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March 15, 2018

 

If you’re wondering if a virtual assistant is worth it, try keeping a log of what you do for a week. Think about how much you earn an hour, and whether making a restaurant reservation with a new client, for example, is worth that amount per hour. Would your time be better spent thinking of innovative processes, revenue-producing ideas or interacting with key customers? If so, hiring a virtual assistant may be worth it as you strive to be more productive and innovative. If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to keep up with your personal life and career, it may be time to consider a virtual assistant who can enable you to focus on the things that add meaning to your life – not hassles.

 

One of the biggest reasons why entrepreneurs nowadays struggle to grow their businesses is because they are simply wearing too many hats. Rather than trying to do it all yourself,  It’s just plain smart to leverage your time with talented virtual assistants.

 

But what can a Virtual Assistant do? The biggest reason why business owners and entrepreneurs procrastinate and don't pull the trigger with outsourcing is simply because they really don’t have a clue what tasks they would outsource in the first place! Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

 

1.    Email Management/Filtering
2.    Manage your Blog
3.    Booking appointments with clients
4.    Following up with clients/customers 
5.    Receptionist duties (answering occasional calls)
6.    Calendar Management
7.    Answering Support Tickets
8.    Database building (updating email or contact lists on your CRM)
9.    Research on certain topics for blogposts, newsletters or others
10.  Personal online errands (purchasing gifts/ect online)
11.  Hotel and Flight Booking, Travel Management
12.  Transcription (transcribing voicemail, video or audio, podcasts etc.)
13.  Taking down minutes of meetings
14.  Creating basic reports (reports on weekly tasks, deliverables, sales)
15.  Preparing Slideshows (Powerpoint or Keynote Presentations)
16.  Liaison between you and other team members
17.  Recruitment (source for other team members like writers or graphic artists)
18.  Set-up Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube)
19.  Manage and update Social Media Accounts
20.  Setting up Auto Responders (Constant Contact, Mailchimp)
21.  Publish posts on your Blog (content you provide or they can write)
22.  Filter  and reply to comments on your blog
23.  File Management (organizing files using Dropbox, OneDrive, etc)
24.  Blog commenting (to increase links to your site)
25.  Participating in discussion forums or message boards (more promotion!)

 

So what's the next step? Call Blue Collar Business Services at 732-451-7656 and get outsourcing!

 

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