As a self-employed entrepreneur the old adage of there not being enough hours in the day can seem ever truer as business picks up. One of the most common (as well as the most frustrating) factors of such a situation is that there is an eventual glass ceiling as to how much work you can take on and how many clients that you can deal with at any one time. So with this in mind over-hauling the ways in which you work to boost capacity and productivity is essential if you want your turnover to build month on month and year on year.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant: An effective answer to ever increasing profits
One of the most effective ways in which you can recoup time and bolster that bottom line is to hire a Virtual Assistant and here are three solid ways in which your productivity can be boosted.
- Outsource all of the time consuming tasks that aren’t boosting that bottom line
Hiring a Virtual Assistant should serve as an essential resource for the tasks that are taking away from your time and activities that make money. Commonly outsourced tasks may include research, admin, invoicing and scheduling and good Virtual Assistants can flex and fit to your business and the day to day tasks that may pop up on the fly.
- Streamline your communications
Communication is an essential element of any business, but are you really aware of just how much of your time is taken up by replying to emails and speaking on the phone? No? Well the fact that reading Emails and answering phone calls sucks up as much as 28% of each day (Mashable 2012) may just surprise and horrify you in equal measure.
To this end streamlining your communications is essential and a Virtual Assistant can serve as a vital telephone answering and email replying service. What’s more opting to use the same Virtual Assistant consistently means that you benefit from an increasingly knowledgeable first line of defence in protecting your precious money earning time.
- You can free up your time to focus on those core tasks that never get completed
Tackling the accounts, organising your marketing or planning for a future expansion; these are all activities that are the first to suffer when you’re faced with tasks that command your attention right then and right there.
At best this can lead to a poor understanding of your finances and a future that sees you decidedly stuck within the same routine where your business merely treads water, however at worst this can lead to business disrupting financial issues and a business that goes backwards, rather than forwards.
A Virtual Assistant serves as an essential answer in getting those tasks done, and getting them done today. To this end they can be key to growth and an insurance policy against dangerously ignored tasks.