How do I know I’m ready to outsource to a Virtual Assistant in my Small Business?

How do I know I’m ready to outsource to a Virtual Assistant in my Small Business?

You’ve heard all about Virtual Assistants and that they’ll help get you back hours in your busy day and help you to grow your business. But, how do you know when you’re ready to outsource? 

Working with a VA can seem like a huge leap, especially if you’ve been running the show all by yourself. To help you on the path to outsourcing here are 5 signs that you’re ready to work with a VA.

You don’t have enough hours in the day

When we are stretched and don’t have enough hours in the day, very quickly your standards drop as you try and speed through every task. By outsourcing, you can make sure that you only focus on the task you perform best, as well as making your workload smaller so you aren’t wasting time on tasks you shouldn’t really be doing in the first place. 

You’re having to turn work away

It’s not exactly the worse thing that could happen, but no business owner wants to say no to clients and have them take work elsewhere. Outsourcing to the right people, who have the skills to support you with your workload, will allow you to keep taking on new clients/customers. 

You’re trying to learn new skills, that aren’t related to your business

If this doesn’t scream ‘you need to outsource’ then I don’t know what will! It’s always good to learn new skills and develop professionally, but you never want to be forced into doing it. Stick to things your good at and outsource all the rest!

You struggle to meet your deadlines

You have to meet deadlines as part of any business, the two come hand in hand! Not achieving your workload on time, can be the biggest way you can lose clients. By outsourcing to a VA, you can outsource some of those distracting tasks that stop you from achieving your deadlines. 

Your business is growing

Once your business has started to grow, you have to continue to ride the crest of the wave to keep pushing it forward! Having a VA on your team will help take care of all the little, time consuming tasks, so you can focus on your core business and keep your business growing!

Any of this sound familiar? Perhaps you know it’s time for you to outsource, but you’re not sure where to start? Find out more about Auxilia Business Support here.