If there's one thing I've learned in all my years running a business, it's that you need help. Lots of it. Without a support system in place, you could get bogged down by minor details that prevent you from focusing on the bigger picture.
Just think about all the things you do daily. You probably have to juggle sales and marketing, customer service, product development, finance, HR, and everything in between. Running a business obviously takes a lot of work, but that doesn't mean that you have to do everything yourself.
The entrepreneur's job isn't to micromanage every aspect of their business. You can always learn to delegate and that's what many successful people do. Your job is to create a vision for your business and turn it into reality.
But you can't do that without great help.
And that's where an iWorker virtual assistant comes in.
You probably already have a general idea of what virtual assistants do. Virtual assistants or "VAs" provide the remote support you need to make your business run smoother and more efficiently. With the right VA, you can even expand your capacity and capabilities.
I was stretched way too thin, and with the COVID lockdowns, I had to deal with a massive increase in online orders. Higher sales are always a good thing, but only if you have the bandwidth to accommodate all your customers. I reached out to iWorker, a VA agency, to find someone who could help with my workload and they set me up with Jacqueline.
Jacqueline, who hails from Nairobi, Kenya, now manages The Beer Gauge’s social media, content creation, and community management. There's a VA for practically every business need. Some do clerical and administrative tasks, while others specialize in skills such as graphic design, research, and digital marketing.
Here are a few reasons why hiring an iWorker virtual assistant is one of the best business decisions you'll ever make.
If you find yourself juggling way too many tasks at once, you can offload some of them to a VA. Your virtual assistant can perform basic tasks such as inbox and schedule management, data entry, and other ad-hoc administrative work. By clearing your schedule, you get to focus on growing your business instead of just running it.
The beauty of hiring virtual assistants is they don't require office space or new equipment. It's generally understood that they are responsible for setting up their own home office. Some entrepreneurs have even gone all-in on remote teams, allowing them to reap the benefits with none of the traditional costs.
One of the most meaningful outcomes of entrepreneurship is job creation and income empowerment. Since remote workers cost less than traditional employees, you can leverage your limited budget to generate better results for your business.
It's important to note that many virtual assistants live in crisis-stricken countries such as Venezuela and Brazil. The U.S. Dollar incomes they earn go further in their local areas, which helps in lifting living standards.
The benefits of a strong support system go beyond your business. With more free time on your hands, you have more control over the things you do and when you do them. Instead of playing catch-up, you now have room to breathe while waiting for the next meeting or next big task.
I've laid out my top reasons for hiring virtual assistants for your business. It's clear that having a strong remote team can have a transformative effect on the way you work. But where you hire your VAs is also important.
I chose to partner with iWorker for my staffing needs. iWorker isn't just your typical virtual assistant agency. They are one of the few agencies out there that genuinely care about improving lives, especially for workers that come from countries in crisis.
iWorker currently employs over 500 virtual assistants, many of them from the developing world. Many of iWorker's VAs have used their earnings to pay for better healthcare, housing, and education. I invite you to check Glassdoor and Indeed to hear more about the VAs' experiences.
If you want to hire a virtual assistant from iWorker, visit their website to get the process started.