Getting Extra Help: Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant?

Many authors find themselves overwhelmed with the amount of tasks they must complete while writing their next novel. From managing emails to researching content, the list of duties can seem endless.

Fortunately, hiring a virtual assistant can help take some of the stress off of an author’s shoulders and provide them with more time to focus on the creative process. A virtual assistant is a fantastic resource for authors who need help organizing their workflow and delegating tasks.

Keep reading to learn how a virtual assistant can help you with the business side of your author life!

The Benefits Of Hiring A Virtual Assistant

Hiring a virtual assistant free up time for you to focus more on writing. It can also help increase productivity and efficiency in other areas of your business like meeting with publishers or doing a media tour to promote your book.

A Virtual Assistant can help you with:

  • Social media marketing
  • Book launch events
  • Media outreach
  • Influencer outreach
  • Newsletter writing
  • Email marketing
  • Blog content writing
  • Social media management
  • Copywriting
  • and other tasks

The best way to evaluate on whether you need to outsource to a virtual assistant or not is to make a list of all your responsibilities. If the list shows you are spending most of your time on administrative work than writing your next book, then a V.A. may be your best bet. This is especially important if you have noticed that your brand is beginning to grow or expand.

If You’re Worried About Costs

Hiring a V.A. will depend on where your business is and what type of help it needs. If you are growing considerably, it might be in your best interests to hire a full-time or part-time employee. However, if you’re not sure if you will have that much work to support a full-time V.A., it’s still a better option. And that’s because the work is contractual. Meaning that if there is no work, you don’t pay them.

Getting Extra Help: Should You Hire A Virtual Assistant? An easy way to evaluate your business to determine if you need a Virtual Assistant and some food for thought if you're worried about costs. #business #entrepreneurs #solopreneurs #bosslady #bossmom #virtualassistants

Closing It Up

I hope this post helped answer the question about hiring a V.A. for your business.

By hiring a V.A., you will be helping yourself with both time and money. Like I mentioned, the easiest thing to do is to evaluate your situation carefully. If you have room for some help, hiring a virtual assistant is the best option. This will ensure that you will get the most for your time and money in the long run.

about cori

I help authors save time by taking care of tasks like social media, bookkeeping, and promotional work. In other words, I’m the girl behinds the scenes getting things done while you focus on what you do best: writing!

I have over five years of experience as a virtual assistant, and I’ve worked with Wise Ink Authors since 2017. I understand the challenges and demands of being an author, so I’m here to help you manage your time and meet your deadlines.

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  1. Moss Clement says:

    Hi Cori,
    Some people would say it all depends on the individual whether he hires a VA or not. However, the digital marketing space is ever-evolving, with trends and strategies, it can be challenging to handle all the workload. So ideally, hiring a VA is a fantastic investment. It allows you to focus on other vital areas of your business.

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