Do you know someone who’s a jack-of-all-trades? I do. And believe me, it’s not always a good thing.
How outsourcing and hiring a virtual assistant can help you and your business?
One Sunday night I called a friend from Australia and had a little chat with him. He said he was writing some posts for his Social Media page while eating his lunch. I can imagine him typing away on the keyboard with a spoon on his mouth. You’re probably impressed because he’s a hardworking fellow, working while taking lunch! But I can feel that he is so stressed out.
I asked him what he’s working on and he said he does sales, marketing and client relations all at the same time. I know he is so workaholic and he loves his job but he’s getting sick and haven’t had any time to unwind because of the responsibilities he has at work.
So, I told him to try outsourcing. Not only will he be able to assign tasks that he couldn’t handle, outsourcing also allows him to cut his expenses. As business owners, there are times when we think that we are saving money by maximizing our ability and choosing to handle all tasks ourselves. What we don’t realize is that we are actually wasting not just money, but also our time, by not working efficiently. Proper delegation of task is something every business owner should consider.
I was able to convince him and make him understand the need to get a virtual assistant. He hired a Social Media Manager and Content Writer to help him with Marketing. He also hired Telemarketers to do Lead Generation and a General Virtual Assistant to handle client relations and admin tasks.
The best thing about this, ALL the virtual assistants he hired are experts in their fields and my friend only had to pay as low as $8/hr. Because of his smart business decision, he got those time-consuming tasks out of his hands and is now able to focus with planning and management for business growth.