Business is booming. Yayyy! That’s the good news. The clients are coming in and you’ve been working your bum off for months, doing everything on your own.
You could really use some help but you just can’t find time to do the research and look for a Virtual Assistant to come on board. You don’t have time to spend on explaining how you want things done and managing another person. You think it’s quicker doing it on your own and it’s not costing you anything. And you’re asking yourself: “What if the person I hire can’t do things how I want?” That and another million questions.
Today I want to help you get through the barrier and find your way to asking for help. This is not here to make you feel uncomfortable, I’m writing this to help you get help.
I would love for you to be honest and ask yourself these 5 questions:
Do I really lack time to outsource the work?
Are you really too busy that you don’t have time to do a research about a VA or ask for a recommendation from a peer? Or is it the fear to outsource work because you’re scared of letting go of the control? Is the fear that something will happen to your business (your baby) stopping you?
If I don’t find someone to help me out now, when am I going to do it?
When are you going to be less busy? If not next month or two months, when are you going to dedicate time to finding help? Look into your calendar and book it in. Make sure you schedule the time that you’re going to use to find help, even if it’s 2 months from now.
How long can I continue doing everything on my own?
If you haven’t asked for help yet, there is a high chance you’re doing everything on your own for quite some time. You’re probably waking up early, working all day and haven’t had a day off for a while. Are you running low on energy?
What’s the cost of not outsourcing for my business?
How many more clients can you get if you outsource? In what ways can you grow your business further? Would you be able to finalise that course you’ve been working on for so long?
What’s the cost of not outsourcing for your personal life?
When was the last time you took time for yourself? Would you like to spend more time with your partner and your kids?
In my experience, for many entrepreneurs, the reason for not outsourcing is not the lack of time. It’s the fear of letting go of the control, especially if you’ve never hired a Virtual Assistant before.
You have many unanswered questions, you don’t know where to start and what to outsource, you have concerns about security when sharing passwords. On top of that, you’re asking yourself if you can trust someone with access to your business.
The good news is that I can help you get some answers and clear some of your concerns. I’ve written a blog post about building the trust factor with your Virtual Assistant, you can read more about it here.
If you’re concerned about sharing passwords with someone you don’t know that well, you can find a blog post I’ve written about safer sharing of passwords here. It’s a visual guide so you can get going straight away.
I would love to know, what are your concerns when it comes to outsourcing? Let me know in the comments.