Using a virtual assistant: What commitment do you have to make?

More businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals are enjoying the life-changing benefits of using a virtual assistant service than ever before.

I used to work for a large corporation. I was one tiny cog, lost in a huge ‘machine’, doing my daily tasks in the way I was told. Without the benefit of the bigger picture or, truthfully, any job satisfaction – the best part of my day was going to the gym at lunchtime, knowing I had a short afternoon to go back to.

Not the best way to live life, I’m sure you’ll agree!  Whereas now, I get to raise my child, walk my puppies, get dinner ready without the stress. I ALSO have actual job satisfaction at the end of each day. Simply because I can use my skills and knowledge, play to my strengths, see the results and be me.

As we hurtle towards the end of the year, more people are considering using our virtual assisting services. They have big goals they’re wanting to achieve by the year-end. Many are looking for some support and expertise in navigating the wonderful world of remote working, thanks to the global pandemic. We would love to share our knowledge, as well as remove the stress and time it takes to move a business online, or create smooth systems that streamline your projects and tasks.

What people ask us

We know it’s a tricky time and over the recent months, one of the questions we get asked a lot is “how long can I hire you for?” Which we see as a wonderfully polite way of asking, “can I just get you to help me when I want it, without the commitment?”  This type of question is exactly what you should be asking us. We love questions, and in this case, the answer is “Yes!”

Our team can help you as little or as much as you like, you can roll hours over to the next month, you can double your hours if you need to, and so on. We make sure that we are flexible because each person and each business is different, and therefore has different needs. We don’t recommend the ‘one glove’ approach, because quite simply, it doesn’t work.

Let’s have a virtual coffee together

The thing we like to reiterate to our clients is that we are very human. We completely understand that, especially at this time of the year, families come first. A work-life balance is essential and we try to make it as easy as possible to help you reach that balance.

Our team comes from different backgrounds. We have a multitude of skills, support, advice, and practical experience to offer. We’re a professional service but we like to meet you (virtually) in an informal but informative way. We think that the best way to get the information you need from us and vice versa is to have a conversation. You can learn about what we do, and we can ascertain how to support you in a way that benefits you and meets your needs.

In our experience, the ‘type’ of businesses we work with can vary wildly from one client to the next, but we see the same patterns in terms of your ‘busy period’. Of course, there are always peaks and troughs but typically we see that extra support is needed when approaching the end of the year, the run-up to Christmas, and even the beginning of Spring. This means that you can choose to hire our services for simply one month towards the end of 2020 and then assess your situation and your needs in January.

We suggest booking a call in, grabbing a coffee, and telling us about you and what you need for your business. We’ll tell you about us, our backgrounds & who we think is best suited to work with you in terms of skillset & availability. Then, we will form a short-term plan, which you can choose to take forward… or not. Simple!

Where to start

We love building relationships and developing ways to anticipate what you might need.  We might suggest that you begin with a 10-hour package and start with allocating us smaller jobs. This was you can easily see the results and learn the way we work.

These 10 hours can be used over the course of a 3 days, a week, or a month.

If you find us helpful (which we’re sure you will!) then you can buy more hours as you need. This ‘pay as you go’ way of working means you get the support you need, in the right time frame, for the right budget, and for as long as you would like.

We don’t expect you to commit to a long-term plan before you know us or have seen the benefit we can bring. 

View our packages by clicking here, or book a FREE 30 minute consultation call with us today.

We look forward to connecting with you soon.