Why You Shouldn’t Hire A Virtual Assistant

I don’t want you to hire me. Really.

It may sound a little strange coming from a Virtual Assistant, or any business owner for that matter, but hear me out on this one. Unless you are really ready to outsource, then you are not the right client for me.

It’s time for some home truths.


You Can’t Afford A VA

Let’s get the money thing out of the way first.

Yes, a Virtual Assistant is more cost effective than an employee, but that doesn’t mean that they come for free. If you want great service, be prepared to pay for it. In business, good quality never comes cheap.


You Don’t Know What You Need

If you aren’t clear on what you want out of your Virtual Assistant, then you aren’t ready to hire one. Know your niche and find someone who operates within that space as well. Sit down and analyse where you need help and what has to happen for you to move beyond that point.

In the words of Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger,

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.”


You Are Afraid To Let Go

Trust is vital for any business to thrive; it’s the essential foundation for effective communication and long term growth. If there is no trust inside your company or you are unable to accept help from others, then no Virtual Assistant will be able to assist you.

Put your faith in others and lead with gusto.


You Are Looking For Miracles

Be realistic. No one can perform the impossible, no matter how much you may want them to. Are you asking too much of people? Set expectations, for both yourself and others.

Whether you’re new in business or an old hand at living the entrepreneur lifestyle, be sure to place your focus in the right place and get others to work hard to make your dreams a reality.


If you think you’re ready to hire a Virtual Assistant, take the next step by downloading our FREE eBook, Virtual Success.