Outsourcing can be a strategic tool for improving your productivity and will drastically reduce your workload. The hardest decision is knowing when to outsource to s virtual personal assistant, and for most people, there is no ‘right time’ to start.

If you’re considering outsourcing your administration, there are usually some signs that will show you are more ready than you may have thought.

Here Are Three Key Indicators to Look Out For:

1. Too much of your time is taken up on routine tasks
If you find a large portion of your day is spent doing mundane tasks that somebody else could do, you should consider outsourcing to your own VPA.
You might need help with general life administration and secretarial tasks, organisation of travel and accommodation, diary and email management or even overseeing personal accounting. All of these time-consuming tasks can be easily outsourced to an administrative professional.

2. You’ve got better things to do
While it may save you money to handle daily tasks yourself, it costs you time and potential income. That’s the beauty of outsourcing – you’re buying someone else’s time because you don’t have enough of it yourself. You have more important things you need to do, like focusing on your family, your clients or whatever else is demanding your attention throughout the day.

3. The learning curve is too slow or the task is too painful
There are certain tasks you can outsource immediately. These are tasks that you don’t know how to do yourself and would take too much time to learn, or that you simply detest. If it would slow you down too much to learn by yourself, hire someone else who is already knowledgeable in the area to do it. If you take three times the amount of time to do your bookwork as it should because it’s a job you would rather not do, it’s time to outsource!

The main advantage of outsourcing is that it enables you to invest your energy into other activities. If one or more of the above key indicators resonated with you, it could be time for you to outsource!

Why Should You Outsource to a VPA?

There are multiple benefits to outsource, the main reason being time. Outsourcing is also the most cost-effective way of employing some help as you don’t need to hire someone full time or worry about overheads like office space and furniture, computer equipment, insurance etc.
There are other benefits of outsourcing, of course, and some of them are:

1. Allows you to focus on what you enjoy – Employing a Virtual Personal Assistant to perform the basic or peripheral duties in your life a business affords you the ability to focus on what’s important to you. Perhaps you are starting your own business. With more time, you can focus on your business and improve the quality of your products and services. It also frees up your time so you can think of innovative ways to promote your business and get creative with your solutions.

2. Employ targeted professionals – By outsourcing to a Virtual Personal Assistant, you are paying for experienced and expert assistance. This is usually more cost effective and productive than persevering with trying to complete the work in a substandard manner.

3. Save money with increased flexibility – Outsourcing allows people to work in a way that wages become a variable cost that can be altered depending on your monthly requirements. As demand increases, your Virtual Personal Assistant can work more hours, or you can hire additional assistants for support.

4. Garner new ideas and innovations – Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes, and by adding a Virtual Personal Assistant to your team, you are expanding your access to resources and ideas that were previously unavailable to you.

Outsourcing provides you with the opportunity to live your life the way YOU want to live it. No need to be overwhelmed with administration or miss important dates due to a lack of organisation.
With benefits like these, why wouldn’t you outsource to a Virtual Personal Assistant?

If you’re overwhelmed, struggling to get things done, or recognise you need some assistance, book a discovery call to discuss your personal support needs.

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