A Virtual Assistant is someone who can support your business from a remote location, giving you more time to spend on your business. If you are not sure what a VA can do to support your business. Take a look at our simple steps to discover what you can outsource to your VA.
The first question to yourself would be, what is your biggest pain point right now?
- Business is exceptionally busy.
- Too much admin and not enough time to do it.
- It is much quieter than usual.
- Your list is so long, you just don’t know where to start.
If you answered yes to any of the above, follow these four simple steps to finding out what you can outsource to your VA.
1. Start by writing a list of everything you do in your business.
This may take some time, but don’t rush it. It is important to create a list of all the tasks you need to get done, daily, weekly or monthly to help your business run smoothly. It is a good idea to spend a few days making this list, so as you go to do a new task you check if you have made a note of it.
2. Go through your list.
Grab some highlighter pens and make your way through the list (it could be quite long).
a. Go through the list to highlight everything only you can do.
These are the tasks that you cannot delegate to someone else.
b. With a different colour, now highlight the things you are not confident in doing, or lack the skills to do.
These may be specialist skills, such as bookkeeping, marketing, or sales.
c. With a third highlighter, finally mark all the things you don’t like doing.
These are the things you just don’t enjoy doing so they take you much longer to do then they should. By highlighting these, you can look at delegating them to someone who enjoys doing them, taking much less time. This will help to free up your time and in the long run, save you money.
3. Think about the things that always stay on your to-do list.
Which colours did you use to highlight them?
Are they tasks that you think only you can do? Sometimes we delegate ourselves tasks so we can keep control of them, but we often find other things come first and they get left to do another day. Or maybe you think you need to do the tasks yourself, but you don’t actually enjoy doing the tasks.
Do you need to change the colour that you used to highlight them? Be honest with yourself.
4. Now take a final look at your list
Anything you have not highlighted as only you can do, can be delegated to someone else, giving you more time to concentrate on your business.
As a team of Virtual Assistance, we have a range of specialisms and skills that can support you and your business.
Now you have a list of tasks you can delegate, fill in our booking form to book your free discovery call. Find out how we can support you and your business by reducing your to do list.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of hiring a VA, you can read some of our other blogs:
40 ways a virtual assistant can help
Gone are the days of the traditional office-based pa
Why you should start outsourcing your work
How can a VA help you to grow your business?