How Much It Costs to Hire a Great VA
I’m all about working with entrepreneurs who are ready to scale to 7-figures while working part-time hours in the next few years.
Getting here means having a team… but it might feel impossible to hire anyone, right?
The first year in my business, I was totally unprepared for all the “extras”.
🔧⚙️🛠️ The website set up, the graphic design, marketing, bookkeeping… everything outside of my services that keep the business running.
I was in way over my head and I spent countless hours at YouTube University, figuring out how to put up my first WordPress website. 🤓
I wanted to scream in frustration while trying to make thin shaded lines in Canva (LINES 🤬).
I listened to the gurus on their podcasts preaching about delegating and hiring VAs, but I wasn’t ready for that, right?
I was still getting started. I didn’t have the full client roster. I didn’t have the $100k+ revenue.
I knew I couldn’t hire until I had at least $100k and had a full client roster.
But on a call with my first-ever coach, I told her I was stressed running the business.
She asked if I considered hiring a VA to help out and increase my capacity.
NO, of course not, I couldn’t afford it yet.
She challenged me to just “window shop” for a VA.
So I dug into Upwork and VA match services.
I was shocked that literally every task I struggled with, there was a VA that could do it for me.
I was impressed by great reviews and testimonials they had for their work.
AND more importantly, I was surprised by their rates and how wide the range was. I COULD afford to hire a VA, maybe even 2!!! 🤯
I jumped into the hiring process immediately.
I created a wishlist of tasks to offload.
I reached out to VAs and scheduled discovery calls.
I hired a VA within 2 weeks.
And I let out a huge sigh of relief…
… before I'd even assigned her a single piece of work. Just knowing that come Monday, I would have someone to support me. Knowing someone has my back and that it wasn't on me to produce - was a huge weight off my shoulders.
I kept my coach updated on my hiring progress, and a month after I hired my VA, how glad I was that I’d hired her. I had so much more time. I didn’t have to do the work I dreaded anymore and I’d signed a new client.
And she laughed and told me she knew that I wouldn’t have believed her if she just told me I could afford to hire.
I had to see the facts and figures for myself.
And now, I know for a fact that VAs come at all levels, at all skill sets, and at all rates.
Literally anyone who wants one can afford to hire a VA to take over the work that drains them, free up their time and grow their business faster.
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You’re Fearless When You Know What to Expect
Has fear ever held you back from doing something that you REALLY, REALLY want to do?
Maybe from showing up Live on Social, joining a club or putting out a new offer?
There was a time when I almost let fear stop me from doing something I was dying to do – travel abroad solo – and the same tactics that let me travel solo fearlessly, also helped me grow my business.
I was Ready but Too Late
Do you know what a hairstylist, a facialist, and a tattoo artist all have in common with your business?
This isn’t a riddle or brain teaser, it’s a fact that I discovered whenever I was looking for someone to support me or my business: By the time that I was “ready” to book an appointment or work with them, it was too late.
Let me explain… and I’m sure you might see some similarities in your day to day.
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