Entrepreneur Natasha Stewart was facing a struggle that almost every working mom faces every day, trying to split her limited time between career and family. Knowing she was not alone, she decided to start a business that helps and empowers stay at home moms to build online businesses! And she didn't stop there, Natasha also hired a professional VA (expert in work life balance) to help her on her journey! Read her inspiring story below!
What were you struggling with in your business that led you to begin working with a virtual assistant?
I was struggling with time and fitting everything into my day that I needed to do. As a working Mum, time is like gold dust and doing the tasks that can be outsourced to a professional virtual assistant just made sense to me. It meant I could spend more time scaling my business instead of working in my business.
I outsourced my first tasks before I could really afford to, but hiring a VA has proven to be a big win for me, both personally and professionally.
Tell us a little bit about what you have delegated and how you work together?
Business Jump revolves around building businesses for stay at home Mums enabling them to have freedom and profit in their online venture. I have been able to delegate my blog writing, social media management, Facebook group administration, website builds and even project coordination to virtual assistants. I now have a team of over 20 VA’s who all work together to keep Business Jump growing and profiting.
How has working with a virtual assistant supported your business, and you personally?
Being able to outsource to VA’s has been a game changer in my business. It has allowed me to scale my business to a six-figure business and enabled me to achieve the work life balance I had been working so hard for. It has meant I can take on more clients and help more Mums realise their dreams of running their own business. With only so many hours in the day, I couldn’t do it all on my own. My team is instrumental in that.
Personally I feel I have been able to get my freedom back and focus on work during work time and family time when I am not working. I can rest assured knowing my business is still ticking along when I am not physically there.
What differences have you noticed in your business since you began working with a virtual assistant?
The main difference is the time I now get to spend with my family and the income growth I have been able to achieve. I work when I want and where I want and my team is there to keep the day to day running of my business in check. I have four project coordinators and one team leader who oversees the team of VA’s and manages their tasks and workloads. It is working well and I am grateful for such a positive and hardworking team. My business has scaled to a six-figure business which I know couldn’t have been achieved as a sole operator.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs seeking virtual assistants?
Go for it! You won’t look back. Once you let go of the controlling mind-set that you might have and allow someone else to complete the task for you, you will be looking for everything and anything you can outsource. Once you find a good VA who understands you and your business, it will be a weight lifted off your shoulders.
Want to learn more about Natasha and her businesses? Visit her website here.
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