So you’re an established Virtual Asssistant who’s trying to grow their business, yes? You’ve built it up successfully and have clients who know and trust you, yes? You want to build that business into a 6 figure salary, yes?
You can’t do it alone. Eventually you’ll need to reach out for support, just like you advise your own clients.
Reaching out to a subcontractor can be daunting at first. You have your own set of standards and it’s hard to think that anyone else will match them. But we can, and do (or at least some of us can and do).
Here’s 3 ways a subcontractor can benefit your VA Business today:
- Free up your time. By passing over your client work to a subcontractor your time is free to get on with expanding your business. Free to get out and network. Free to follow up on those leads you haven’t had the time to do previously. Free to take on more work. Free to review your business strategy and move forward, finally.
- Holiday / sickness cover. If you have a trusted reliable subcontractor as part of your team there’s no need to panic if you fall sick. Just pass any urgent work across and let her get on with it. Haven’t had a holiday without the laptop for a while? Your VA subcontractor can take over whilst you’re away. Ok, so you may not be brave enough to leave the laptop behind, but at least you can laze by the pool sipping a piña colada without so much of the worry!
- Increase your business offering. Working alongside a subcontractor who has complimentary skills to your own, means you can offer your clients a broader service. Perhaps you’re an expert spreadsheet creator, but not so fluent in WordPress or social media, you might decide to find a VA subcontractor with those skills to add to your portfolio of services. On the other hand, you may decide to stay within a certain niche and therefore want a ‘clone’ of yourself! Find a VA subcontractor who matches your skill set and double your client base.
There’s no doubt if you want to grow your VA business, you’re going to need some help along the way. Find a trustworthy subcontractor now and be ready to expand it as soon as you like.