If you are a busy entrepreneur who feels overwhelmed on a regular basis, you would probably benefit from working with a Virtual Assistant. A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a person that works remotely, completing administrative tasks for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He or she works as an independent contractor who has their own business. Virtual assistants can choose to be paid hourly, by a monthly retainer or per project.
Outsourcing work to a Virtual Assistant comes with many benefits for you. As an entrepreneur with a growing business, you may find that there are not enough hours in the day for you to get everything done. A Virtual Assistant can share the workload and free up time for you to work on more important, revenue-generating things. Many of them have specialized skills that you may not have time to learn. Virtual Assistants only get paid for the time that they actually work. So you don’t have to worry about paying for holidays, sick days, or when they are just shooting the breeze at the water cooler. Business owners also save money by not having to pay for office equipment, supplies or employee training.
A great Virtual assistant cares about your business and can help it grow by being your right-hand, making sure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. There are many tasks that you can outsource to a virtual assistant. Some of them include:
- Data Entry
- Email management
- Calendar scheduling
- Travel arrangements
- Proofreading and editing
- Social media management
- Customer service
- Website/Blog maintenance
Once you’ve decided that you want to seek additional help, I would suggest taking the time to make a list of all the tasks you complete in your business. Objectively review them to determine which tasks from that list you are comfortable letting someone else handle. Then search for a Virtual Assistant with those specific skills.
Feel free to contact me if you’d like to learn more about outsourcing work to an amazing Virtual Assistant like myself.