You have probably heard about the benefits of outsourcing some of your business tasks. Maybe you would like to, but you just feel you do not have the money to hire anyone.
It may seem backwards, but PAYING OTHERS to handle some of your business tasks will actually make you money in the long run.
Take a look at the number of hours you are working on your business, and figure out which tasks are actually helping you to earn money, and which tasks are taking away from the time you could be spending on more important things.
Think about how much more money you could be earning, if you spent all of your working hours on the tasks that make you money.
The truth is you cannot afford to not start outsourcing.
Figure out how much it’s worth to you
One thing you’ll need to do is sit down and figure out how much your time is worth, and determine how much you can afford to pay a virtual assistant.
Maybe your billable hours are R1,000 per hour and you are trying to figure out if you should even outsource at all, because it seems like a lot of money to pay out.
But think about it
Outsource just 10 hours per month (on tasks that you must do, but don’t show immediate return) at R350 per hour – it costs you R3,500, BUT, now you have 5 more billable hours totaling R5,000, which is an extra R1,500 in your pocket.
Keep in mind that the VA’s rate is often a reflection of how much experience they have, and usually you get what you pay for.
Virtual Assistant rates normally range from R300 – R500 per hour and beyond, depending on the type of work you need completed, and the VAs experience.
Start out slow to check things out
Start outsourcing your tasks slowly. Maybe you do not have the time to create infographics for your social media pages? It may not seem like much, but those infographics will pull traffic to your Facebook page, LinkedIn page, and your website, potentially generating revenue for you. A VA can do this on your behalf!
Or maybe you can hire a VA to write a couple articles for you. Those articles can be used on your website and distributed to article directories, which can help bring in a lot of traffic to your site.
You can hire a virtual assistant to write and distribute a press release for you. Which, again, can help bring in a lot of traffic for you.
Just remember this
If you want to make your business and your life run smoother you need help! It’s going to cost you, and you have to be willing to make that initial investment. You can be sure that you will see the return on this in increased productivity, more money and a much more smoothly run business!
Talk to us at VCS – More Time For YOU! We are here to assist you with your back office tasks, allowing you more time to focus on your revenue generating tasks! You can find a full list of our business services HERE! Fill out our contact form HERE and let’s talk!