a week from delegating these little things out. I can focus those two hours on $1000 or $10,000 tasks; it's a no-brainer.
What’s Covered in the Podcast:
4:17 – VA’s help you learn to work with a team
7:40 – Work with a VA if you want to think in terms of WHO not HOW
14:49 – Work with a VA if you want to offload your $10 and $100 tasks