What is a Virtual Assistant?

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A Virtual Assistant, or ‘VA’, is someone who can help you take care of admin tasks for your business, the difference being to a traditional PA or administration assistant,  is that we’re not physically in your office. We can do the same thing a PA can do, but you don’t even have to find a chair for us as we operate ‘virtually’ from our own home office, connecting over the phone, on Zoom, Teams or via email.

If you’re looking for a VA, you’re either very busy and your daily to-do list stretches out like a streamer or you’re hoping to grow your business but just haven’t got the time and capacity to do everything you need to do to achieve this.

Only 24 hours in a day

Time is your most valuable resource as a small business owner and you only have 24 hours in each day available, no matter how much you would like to achieve – and still have time to fit some sleep in!
Help to grow your business. If you’re spending too much of your time in your business and not working on your business, then you’re not growing your business and no longer reaching your goals.
Getting in some extra help can enable you to find the space to work on your plans and achieve your dreams for your business or be the spark that re-ignites your passion for what you do best.

What to delegate to a Virtual Assistant

Write out a list of everything you do daily and how long you spend doing on each task and then look at the list to see
– which of these you like doing – the reason you set up in business in the first place.

– which of these you don’t like doing – there’s probably a lot of these and the sooner they are off your list each morning the better and you can get on with your day.

– the jobs you need to get done that aren’t your expertise. You’re not an expert at everything and don’t need to learn every skill to be successful. You could delegate these jobs to a Virtual Assistant so you can get back to doing the jobs you enjoy and you’re best at and not spend hours on learning time.

– And finally, the tasks you shouldn’t be doing – by bringing in others to help, you’ll lighten your workload and your mental stress!

A VA can help you by taking on admin tasks, social media posting, research, data entry, email management and a host of other everyday jobs that are essential to running your business, leaving you to focus on what you love about your business.
In essence, making your life easier and more successful.

If you would like to know about how a Virtual Assistant can help your business, why not get in touch to have a chat.