Why do you need a Virtual Assistant? First you must understand what the definition of a Virtual Assistant is. A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office.
The only way to free more time on your calendar would be to delegate some of your daily tasks. If you delegate administrative tasks, research projects, follow-up calls, social media activities, etc. then you will have more time to commit to making new contacts to turn into new clients. New clients eventually turn into more money.
The other pluses for having a Virtual Assistant is that you are not shelling out money for their benefit package (medical insurance premium, worker’s compensation insurance, vacation pay, sick pay, holiday pay, 401K plan, etc.). What better opportunity is there to make sure you can get the job done at a professional level without paying for all the extras?
When you are reaching out to your new contacts then it enables you to sell yourself and your services. As your reach broadens then your word of mouth advertising also reaches a broader audience. The best advertisement is from your existing clients. Wouldn’t it be great for one of your current clients attending a function to be discussing how much free time they have since hiring you as their VA? That is the best advertisement a VA can receive in the business industry. Not only are they selling you but they are also discussing how effective you are as one of their team members.
New clients will then turn into more administrative tasks, more research projects, more follow-up calls, etc. which will then turn into more money. Once your clientele has expanded then your social media will need to broaden its reachable audience. Your VA should be able to handle these demands as well as keep you current in the social media world.