As a Virtual Assistant I meet so many small business owners wearing all the hats, stretched to the max, and working #allthetime.

If that’s you, I have some news for you.

It’s time to outsource to a Virtual Assistant.

What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?

A Virtual Assistant can do anything if all you need is a computer and internet.

There are so many different things a VA can do for you to make your life as a business owner so much better.

A Virtual Assistant can:

  • write your blog posts
  • schedule your social media
  • manage your inbox or calendar
  • provide customer service
  • do your bookkeeping
  • create your graphics
  • maintain your website
  • schedule your emails
  • manage your projects
  • and so much more….

Basically, if you have a process for something in your business, you can hand it off to a Virtual Assistant.

How Do I Communicate with a Virtual Assistant?

There are many ways to communicate with your Virtual Assistant.

You can use one of the following or a combination (these are the most common):

  • Phone
  • WhatsApp
  • Voxer
  • Zoom
  • Project Management tool such as Asana, Trello, Clickup, Airtable
  • Google Meet

How Do I Decide What to Give a Virtual Assistant?

Sometimes it can be hard for business owners to let someone else into their business. You’ve worked hard to make it what it is and there needs to be some level of trust when you open it up to someone else.

Deciding what to hand over can be a tough decision, but with the right Virtual Assistant, they will understand and work with you until they gain your trust.

When you’re deciding what to hand over for the first time, it’s best to make a list of all the things you do in your business.

Next, put a star by the ones that bring you the most joy. These are the things you’ll always do in your business, the things you need to be doing.

Then, put a dash by the things that need to be done in person. This is mostly for people that run a brick and mortar. Obviously, a Virtual Assistant will not be able to help you with these tasks.

The rest of the list? A Virtual Assistant can do.

So, what do you have left on your list? How much time would that open up for you if you were to hand it off? How does that make you feel?

Where Do I Find a Virtual Assistant?

There are so many different ways to find a Virtual Assistant. What works for one business owner, may not work for you. It’s best to find what feels right for you, hop on a call with a few, and follow your gut.

Here’s a list of some of the most common ways:

  • Upwork
  • Fiverr
  • Virtual Assistant Agency
  • Referral
  • Facebook Groups
  • Instagram

For me personally, I’ve found all of my clients in Facebook groups and referrals.

Are you convinced you need a Virtual Assistant now? I’d love to chat! Check out what I can do for you here.