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What Is a Virtual Assistant and What Do They Do?

When you’re running a business, it can feel as if there are never enough hours in the day. There’s so much to deal with from day to day that it’s too easy to get bogged down with the small stuff. Would you rather focus on doing what you love and growing your business?

Maybe it’s time you hired a VA.

What Is a VA?

A VA or virtual assistant is a qualified professional who can take some of those day-to-day tasks off your hands. Whether it’s admin, posting on social media, or managing your diary, you can delegate safe in the knowledge that the jobs will get done. This frees you up to get on with the business of actually running your business.

Why Do I Need a VA?

As your business grows, there will come a time when it’s impossible to do everything yourself. If you know that you need help but you;

Worry that you can’t afford to pay an extra salary;

Don’t want the obligations related to taking on an employee;

Don’t have the space or equipment for an extra employee;

Hiring a VA is the perfect solution.

The Benefits of Hiring a VA

  • Tasks will actually get done;
  • You can delegate tasks you aren’t so good at;
  • It frees up your time to focus on things that will help your business grow;
  • You’ll get your time and sanity back.

What Type of Work Does a VA Do?

VAs can do a huge range of tasks ranging from general admin to those that require a more specific skill set. For example, as part of my VA services I offer:

Diary / calendar management

Meeting arrangements

Email management and detox

Form completion

Event coordination

Client and supplier communication

Spreadsheet creation and updating

Invoicing and chasing payments

Research

Gift sourcing

Database and CRM management

PowerPoint presentations

Feedback survey creation

Eventbrite events setup

Email Marketing set up

Custom Trello board creation

Sounds Good – Where Do I Start with Hiring a VA?

Decide Which Tasks You Need to Outsource

Make a list of tasks you’d want to outsource to a VA. If you get stuck, look at the jobs that aren’t that important but take up a lot of your time.

Maybe it’s the tedious and time-consuming task of detoxing your email inbox. Maybe it’s the technical side of managing your website that drives you to distraction. Or is it creating content for social media that saps your brain power? You can delegate all of these and more to a VA!

Work Out How Many Hours You Need a VA For

This will help you budget for the cost of getting in some help. If you already do the tasks you want to delegate yourself, you should have an idea of how long things will take. The great thing about working with a VA is the flexibility. You can hire someone for a certain amount of hours per week, per month, per project, or just as needed.

Set Up a Trial With a VA

Whether you’ve googled someone and they seem like a good fit or they’ve been recommended to you by someone in your network, it can be a good idea to do a trial run. Your chosen VA might be amazing or they might not be a good fit. The best way to find out is to agree on a probationary period to see how well you work together.

Is it Time To Get In Some Help?

You will never save time or money (or grow your business) by trying to do everything yourself. Instead, you’ll become over-burdened and burnt out. You’ll lose your passion and you’ll lose sight of where it is that you want your business to go. Hiring a VA is an affordable and flexible way to get the help you need.

Want to;

Claim your time and sanity back?

Get your business back on track?

Ditch the overwhelm?

Let’s chat to see how my VA services can save your sanity and supercharge your productivity.

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