It can sound silly to say that you are paying someone to do something that you could do yourself, but we all do it without really thinking about it. Now and again I don't mind paying the place on the main road £10 to wash my car. I am very capable of washing my car. I own a bucket, a sponge and even some car shampoo, but it is the convenience that is the benefit to me. That might be the convenience of time (although writing this has made me want to time just how long it takes when I next go). Or it might be the convenience of not having to kick myself up the bum to go outside and do it.
Either way, I can see a benefit to me and I can decide what value I place on that. Hiring a virtual assistant can be similar to this.
As a business owner, you will have undoubtedly found yourself in times when there is a task that needs doing and you can do it, but isn't a priority. However, if you put it off it creeps up the priority ranking. In seemingly no time it is at the top of your priority list and you have to stop, or delay, doing something else to make time for it. In the same way you might choose to get someone else to wash the car, there are tasks that you can outsource to a virtual assistant which means you do not have to delay, or even sacrifice something else, to do.
To get an idea of the type of tasks you could outsource have a look at the details on my services page. Is there something you could outsource that could free up your time, be done more efficiently, or just stops you from having to kick yourself up the bum to do?
Maybe only this once there would be a benefit to someone else doing it and that is ok too. The car wash knows I will be back when I need them!