Does this scenario sound familiar? You run your own business. You have many different hats and responsibilities. You are in charge of admin, finance, marketing, personnel and so on and so on.
You consider yourself organised, but still you find that you get to the end of each day with some of that to-do list outstanding. You’ve tackled the urgent and interesting, but the ‘boring necessaries’ or ‘difficult to tackle’ activities are still staring back at you from that list.
Business is good, meaning that you are pretty much at capacity! That’s great! But you aren’t ready to dive in and recruit a person to lighten the load. If only you could get into the T.A.R.D.I.S. at the end of each day and zip back in time in order to finish that to-do list. Well, in effect, you can! Read on…
Hire yourself a virtual assistant, or V.A., as they are also referred to. They are your personal time saving saviour. Being able to buy time from a virtual assistant is as close to time travel as you are going to get!
Consider the value of your time. Let’s say, for example, that your hourly rate is £50. With a quality virtual assistant costing you between £18 and £25 an hour then you can still be earning £25 to £32 per hour for every hour that you use a virtual assistant PLUS crossing those ‘boring necessaries’ and ‘difficult to tackle’ activities off of your to-do list.
And you can time travel as often as you like because virtual assistants can be summoned whenever you need them. By building a relationship with a virtual assistant you can enjoy all the advantages of an in-house assistant, including the trust, rapport and understanding of what needs to be done, with the flexibility of being able to buy their time as and when you need it. You don’t have the worry of employing them and dealing with their sickness pay, holidays and pensions, you only get the help you need, when you need it.
So, how do you begin your time travelling journey and find the right virtual assistant for you? Well, look for a V.A. with good industry experience, if not in your industry then at least one with broad experience. Length of experience is important too as they will know what works and what doesn’t.
Consider the tasks that you would want them to do, now and possibly in the future. Activities undertaken typically include;
– Word processing, Presentations, Proof Reading
– Document management
– Diary management, Travel Planning
– Events Organising and Events Booking – Business & Social
Better to find a V.A. who will be able to help you as your business grows. Once you’ve found the secret to time travel you wouldn’t really want to re-invent the wheel, would you?!
So, what are you waiting for?
Rev up the T.A.R.D.I.S., find your V.A. and save time to make money!
Nikki Saunders and Louise Lee, founders of Saunders and Lee Virtual Assistants have in excess of 38 years experience in both the private and public sectors.