Compare that feeling to the way you feel now - over-worked, stressed-out, out-numbered by mundane tasks?
You need a V.A. - an independent, self-employed Virtual Assistant who can perform all those task that you hate, or are driving you crazy.
All those little details that keep you awake & worrying at 3:00 am - hand them over, let someone else take care of them.
1. Increases your productivity
- Once you're free of most of the mundane work, you can concentrate on new business development & acquisition.
- Less procrastination - instead of spending days putting off those boring tasks, hand them to someone who enjoys doing them, smile, and get on with your inspiring work.
- Knowing that your VA is working on those tasks you hate, releases your mental resources to really focus on what excites you, sky-rocketing your productivity.
2. Decreases your operational costs
- Your VA will perform routine business tasks much faster than you can; faster operational time = lower costs.
- Unlike an employee, your overhead costs for a VA are zero - you only pay for the actual work performed, nothing else. No office space, desks, training, computers, et cetera.
3. Frees you up to focus on the crux of your business
- You get to focus on the fun, creative aspects of your business. You didn't really start a business so that you can spend up to 60% of your time on admin, did you?
- With lower stress levels, more time available, and less procrastination, you're free to concentrate on your revenue-generating activities. Are you excited yet?
4. Streamlines your business processes
- Your VA will streamline your existing business processes, or create new ones, for your recurrent tasks. You do have business processes, right?
- She will implement tools & processes to make your operations more efficient.
- You'll deliver better results to your customers in a shorter time-frame.
- Streamlined, efficient processes translate into better customer service, which leads to higher customer retention. Who would say no to higher profit?
5. Get the benefits of technology without the investment
- A VA invests in their own technology training - you get the benefit at no cost.
- Additional savings come from not having to buy the software your VA uses.
- Your VA uses up-to-date technology - you don't need to worry about upgrades.
- Bonus - you don't have to keep learning to use new software.
6. Reduces your stress levels
- Having a VA means you no longer have to do everything yourself - you share the workload.
- Lower stress levels lead higher levels of productivity - you get more of the important stuff done.
- A VA works around your schedule, so once you've allocated the work, you can relax in the certainty that it is in progress.
7. Better time management
- You'll have the time to concentrate on the urgent & important aspects of your business, rather than being overwhelmed by repetitive, unappealing work.
- All your time & attention can be focused on urgent matters, as they arise.
- Allows you the time to work On your business, no longer just In your business.
- Frees you up to allocate time to your priority business goals.
8. Benefits of a trained, experienced VA
- Your VA runs his own business; he knows what it takes. You get an experienced VA from the get-go.
- Your VA already knows the best processes & software for specific work - you don't have to figure it out - she knows what she's doing.
Still not sure? Here are a few areas your VA can help with:
- Graphics creation
- Business branding
- Blog writing and formatting
- Newsletter creation
- Statistics and analysis
- Video editing
- Email Support
- Online Content Management
- Social Media support
- Graphic design
- General Administration
- Template design and set up
- Blog or Report writing
Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant is covered in Part 6.