Being an Entrepreneur is time consuming, you already know that. However, figuring out how we spend our time can sometimes be just as difficult. To an entrepreneur time is money and every second counts. That is why it is extremely important to only focus your time on revenue generating activities. A virtual employee can help you do this and for less than you think.
A virtual assistant or virtual employee is a person who can help you in your everyday business. In the last few years as an entrepreneur I've learned to accept what my strengths are and what my weaknesses are. Understanding what my weaknesses were led me to the single most powerful idea I've ever had since starting my business. The idea was to hire a virtual assistant.
After reading the well known book "The 4-Hour-Workweek" by Tim Ferris I quickly grasped the power and freedom a virtual assistant could provide.
Almost immediately I began a search to find a virtual assistant. I was amazed at the sheer volume of people that have chosen this virtual position as a career path. Even more shocking to me was that some of these virtual employees have been doing this for years. Some have even built their practice into a full-time business, creating jobs for other virtual employees as well.
I interviewed 6 candidates, all of which were from different continents than myself. I settled on a gal named Sonia from Chandigarh, India who was polite, proactive and most of all persuasive. She comforted me in the fact that she could handle the tasks that I had earmarked for virtual assistance.
Sonia started that same day. She began by finishing one of my websites for me. The website was previously being worked on by an American firm that was not only overrated but overpriced. In fact, for 1/8th the price and in a matter of days, the website that was dragging on and on for months was now completed. I was amazed.
I attribute this progress to the work ethic that Sonia has and still practices. She is from a place in the world where work ethic is still worth something. Sonia has basically built an entire business for herself based on her reputation and not only has my business, but also the business of many of my colleagues whom I've converted to the virtual employee model over the last 12 months.
I share this post with you not to market my own success but to help you achieve your own. As an entrepreneur you need help, we all do, and if I could make a humble recommendation to you, it would be to explore the virtual employee options for your business today.