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Too often business owners believe that full-time, in-house staff is their only option when, frankly, it is not. More and more entrepreneurs feel outsourced or virtual workers is the way to go. 

If you want to be more productive, but not increase your working hours, a Virtual Assistant is for you.

Virtual assistants, like personal assistants, focus on lightening the admin load on a business owner and/or professionals. So if any of the following applies to you, you should have hired one a few months ago already.

  1. Your workload is overwhelming at times, but you don’t want to employ someone.
  2. You want to be more productive, but not increase your working hours
  3. You don’t want to go through the hassle of finding, hiring, and training a potential employee. 
  4. You don’t have time to do payroll, UIF, taxes, etc. 
  5. You don’t want the personal interactions that come with employment such as negotiating salaries, approving leave, managing performance and disciplinary steps.
  6. Your work is seasonal and/or your income fluctuates, so you don’t want to commit to paying a set salary each month.
  7. You can increase your profits markedly if you could focus more on tasks that relate to business growth
  8. You want to feel less stressed. 

Scan your to-do list of the past week and for each task ask yourself: When my job is to make the money come in, should I be the one doing this? 

Any activities you find where the answer is ‘no’ should be delegated to other workers/freelancers/businesses. You should focus on freeing up your time to generate more income for your business.