PICTURE THIS: YOUR WORKDAY IS COMING TO AN END.
Five o’clock rolls around, and instead of firing off some last-minute emails while glancing anxiously at the clock and mentally planning which overdue tasks you can roll over to tomorrow, you’ve completed every single item on your to-do list and get to stroll away from your desk.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
But for many business owners, it also sounds like a work of fiction.
In reality, most business owners suffer from time poverty. They have too much to do and not nearly enough time to do it. They know they need to be more efficient and focus more on core business tasks, but they just can’t pull those extra hours out of thin air.
If this describes you, it’s time to work smarter, not harder. The best way to gain more time in your business is to use a virtual assistant.
You deserve to stroll away from your desk on time every day - or *gasp* even have the odd day off! So, let’s look at how a good virtual assistant can make that happen.
TIME IS MONEY.
Okay, we know it’s a cliche, but it’s a good one! Being inefficient in your business is more than just annoying – it actually affects your revenue.
In fact, business inefficiencies can eat up between 20 and 30% of your revenue every year.
Just think about it: you are the engine that propels your business forward. If you spend hours every week on general admin tasks or keeping your social media up to date, you’re likely sacrificing time that could be spent on the core tasks that only you can do – those core jobs that will grow your business.
Of course, social media and admin tasks can’t be ignored – they are part of the intricate lattice that keeps your business ticking over – but YOU don’t have to do them.
The decision to outsource is a GOOD one.
Think of it like using one of those futuristic self-drive vehicles. The car keeps humming along, but instead of spending hours controlling every gear change, acceleration, and turn, you can use the time for more productive things. Whether that’s sleeping, working, relaxing, or socialising is up to you.
All you have to do is program the destination and focus on what you choose to in the full confidence that you’ll get where you’re going.
WHAT CAN YOU OUTSOURCE TO A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?
You’re the captain of the ship, so what you outsource is up to you. Generally, you’d be looking to outsource any task that keeps you from doing the most essential business work, jobs that you enjoy doing, or jobs that you excel at.
Here’s an overview of what a good virtual assistant can take care of for you.
- Social Media Management
- Content Creation
- Data Entry and Analysis
- Document Formatting and Proofreading
- Email Control
- Calendar/Diary Management
- General Admin
- Travel Planning
- Project Management
- Customer and Supplier Relations
- Agendas and Minute-taking
- Presentation Design
- Report Creation
GAIN MORE TIME WITH GOOD BUSINESS PROCESSES
Another crucial way a virtual assistant can help you be more productive is by implementing streamlined business processes.
There are probably dozens of things in your business that could be done more efficiently – from invoicing and email management to social media posting and customer communications.
Chances are, as a good businessperson, you know these things could be done better, but you just don’t have the time to make it happen!
A good virtual assistant is a powerhouse of organisation. They know all the tips and tricks to increase efficiency – whether it’s by automating some business tasks or creating new systems to get them done.
When you hire a virtual assistant, you are not just hiring someone to physically do essential tasks for you. You’re gaining someone who can review and improve the way things are done within your business to save even more time.
FIND GOOD PEOPLE TO FREE UP YOUR TIME
“If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.” - John C. Maxwell
Have you decided what you’re going to do with all the extra hours you’ll have in your week when you use a virtual assistant?
You could leverage your time at your desk to grow your business, get a few extra hours of sleep in the morning, spend more time with your family, or start a new hobby. Either way, it’s all good with us.
At Good Line, we want your life to be GOOD. We make this happen by providing tailored support with no hidden costs or agenda. You get what you need, when you need it.
We think so.
It’s time to stop dreaming of gaining time in your business and make it happen. All it takes is a phone call. Get in touch with the Good Line team today to gain more time tomorrow.