Remember back when you decided to start your own business? You planned all the great things you’d do, having the career you loved and spending more time with your family. You’d only take on the clients you loved, and your days would be happier, more relaxed and stress free.
Now, back to today – what’s on your to do list?
If you’re like most small business owners it could go something like this:
- Read and deal with emails
- Pay outstanding invoices
- Update social media accounts
- Write a blog
- Approve ad in local magazine
- Chase overdue payments
- Send out new invoices
- Check bank account and update accounts
- Chase recent quotes
- Order stationery and more business cards
- Confirm networking event
- Write /manage newsletters
- Catch up with old clients
- Check SEO on website
- Add new pages to website
- Plus much more (see our services)
And that’s before you’ve even started dealing with clients and doing the work you’re supposed to be doing!
Unfortunately when you start your own business no-one tells you that you’re supposed to be an expert in accounts, marketing, advertising, social media, seo, copywriting, credit control and more!
But what can you do when the day to day admin and online tasks seem to take up more time than the work you actually want and need to be doing?
One answer is to hire a VA.
WHAT’S A VA?
A Virtual Assistant can help your business in so many ways – with a little initial input from you and regular catch up Skype chats or calls, every one of those tasks in the list above could have been handled by a VA, leaving you free to run your business.
A Virtual Assistant can open your email, get rid of the spam and respond to any emails that need it, highlighting the ones you need to deal with for when you have the time. He or she can update your accounts, send out invoices and deal with credit control, ensuring that your clients pay on time.
They can setup and send out your newsletter, update your social media profiles and check your latest positions on Google. They can liaise with your suppliers and deal with any issues that arise.
He or she can be your eyes and ears, looking out for anything being said about you online and making sure it is highlighted (if good!) or dealt with (if bad!)
In short, your VA becomes an extension of you, dealing with those day to day tasks that take you away from the things you started your business to do.
Imagine, you get into your office and your email is dealt with, leaving only the things that need your input. Your newsletter is sent out, and any enquiries resulting from it dealt with. Your CRM is up to date, and the latest products are on your website. You have an email detailing your Google positions, and your social media profiles are updated throughout the day.
Your latest bank balance is in front of you, and details of people that have paid are there too.
All you have to do is deal with your clients, giving them the service you love to give.
Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
But it’s not. It’s life with a VA.
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Tell me now, why don’t you have a Virtual Assistant?