Why you should outsource administrative tasks to a Virtual Assistant.

outsource administrative tasks


Simply put, your administrative tasks

don’t pay you!

You make money for your skills, which vary far between giving insightful advice to your clients, speaking for thousands of entrepreneurs or perhaps co-writing the next best seller.

Don’t get me wrong, they may be the more simple of tasks on your plate, but if I’m guessing correctly, they’re also the most time sucking things in your day, right?

Everything from updating your social media, email correspondence, setting up appointments, blogging, website edits, etc. is where a Virtual Assistant will do wonders for your business. You can even find techie VA’s to assist you as well.

You don’t have to have an online business to hire a VA- even though you should be online, however, your business can be off-line and a VA will still be instrumental in keeping your sanity. A Virtual Assistant will, in most cases, be able to set you up with a smooth transition, especially, if you’ve never worked with anyone virtually. There are many online resources that make virtual work relationships a success.

When you outsource tasks,

These are the key benefits a Virtual Assistant will offer:

    • More time for you to focus on earning money for your skill(s)
    • More time with your family & life adventures
    • Exploring new ways to uncover your potential
    • Less headache, if you don’t prefer the admin or techie stuff
    • Extra collaboration/second opinion partner, when desired

Even more necessary

As you can tell, these key benefits when outsourcing your administrative tasks are much needed for any business and even more necessary for solopreneurs. In addition, when you look at it closely, doesn’t it make sense to pay someone for his or her skill and value just as someone pays you for expertise?

Not sure where to start?

I invite you to schedule a free consultation to chat with me about your business and why you need to outsource administrative tasks. If you’re not sure where to start I’d be happy to give you some tips!

Why you should outsource administrative tasks to a Virtual Assistant.

Yes, Virtual Assistants Work Smarter By Hiring Teams too.

It’s day 16 of the Blog Challenge with Natalie Sisson and I have my 17 month old helper on my lap today for this post!

Though that’ not the help we will cover today in response to the topic! :)

Natalie asks, “How will you build a team around your vision and work smart instead of hard?”

Work Smarter as a Virtual Assistant

As a Virtual Assistant/OBM this is what I help my clients with everyday. Turning the consistent tasks into delegated projects for a VA, which for me ranges from website management to data entry, to work smarter towards their vision of an ideal lifestyle.

When you are a VA or OBM, it can prove challenging to learn the concept of delegation, even though it’s what we teach and do. Maybe it’s because we do it all for others, we automatically think we can handle our own businesses. However, it’s absolutely impossible to hold onto your sanity after a certain point of having a never ending task list, even at the end of the day.

Work Smarter

 How I’ll Work Smarter

So, working smarter and not harder is for me all about delegation to another Virtual Assistant, who I teach my business processes to. It’s really quite a simple concept and having the right tools in place or business processes written out can allow one to fully provide the right services to you on the level you wish to have them provided.

The key is to not let your business get overrun before you hire someone to help you. Read more about When to Hire a Virtual Assistant.

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Work smarter not harder with a Virtual Assistant! (Tweetable)

If you’re looking to hire a Virtual Assistant or any other service provider, I encourage you to check into my free How to Hire a Virtual Assistant Checklist. It will help prepare you before hiring someone on your team and point out some of the key pieces to implement before and after hiring a VA.

Yes, Virtual Assistants Work Smarter By Hiring Teams too.

When to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Off or Online Business

When to Hire a virtual assistantThere really isn’t a right answer as to when it is “most” beneficial for an off or online business to hire a Virtual Assistant because each business and it’s projects are different.

However, as business owners you likely understand the importance of planning ahead, setting up short and long-term goals, while fitting pieces into place along the way of launching new ideas and products to bring in quantitive results. Right?

This means for you as a business owner, whether you’re a physical location based store front with a website or purely online with all your products and services, a virtual assistant can be a key factor which allows you to focus on only the tasks you can accomplish in your business.

Let’s look at an example:

If my client is writing a book, but they have social media to post, emails to contend with, research demands to find the best publisher or details about how to publish successfully, marketing tactics for product launch to strategize and a continual list of to dos- they will never get to sit down and write  a book that has all their time and attention to focus on developing amazing content for their audience.

So, planning ahead with a virtual assistant can mean they draft and format blogs, schedule social media about an awesome new product launch and existing content you have created, researching specific details, managing email inquiries and all those little things that take up time, which don’t require the author to set in motion.

I promise you absolutely don’t want to wait until you’re starting to feel a little overwhelmed! You need to get a plan in action with someone who will support your off or online business before you let projects linger around your desk or in your project management system. If this happens you will only add unnecessary stress in your life and potentially hurt your business. Not preparing or getting your project well-organized or complete can lead to a poor business reputation. It shows a lack of control over your business and may frighten others away from trusting your brand.

I want you to think about your next big project. It can be a product launch, setting up a website, or traveling to speak at different summits and conferences. Now think about what specific tasks don’t require you- projects that happen repeatedly or have a system like blogging, social media, website edits, email management. Now imagine if you could have someone help you complete those tasks to allow you to focus on your →BIG PROJECT← the one only you can work on, and imagine how all stress and overwhelm will be eliminated after a couple weeks of training the right person.

It’s your turn: Have you waited until it was too late when your growing business took a plunge from your unreadiness? Share your experience on how you salvaged your business with an online service provider like a VA or OBM!

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Think you might need to look into hiring a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager? Take a look at Olivia O’Hara Solutions to find a solution you need to keep you sane and your business moving along.

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When to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Off or Online Business