So, you took the plunge and started your own business. You gathered together all your brilliance, your skills and your experience and worked hard to create something of your own. And it’s working. Your business is growing and things are going well.

But lately you’ve been noticing a bit of a problem creeping up on you. Your days seem to be shrinking. You’re chasing your own tail and you don’t feel as productive as you used to. You’ve got so many ideas for growing and enhancing your business, but you don’t often seem to get around to putting them into practice (or, when you do, you don’t feel that you’re able to put in 100%). Suddenly, you seem to be spending all your time on admin tasks just to keep the cogs turning. You can do all that stuff just fine, but it’s not where your passion lies; it’s not what you really want to be focusing on.

Over time, you’ve come to realise that you now have what is, on the face of it, not a bad problem to have: you simply have too much work for one person.

The standard solution used to be to hire someone. You’d get to the stage where you had too much to handle by yourself, so you’d employ somebody either part time or full time to take care of the admin, or whatever else you needed doing (my first full time job – more years ago than I care to mention! – was a role like this). But this isn’t always a practical or financially viable option for a small business, a freelancer or sole trader, or a new venture that is still developing.

 

 

Why working with a virtual assistant (VA) could just be the ideal solution for you

 

You don’t need help every day
I have clients who get snowed under with work at times (when there’s a busy period, a large project to complete, or new work comes in), but wouldn’t be able to find enough work to keep an employee busy for a set number of hours every week. These clients contract me for a day a week, or so many hours a month – whatever they need.  At busy times they add additional hours so I can help them manage spikes in workload.

 

You work from home yourself – or in a shared space
Having an employee means finding somewhere to put them! If your office space is small, shared or in your own home it might not be practical, feasible or comfortable to have someone else in that space on a regular basis, needing a computer and desk of their own and adding to your electricity bill. A VA works remotely, using their own desk and equipment. No hassle for you (and better value, too).

 

You need a solution that’s flexible, professional and tailored to suit you – with no extra costs
You’ll find that a VA won’t only undertake routine admin tasks, but will also offer suggestions, ideas and creative solutions to help organise, streamline or market your business.  We are usually people with diverse life and work experience, a broad skill set and one or more specialist areas of expertise. You’ll be getting a professional admin service – but with some extra bells and whistles!

 

You want value (and increased productivity) for your money
How many minutes in a day does an average employee spend making cups of tea, taking comfort breaks and chatting to colleagues as they walk past his or her desk? As a VA I use a time-tracker tool to record all my tasks, stopping the clock whenever I pause to do something else. So when you pay me my hourly rate, you can be assured that you are paying only for the hours that I have worked for you, and not for any down-time. And like all professional VAs, I’ll send a breakdown of hours with my invoice so you can see where your money is being spent.  Plus, you won’t be responsible for your VA’s holiday pay, sick pay or pension contributions – or for the equipment or utilities they’ll be using.

 

If you’re looking for someone professional, organised and experienced to help you with your business admin, including ‘techie’ web-based tasks and written and visual communication, do get in touch. Your one-hour consultation (either over the phone, via Skype or in person) is completely free with no obligation. I’m looking forward to finding out about you and your business and showing you how I can help.

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  • Plan, create, edit and upload course content
  • Join the dots behind the scenes to automate processes and make things run smoothly
  • Integrate CRM, course delivery and marketing

If you'd like to have a chat about getting some support with your membership, you can get in touch to arrange a free 30 minute chat here.

I'm looking forward to finding out more about you, your business, and your goals for the coming year.

Are you planning to launch a membership site in 2020?

I support my clients with building, marketing and managing their memberships and online courses, helping them to:

  • Create and upload course content
  • Join the dots behind the scenes to automate processes and make things run smoothly
  • Integrate CRM, course delivery and marketing

If you'd like to have a chat about your membership, you can get in touch to arrange a free 30 minute chat here.

I'm looking forward to finding out more about you, your business, and your goals for the coming year.