Starting a business or ‘side-hustle’ during the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be the ‘in’ thing to do. I don’t know about you, but every other post on my home page seems to be ‘Body Shop’ here or ‘Join My Team’ there. I won’t knock it – I’ve done it before and it’s basically a rite of passage.
Others have responded to the change in product demand. Button-licious, for example, is reeling off face masks like there is no tomorrow. Lashloft, lash phenomenon based in Newcastle, have grown their strip lash range because people cannot get appointments for the salon.
What do all of these businesses have in common? They all have lots of work to do, and not enough time to do it. This is where people like me come in. Here are five reasons why you need a Virtual Assistant during a pandemic.
- We can pick up all the bits you can’t.
Too busy to update Facebook? I got it. Haven’t got time to edit and filter your photographs and make them instagram worthy? I’ll do it. Struggling to get your head around Canva while the work piles up? Let me at it. Emails all over the place? I’ll sort them.
2. We are good at batching tasks.
Because we have a set amount of time each day/week, we sort the tasks into batches so they get done quicker. Sometimes it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees when you have work to do AND admin to do. What do you do first? Give me the admin.
3. We don’t have the distractions that you might have.
Most self-employed people are working from home right now. You might have kids isolating, housework that needs to be done…and that can be really hard to ignore. As your virtual assistant, I have time dedicated to just you. When I dedicate that time to you, all the distractions are literally behind a closed door. I’m all yours.
4. I am committed to your success.
If my work doesn’t benefit you, you won’t continue to hire me. I want to work for you, with you in fact, so that we both succeed. Your success is important to me, and I will work hard to ensure that my time is spent well, building your business from behind the scenes so you can reap the rewards.
5. You probably have another job alongside your new venture.
Don’t burn the candle at both ends. You can handle sales, workshops, livestreams etc. But you have to keep the lights on and the boiler humming. Let me take the extra added stress of your side-hustle, so you can focus on talking to your customer, getting to know them, and going to your day job.