As an entrepreneur, one of the things you’re always looking for more of is time. More time to grow your business. More time to train employees. More time to live a balanced and fulfilling life outside the office. Time is a finite resource. And it is also one that is hard to come by.
But there are things you can do as a business owner to save yourself time, and allow you to keep your focus where it should be: on growing your business. I’ve already discussed why hiring a Virtual Assistant might be the right decision for your company. But now let’s drill down more on how bringing a VA onto your team can save you time.
How A Virtual Assistant Can Save You Time
❖ Managing Your Email And Calendar: Two of the biggest time-sucks for any business owner are sending and responding to emails, and managing your schedule. A properly trained VA can read and respond to emails (while passing on only relevant information), schedule your appointments, and plan your travel, freeing you up to concentrate your attention on the big picture ideas that can help your organization flourish.
❖ Handling Your Administrative Work: From attending to personal errands like purchasing gifts online to responding to social media posts and comments, a VA can handle a wide variety of administrative tasks both big and small, giving you the chance to address global issues that affect your business’s bottom line.
❖ Leveraging Their Experience: VA’s generally are independent contractors who work with a diverse group of clients. This means that they’ve likely seen how a lot of different organizations operate, giving them experience they can utilize to help you streamline your existing systems and processes and make them more efficient, saving you time in the process.
❖ Performing Specialized Tasks: One of the great things about hiring a Virtual Assistant is that you can find one who specializes in the areas you need help with. If you need guidance with preparing marketing plans, writing blog posts, web design, search engine optimization, or almost anything else, you can find a VA to assist you with these specific and advanced projects, eliminating the steep learning curve you may face trying to tackle them yourself.
❖ Enhancing Your Customer Service: VA’s work a flexible schedule, meaning that they are on the clock when you need them to be. Therefore they can respond to customer inquiries and provide support outside of normal business hours, both enhancing your customer service and ensuring that you, as a business owner, get some time off the clock.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what a Virtual Assistant can offer your business, and how they can help you maximize your time and profit. For more ideas on what a VA can do for you, as well as help for how to onboard one once they’ve been hired, read our previous article here, and of course check out our website at HRTailorMade.com for more information!