Are you a coach or a solopreneur? Do you work with private clients? Do you know that you can take your business to a higher level by hiring a virtual assistant? Yes, business is booming, and you’re getting new clients every day. Even at that, your business has yet to reach its full potential without a virtual assistant.
It’s fine if you are a little skeptical. You’re not sure how spending money on a VA can help you earn money in the long run.
Let’s start by taking a look at some of the services you’re missing without a virtual assistant. You probably are not aware that you’re missing some of them already.
1. Answering calls and responding to emails
Have you ever heard your phone ring while you’re busy with another client? Distraction sets in immediately. You’re torn between picking the call and ignoring it. If you pick it, the client that you’re talking to might not like it.
And if you ignore it, you may have shut the door on a prospective client calling for the first time. Remember, first impressions last only so long. You may never get the chance to change them. The worst part is that you have no idea how many clients you may have lost because you missed their calls. Unfortunately, without a virtual assistant, you could lose more leads.
The simple solution is forwarding your calls to a virtual assistant. Once you hire one, you’ll never have to worry about missing calls again. In addition, she’ll also answer your emails promptly. The faster you respond to an inquiry, the higher your chances of closing a deal.
2. Assisting with product creation
If you sell products, a virtual assistant can also be an additional pair of hands in your line of production. For instance, if you’re developing an ebook, she could help to proofread or even critique your draft, depending on her experience and academic background. I’m sure you’re aware that writers often find it difficult to spot their own mistakes.
She can also act as a project manager in dealing with other contractors you hire. While you work with your private coaching clients, she can be sure contractors will meet their deadlines and can handle any snafus the contractors may have.
3. Keeping your calendars organized
If you have a lot of business appointments, it may be difficult to keep track of them. With a virtual assistant, things will be easier. She’ll not only help you organize your schedule, but she’ll also remind you of each appointment. She can also remind you of important tasks or information needed before each meeting. You don’t want to miss an appointment, arrive late, or attend it unprepared.
4. Systemization and automation of your business
A virtual assistant can automate and systemize parts of your business to quicken your business process or make it less tedious. For instance, you can have your assistant send you a to-do list by 8 am every morning, based on the business calendar. That will help you to plan your day.
She can also create a system for welcoming and onboarding new clients. Once the system is in place, it’s simply a matter of “rinsing and repeating” for each new client.
5. Scheduling of your blog posts and social media posts
The importance of having an updated blog and social media accounts is well known, but how much time do you spend currently on content creation? Do you want to worry about what to post and also worry about how to schedule the posts? Stress and burnout are real, and they may be knocking on your door.
Your virtual assistant can schedule the posts and based on her experience, can help you craft those posts. She could also continuously comb the internet to find out what your people are saying about your brand.
Some of your competitors may be working with virtual assistants already and that may give them a competitive edge over you. While you’re working with private clients and dreaming up money-making product ideas, your VA can handle the backend of your business and solve any problems that may arise.
Your clients pay you a lot of money for your expertise; are all these admin tasks the wisest way to use your time? Wouldn’t you rather hire a virtual assistant so you can take on more clients and level up?
This is just a sampling of what a virtual assistant can do. The longer it takes you to hire one, the longer it will take to grow your business. The choice is yours.