How a Virtual Assistant Can Get You Back to Where You Need to Be In Your Business
Are you spending hours and hours trying to catch up on the day-to-day tasks that need to be done to stay in business, all the while you are missing opportunity after opportunity on new business? In this article I will explain how a Virtual Assistant (VA) can help you to refocus on your business.
Being a business owner you probably feel like you are being pulled in several different directions in a day. You probably have a lengthy to-do list and have no time to focus on the things that matter, like doing the income generating activities that made you want to start your business.
Here are just a few things that a Virtual Assistant can do to relieve your stress, give you time back in your day as well as increase your profits! Sound to good to be true? Find out more!
One major tasks that can help you regain time in your day and increase your profits is to have a your virtual assistant manage your calendar. Schedule your appointments, never miss an appointment with a prospect or a client again. This also eliminates the potential for lost profits. Your virtual assistant can take an hour each day to make reminder calls to upcoming appointments. Your prospects and clients will not miss an opportunity with you again, increasing opportunity to generate more revenue.
Another time saving tasks that can help you grow your online brand awareness and presence is having your virtual assistant manage your social media. Social media a still a huge part of brand awareness and for those business owners who say “I don’t have a Facebook Page for my business” I say you should! I can’t stress enough how important it is. I guarantee 99% of your target audience are on Facebook and you are missing a huge opportunity to increase your brand awareness, as well as increase revenue. Creating Facebook ads is a great way to increase revenue and re-target prospects. A virtual assistant can create content around your business brand, and research the social media platform where your audience is most likely to be and schedule posts around your target market preferred time and days.
How many nights have you spent answering emails and filtering through your spam emails into the early hours of the am? This doesn’t need to be a tasks that should cause you to lose sleep over. A virtual assistant can filter through your email inbox and mark and move important emails that need your immediate attention in a fold inside your email service. A virtual assistant can also take the time to unsubscribe to unwanted or unimportant emails and keeping the ones that are important to you and your industry. You know the ones, we all get them and they fill up our email box and we never read them.
Do you have a bookkeeper? Do you know where your business finances stand at any given moment? Do you know if you’re making a profit, breaking even, or at a loss? These are things every business owner needs to know at all times. Are you entering every transactions one by one? A virtual assistant can setup and automate your transactions. This is a huge time saver and can save you thousands at the end of the year when you scrambled to gather all your tax information only to find out that there are missing transactions that could have helped you increase your yearly deductions.
The conclusion is, that you don’t have to hire a full-time employee, or lose sleep running your business to increase your revenue. You can surpass the five year mark and have completely sustainable and successful business, by simply outsourcing the right tasks. Click here to find out what other tasks can be outsourced to a virtual assistant.
I am Lisa Silva, Owner of LMS Remote Office Services. I am a Certified Virtual Assistant specializing in administrative tasks, email marketing and bookkeeping. If you or someone you know is looking for a virtual assistant, I would love to help them. Please share this information, and you can contact me at 661-388-0161 for a FREE consultation.
Stay tuned for my next article “The Fears of Outsourcing” It’s not as scary as you think!