If you're like most solopreneurs or bloggers, you probably think that you have to go it alone. Hence the "solo" in solopreneur. Even if you haven't taken a vacation in months, you always feel behind in your work, and you can't remember the last time you slept a full night. And while yes, most entrepreneurs begin by bootstrapping everything, DIY-ing and taking every. single. thing. on their own shoulders, the thing is?
You don't have to.
You may think that hiring a virtual assistant (VA) is only for those insanely successful bloggers or business people. You may think that paying someone to do what you are perfectly capable of doing is a ridiculous idea. You may think that you can't afford to pay someone to do the boring admin things that are eating up your energy, time, and precious resources.
But I promise you that all of those things are false. As a VA I have seen first-hand how much it means to my clients to have someone to do the small things that are important for their biz or blog but that have been a huuuuuge time-suck. They have more time opened up for what they really want to do. For the bigger picture, to truly create and innovate. Not get bogged down in the everyday mundane tasks that make your eyes glaze over on a good day.
Because when you are able to hand off the things that have been eating up your time? It's like you're a whole new entrepreneur. Your shoulders won't live up by your ears. You won't worry about if you remembered to do every single little thing on your to-do list. You can go to bed knowing that your biz will be taken care of. And all of those feelings? Those are why you need to hire a VA of your own. Not because you can't afford to hire a VA, but because you can't afford not to. A VA is an investment in your biz and in yourself.
The money you pay to your VA will come back to you in the form of new clients, in more energy, in being excited about your work again.
And wouldn't you rather feel supported in your biz instead of panicked and struggling? Wouldn't you rather know that you have someone who is 150% invested in helping your biz to be the best it can be, in helping you be the best you can be?
But don't just take it from me! Here are some words from some lovely ladies on why you need a VA in your life:
"If you're anything like me, a solo business lady wearing a million hats, the thought of handing over the reigns feels impossible. After all, YOU are the cornerstone of your entire empire! That hesitation is completely understandable. However, the feeling of overwhelming responsibility and the weight of daily to-dos can hinder your ability to act as a CEO, and plan for the longer term growth of your business. You could be missing out on opportunities and revenue simply because you can't possibly take on one.more.task!" Alana Wimmer
"It is totally unsustainable for you to be the only person who is hands-on with your business. At some point, you'll want consistent help. This can feel like a scary financial leap, but you can start with a little help and see how that goes. What if you paid for 10hrs/month to have someone else format your blog posts or send your invoices or help you with social media? Even taking small tasks off your plate frees you up to do the fun stuff, and the stuff that actually makes money." Laura Simms
"[A VA is] An asset that can elevate your business, streamline it, point out the weak spots, help you grow, the ones who are branching out into consulting or management can even make your business more profitable, but despite all these wonderful benefits to your business, they do what not many other people can - they give you the gift of time, more time so you can pursue your own various human being activities that make your life worthwhile, like spending more time with your family or pursuing a hobby or interest." Michelle Dale
Do you know someone who could benefit from finding out why they need a VA in their life? Send this piece to them!
P.S. -- Interested in hiring your own VA but don't want to dive in fully? I've created a few one-off services for you to be able to get your toes wet and see how having a VA can truly change your biz.