Hiring a VA for Trade Business Owners

Hiring a VA for Trade Business Owners

Have you thought about hiring a Virtual Assistant for an extra hand with running your trade business? Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in the tasks and responsibilities of running your trade business. It’s challenging running your business and wearing every hat. 

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with it all. Tasks here, invoices there, bills coming out, materials need ordering – It’s never ending! It’s important to be tweaking systems and automating as much as you can, but even that can be exhausting, despite knowing it’s going to help you enormously in the long run, it all takes a bit of time to begin with. But, this is where a VA comes in and saves the day!

So, what actually is a VA?

A VA is a Virtual Assistant. They assist you with pretty much anything, whilst working virtually or ‘remotely’ and they are usually on an hourly rate contract. You can delegate admin tasks to them and they are another pair of hands without the stress of employing in-house or on a permanent basis.

The amazing thing about hiring a Virtual Assistant for your trade business, is that you’re not tied into a contract. If you can’t support their wage for whatever reason, you can cut the contract. You can drip-feed them work to begin with until you feel things out, and increase their work load at your own pace, giving you heaps more flexibility than hiring someone in the office. And guess what, you don’t even need to stress over holiday or sick pay, or superannuation. Bonus!

Virtual Assistants are based all over the world, with a huge global presence in countries overseas. This is actually a huge advantage, because of different time zones, many jobs will be completed by your VA overnight, meaning when you wake up the next morning for work, the tasks have already been completed. It doesn’t take much to train them up, and trust us, it’ll be worth it in the end!

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all VA either. You can hire multiple VA’s for multiple jobs across your trade business. Whether it’s bookkeeping, accounts, pay rolls, booking in work or even cold calling, there’s a VA for the task! Virtual assistants in the Philippines, for example, are known for their call centre expertise and they are super affordable!

Think about the little tasks you don’t want to do anymore. Data-entry, vehicle monitoring, tweaking your website, social media – Hiring a VA will free up your time and energy so you can focus on the things that are important to you, and ultimately work on growing and scaling your trade business.

So, if you’re a trade business owner feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks and responsibilities of your business, consider hiring one (or more!) VA’s. Delegate those tasks and free up your admin filled evenings and weekends. You can thank us later (virtually!)

Jump into MASTERMIND for heaps of training videos where we teach you how to hire and onboard a VA and how to delegate those annoying but super important tasks so that you can focus on growing your trade business and scaling your business and ambitions. 

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