If you’re thinking about hiring a virtual assistant, you might be wondering how to know you are ready to hire a VA. Especially if you’ve been running your business as a solopreneur, it can be difficult to feel confident hiring the right virtual assistant. In this post, I’ll share some tips and ways that you can know for sure that you are ready to take this next step and hire a virtual assistant for your wedding business.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
Let’s touch on exactly who a virtual assistant is and what they can do for your business. When it comes to your business, a VA can help you with anything that can be done virtually. It all depends on the type of tasks you want your virtual assistant to help you with, their specialties, and if you are willing to train your virtual assistant.
Not all VAs are the same, for instance my specialty is working with business owners in the wedding and event industry. I could go on and on about finding your right fit virtual assistant, maybe I’ll save that post for another day.
A virtual assistant can help you with many tasks, including creating graphics, admin, social media, inbox management, and so much more. You can check out my full list of services right here.
Ways to Know You Are Ready to Hire a Virtual Assistant
1) You are doing things that you don’t enjoy doing.
If you are bogged down and find yourself doing things in your business that you don’t enjoy and don’t want to be doing, it’s time to hire a virtual assistant to help take those tasks off your plate. As a CEO, it’s important to focus your time and attention on the business tasks that move the needle forward; leave the rest to your virtual assistant!
2) You are overwhelmed, overbooked, or feeling stressed out about your business – especially in peak wedding season.
A good sign that you are ready for a virtual assistant is if you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out about your business. A virtual assistant can come in and help you refocus as those little tasks are taken care of. You started your wedding business to take care of your couples in the special way only you can, so if you notice that client experience is starting to slip away with the busy-ness of wedding season, consider bringing in extra hands to make sure your couples feel like top priority!
3) Things are falling through the cracks with your business, clients, and customers.
As you become busier with the recurring tasks or things you don’t enjoy, it’s expected that things will start to fall through the cracks of your business. Helloooo crazy wedding boom and the surge of back and forth emails with potential brides! If you’re so busy that you are missing out on follow-ups, engaging with your couples or fellow vendors, or missing out on opportunities, it’s time to hire a virtual assistant to help you.
4) You have the budget for a virtual assistant.
The value of hiring a virtual assistant is not just about what they can do for you but also how much time they can give you back. Your time is money! Hiring a virtual assistant should always be looked at as a business investment, not an extra cost. And it’s a write off – talk to your bookkeeper!
If you’re looking for a wedding pro virtual assistant, check out my services page for more information about how we can work together!