You have got to that point in your business where you feel like you are forever on the hamster wheel with all-of-the-things! And feel like it might be time for hiring a VA (virtual assistant) but…
The never-ending list of things to do, blogging, social media, emails, newsletters, SEO, graphics, customer support… oh yeah, and your actual job! Where do you start?
I must admit, back in the day, when I first started out, life was so much easier. Social media wasn’t really a thing, neither were smartphones… No, I’m not THAT old, it really wasn’t that long ago!
What we need to do these days to stay in the arena is far more than 10 years ago.
So, how do us, one person, mini empire-building mamas get it all done and still keep the kids alive and fold the laundry?
The smart moms out there are hiring a VA
NO WAY CAN I AFFORD IT!
Really? Let me share with you some really low-cost options. And there is one thing to keep in mind with all this…
I’ll use myself as an example. Let’s say I have written a blog post but it needs setting up, images making, SEO, blah blah blah. It takes me 2 hours to do everything.
I could pay a VA to do it for me, I pay her $20. And now I have 2 hours to work on making money. That could be a 2 hour Pick My Brain session $500, writing a guest post or doing a podcast interview or creating content for The Wonder Mom Success Club.
There are so many ways that I could spend my time more wisely.
I can set up my own blog posts, I have been doing it for years. Do I enjoy it? Nope, no, not at all. So for me, this is a job much better passed on to someone else.
3 Places To Hire A VA On A Budget
Use my referral link: get your first GenM intern HERE ***UPDATE*** GenM is now Acadium and the general system is still the same but their pricing structure has changed.
You can get Filipino VA’s at Online Jobs HERE
Find people to do any kind of job on Fiverr HERE
If you don’t want to train anyone up and need a VA to do social media/website/branding types of work, drop me a line as I have a recommendation for you.
Two Things To Do Before You Hire…
Now you are all fired up and can see all the possibilities, I want you to slow down. Doing these two things will help you get the most out of your experience…
Make a list of all the jobs you want to delegate out, it might be better to split the jobs and delegate them to 2 or 3 people rather than trying to find someone who can do them all.
Start creating systems and processes within your business right now, so that when you are ready to hire out it is easy to pass on the job, it might take a bit longer right now but it will save time in the future.
I know the first hire out can be a bit scary, so pick a job you are not too attached too (hard for a control freak like me!), something that won’t be the end of the world if they totally screw it up and you can always insist that you see drafts of work before it gets published etc.
One of the easiest ways to create your system is simply record what you do and talk your way through then pass the recording over to your VA.
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