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  • Writer's pictureLaura Harrison

3 Reasons You May Need a Virtual Assistant

Are you working long, extended hours? Are you struggling with work-life balance? Is your exhausting workload taking you away from the strategic planning and development of your business? If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, you may need a virtual assistant.

Now you’re wondering, what exactly is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant helps with the administrative task and project management of your business from a remote location. Being a business owner, there’s a lot to manage and not a lot of time. Like most of us, when you started your business, you didn’t have the expectation of spending almost half of your working time each week on managing these types of tasks:

For business owners, anything that takes you away from your business development, improvement ideas and client acquisition & retention is time not well spent. A virtual assistant can help you organize and put a process in place where there previously was none or even help find resources for patenting that next great idea! A virtual assistant not only gives you time, but space to create, to explore, plan and think.

When focused on business development, the work-life balance often times suffers through the long hours required to keep growing and scaling. You can take back your work-life balance by hiring a virtual assistant. You can assign any task within their scope of work to a virtual assistant - its all up to you; with a solid virtual assistant there's no limit of how much of your time can be made free for family, friends, loved ones and personal development.

Say good-bye to time-wasting tasks (that are still critical to business operations) at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee and free yourself up to cultivate genuine connections and a strong network of partnerships, referrals and engagement. When you are strategically planning, costs and networking can never be forgotten. A virtual assistant can assist in discovering opportunities to engage with your target audience, identify people you should meet at events, help you stay on top of follow-ups, reach out to your contacts at optimal times, and keep detailed records of your interactions.

As well as the tasks we have discussed above, virtual assistants may help with:

  1. Data entry

  2. Customer/vendor relationship management

  3. Online community management (groups, blogs, forums and more)

  4. Copy and content writing

  5. And more!

Time savings, cost savings, improvements in bottom line and business growth are all achievable through utilizing a virtual assistant; stop being an overworked employee in your business and become an owner of your business focused on growth and scalability.

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