Do you have someone that helps you in your day to day life like a personal assistant, a Virtual Assistant, or even a receptionist in your office? If not, you may not realize that you are potentially leaving a lot of money on the table.
In my business, I have a team of Virtual Assistant’s who help me support my clients. They range in specialties from real estate professionals to administrative support, to graphic design. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to support the large client-base that I do, and I wouldn’t be able to “duplicate” myself life I am able to do now.
Recently, I took it a step further and hired a personal assistant who comes into my home each day. She spends a couple of hours helping around the house with laundry, dishes, basic upkeep, and smaller organizing projects that would take me all day. Then she spends a couple of hours helping me in my business with some social media, answering emails, and generally just “being me”. These are all things I wish I enjoyed or had time for, but just don’t.
I know you can find a million things you’d want a Virtual Assistant or a personal assistant to do for you if you just sit down and think about it. The biggest “excuse” that people find though, is that they think it’s too expensive.
And it can be, if you’re not doing it the right way.
My time, depending on what I am doing, is worth roughly about $50 per hour. I can work with one person at a time for $50 per hour and make a decent living. With the help of my Virtual Assistant’s, I can be working with multiple clients at a time, bringing in $50 per hour on each one, making it more like $200 per hour. Now, of course I have to pay my VA’s, but I have a great business structure that ensures that my VA’s and I are both profitable (all U.S.-based and well-paid).
Having a personal assistant is the same. I work from home, and a lot of the household chores are my responsibility. Even though I’m running a business, the laundry still has to get done, the floors need vacuuming (I have 4 kids, so almost daily!) and other things need to happen in order for my house to be as clean as I like it.
Stopping work to fold and put away a load of towels can cost me close to $50, not to mention it pulls me away from focusing on what needs to be done at work.
It’s also freeing to have people support you. I am free to focus on the big picture parts of my business. I can plan for growth and expansion because I don’t have to focus on everything. I don’t have to be everywhere; I hire and work with amazing people who allow me to appear to be everywhere.
What would it mean to you if you were able to free up some time? How many different ways can you make your money back? If you’re a real estate agent, your time is worth much more than $50 per hour. If you could free up some time by hiring a Virtual Assistant to help with your marketing or transactions, you can quickly move from client to client, increasing your “hourly rate” exponentially.
If you’re still not convinced that this will work for you personally, leave me a message in the comments below or call me up and we can discuss your unique circumstances. I challenge you to prove me wrong 🙂
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