I’m Overwhelmed. Should I Hire A Virtual Assistant?

You know that many tasks need to be done during the day, some of which seem impossible to do. But you may not realize or understand that bringing on administrative support will implement a new way of functioning for your business.

If you’ve ever asked yourself, should I hire a virtual assistant, the following few paragraphs should be helpful to you. 


The primary reason anyone would hire more help is that too much work takes away from things they should be doing.

The best way to evaluate whether you need a virtual assistant or not is to see what you are doing all day.

Take inventory of your daily tasks.


“In the mornings I do ________, ________ and ________. Before lunch I always have to_________ and from 2-5PM I’m doing __________ no matter what.”

A virtual assistant may be a good answer if you spend more time on administrative correspondence and not your vision.

This is especially important if you have noticed that your business is beginning to grow or expand.

Another factor to consider with a virtual assistant is the resources that you will need. Can you afford to hire a virtual assistant?

If you are growing considerably, hiring a full-time or part-time employee might be in your best interest. However, if you don’t know if you’ll have enough work, a virtual assistant is a better option because everything is off-contract. That means that if there is no work, you don’t pay them.

The most important thing to know about hiring administrative support is that by doing so, you’ll be helping yourself save both time and money. Hiring a virtual assistant is the best option if you have room for help, but not for a more significant step such as needing to hire a full-time employee.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed right now, start by answering these two questions: 1) can I afford to hire help and 2) do I have enough work to delegate. 

Once you do, you can hire the right VA for you within the budget parameters you need.

Not sure how much help you need?

Take our brief admin assessment here.

At Your Service,

-SHS Staff