You might be thinking there’s no way you could hire a virtual assistant right now. Even if that is the case you can start organising and preparing your business now. It’s important that you start implementing systems in your business. So, whatever it is that you do over and over again you need to write that down and break it down step by step. So that when you are ready for that virtual assistant, You already have systems in place.
It all comes down to the fact that we can’t do it all alone. It’s very likely that you will have to hire someone and it’s going to free up your time. You will be able to focus on more revenue-generating activities. And grow your business faster. I love having a VA; she saves me so much time every single month. And helps me with the more time-consuming tasks so that I can focus on driving my business forward.
Here are the Top 10 tasks that you can outsource to your Virtual Assistant.
Websites are not a “set it up and forget about” area. They need continual maintenance. And that does not include the updates or new pages you may want to add to your website. Outsourcing this area to your VA allows you to focus on the areas you are most passionate about.
We use social media to grow our business and connect with your audience.
This can include ghostwriting (someone who writes posts for you under your name). Or your VA could set up the posts and create blog graphics. Scheduling activities can take as much time as writing the content – Outsourcing is the key!
Newsletter setup and scheduling can be a daunting task for many entrepreneurs. Instead, hand this task off to your virtual assistant.
Creating your brand can eat up a lot of time as you perfect what your vision is for your brand. This is a perfect opportunity to outsource this task. It enables you to streamline your visual identity and reduce your to-do list.
Administrative work, date entry, creating document briefs, updating excel sheets, calendar and appointment management are all tasks that consume our daily list. And these do not move your business forward, which means they are great tasks to outsource.
Most business owners tend to get overloaded in their inbox and this is where a VA can provide support. Support in this area includes sending follow-up emails, respond to inquiries, filter emails and sort according to priority.
This is one of the most dreaded tasks of small business owners. Instead of spending hours a month figuring it out (and also worrying if you are doing it right) delegate it out to a trusted individual that specialises in this area.