Growing trend of Virtual Assistants for Entrepreneurs
Hiring a Virtual Assistant is so hot right now it’s trending! But before we get into the nitty-gritty of this, let’s first define what a Virtual Assistant is.
Let’s take Susie for example. She became a Virtual Assistant in 2013 after quitting her corporate job to stay at home and take care of her twin babies. Still wanting to do part time work, she joined the outsourced world. She now works as a contractor or freelancer and with her wealth of expert assistant experience she can command her own rate and working hours.
Entrepreneurs outsource tasks
Most entrepreneurs, and especially startups, realise that they can’t wear all the hats and at the same time accomplish all their milestones. Thanks to a global movement and technology improvements, businesspeople are more comfortable with outsourcing certain tasks so that they can focus on growing their business.
In order to achieve success as an entrepreneur we need to learn to let go – that’s right, say goodbye to perfectionism and that strong desire to want to control everything. I love this quote by Marcus Buckingham that says “Do what you do best, and outsource the rest”. To be successful we need to embrace action, and outsource everything else.
The 4-hour Workweek
As this phenomenon grows in popularity, the easier it is to clear your diary and truly focus on innovating, increasing your productivity and taking your business to the next level. In fact this trend is so great there’s even been a book written around the idea of outsourcing to Virtual Assistants, namely “The 4-hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss.
You’ll be amazed at the skill level Virtual Assistants have, and don’t forget about their wide network of contacts. VAs are well connected and will certainly add value where possible.
Like anything in life, the more time and attention you invest initially in handing over tasks to your Virtual Assistant, the more benefit you’ll receive.
As featured on Lionesses of Africa : http://www.lionessesofafrica.com/blog/2015/2/25/growing-trend-of-virtual-assistants-for-entrepreneurs