Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?
Congratulations! You have finally made the decision to hire a virtual assistant… so, now what?
This is a huge step and can be a little overwhelming. If you are like me, your To-Do list as a business owner is vast, and every single task seems like the most important one to start with. Then, the phone rings, an employee comes into your office, you need to step out to assess an issue – the list goes on and on. And your To-Do list just got longer!
So here we are – let’s dive in.
What Takes the Most Time Out of Your Day?
The best place to start is to figure out what takes the most time out of your day. Is it being on the phone – answering emails – marketing – staying in touch with clients you already have?
For me, it was the phone. I used to own a luxury vacation rental company in a ski town in Colorado. As the sole proprietor, my To-Do list was endless. If there had been a Virtual Assistant to help, I would have started with creating a FAQ for vacation rental guests that would address the most common questions before arrival. As it was, I spent way too much time explaining everything on the phone when it could have been efficiently handled by managing the most basic expectations in writing.
Next, email – is your inbox overwhelming? Do you need to categorize, archive, delete, or clean up all the spam that comes your way? Unsubscribe, unsubscribe, unsubscribe! It takes time, but a VA can easily handle it.
If I Hire a Virtual Assistant, Will It Really Help?
What about that project that you have been putting off? You know – the one that will catapult your business to the next level? A Virtual Assistant can help you break it down into manageable pieces so that you can seriously start scaling your business.
Been putting off engaging with customers and clients on social media? Guess what? Virtual Assistants have loads of experience in social media management and can put a campaign together that will get your customers connecting!
Now, let’s briefly visit about those personal things you have been forgetting. Whose birthday have you recently forgotten? It’s embarrassing when you forget a loved one, co-worker, or friend’s birthday, right? A Virtual Assistant (like Virtual Task Pro!) can set up an automated text reminder for all those repetitive occasions, so you’re always on time with good wishes.
Imagine… you can honestly start looking for fun things to do instead of trying to clean up your To-Do list. Isn’t it time to start living your life, rather than letting your work determine how that happens?