How do I know when it’s time to hire a VA?

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Your phone is constantly ringing. You stop the task at hand to answer the call. There’s a pile of tasks stacked on your desk that you haven’t been able to get to. You’re struggling to find time in the day to complete routine tasks..

There’s a theme here. You’re busy, and business is booming. If any of these scenarios resonate with you, then it’s time to a Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant can wear many different hats. They are able to multitask easily, answer phone calls, complete filing, conduct data entry, and can handle anything that comes their way.

Here are five signs that you need to hire a VA right away.

 

  1. The Phone is Constantly Ringing

Is your work phone ringing off the hook? If so, that’s great because it means that business is booming! However, this may become a problem if you find that you’re constantly answering customer/client inquiries whenever the phone rings. You know that there are other tasks that require your attention. So what can you do? Hire a VA.

One of the great qualities of Virtual Assistants is their ability to multitask. Answering phone calls in a polite and professional way is a given for our highly trained Virtual Assistants.

 

  1. Lack of Structure and Schedule

The phone is ringing off the hook, and you can’t find that important document needed for your meeting tomorrow. Not only that, but you can’t remember what time the meeting is. You’re tired of working in a chaotic environment, but you never have time to sit down and organize your work life. Hiring an VA will fix this problem instantly.

Having structure and keeping a calendar of scheduled events is key to your success, and ultimately the success of the company. Key traits of a qualified VA include: great organizational skills, planning ahead, and keeping on schedule.

 

  1. You’ve Missed a Meeting

Yikes! There’s nothing worse than missing an appointment. This is a for sure sign that you need to hire a Virtual Assistant, stat! Don’t panic. The VA Hub is of great qualified candidates at-the-ready. Your first step is to get in touch with us.

 

  1. You Feel Overwhelmed

If you’re feeling like there’s not enough hours in the day to complete all the things on your to-do list, then it’s time to hire a Virtual Assistant. With a heavy workload often comes stress, tiredness, a feeling of being overworked, and limited time for personal matters. This would leave any human being feeling overwhelmed.

Bringing another employee on board, whether part-time or full-time, will relieve you of these stresses.

 

  1. Had to Turn Away Business

Have you found yourself having to turn away new clients because you just wouldn’t be able to handle the extra workload on your own? This is a huge red flag. If you’re struggling to keep afloat of your workload, so much so that you’ve turned down sales, it’s definitely time to hire an assistant.

 

Remember that the more tasks you can hand off to an executive assistant, the more value you will get. For some managers handing off responsibilities can be difficult because they’re renouncing some of the control, and putting a lot of trust in someone else.

But sit down and take a hard look at your daily schedule. How much are you readily willing to shift to an assistant? What can be retooled so that it can be handed off to someone else? Are you ready and willing to delegate work?

Contact The VA Hub today! We have many great, experienced candidates who are eager to start.

  Call us now at 1-888-923-9323
  Email us at businessadvisors@thevahub.com

 

Stef Faller
Stef Faller
Stef Faller is a Marketing Assistant for The VA Hub and is located in the Philippines. Contact her at stef@thevahub.com

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