Has your business got a project that needs to be completed, but you don’t have the resources to do it well enough? Or are you just getting sick of all the admin involved with running your own business?
If the answer to either of those questions is “yes” then you most probably require your very own Virtual Assistant. A “VA”, as they are commonly referred to as, can perform all sorts of functions for your business. They can handle all sorts of administrative tasks on your behalf, or complete specialist tasks that draw upon their unique knowledge. They can even run your entire back office from the comfort of their own home office. The only thing you shouldn’t expect a VA to do for you is to make the coffee!
Any business wanting to grow quickly without the option to invest a huge amount of money into infrastructure should consider a virtual assistant. There are virtual assistants to cater for almost every type of specialisation. The best tactic for a small business owner is outsource all of the processes that take up too much time or that they struggle with.
Remember to be very clear about what you expect the Virtual Assistant to do, as any ambiguity over their role will only potentially lead to problems in the future. If you have any personal quirks or preferences for the way you like work to be completed, make sure that the VA is aware of this and they will try to cater to your needs.
The basis of any contract with a VA should be determined by when you expect the work to be completed. Without a specific deadline for the completion of work, you have no comeback if tasks are not completed quickly enough for your liking. Having set deadlines, it is important to take a step back. The VA is likely to have a number of clients and if you are constantly checking with them to see how they are progressing it is not a productive use of time for either of you.
There is no point outsourcing tasks that you usually complete yourself only to waste the time that you save. Whenever you use a Virtual Assistant, ensure that you have something productive to do that will assist your business in the meantime.
Find out what a Virtual Assistant might be able to do for your business by asking WinWeb Support.