You are probably aware of the many things a Virtual Assistant (VA) can do to take your business to the next level. No? Well, then check that out HERE.
Okay, now that you are all caught up, here are some of the things you may NOT know your VA could do for your business.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
If you are a speaker then you likely have a busy calendar, lots of emails to weed through daily, a good chunk of travel to get booked, and plenty of detailed logistics to work out. What kind of time does that leave you with to prepare for the actual speaking? Yeah, not much. Hand over these important details to a VA and free up the time you would rather spend on writing anyway, right?
ASSIST WITH WRANGLING PROJECTS
Every business owner has projects. Whether it is to get that social media campaign designed to launch a new product or service or how to get your latest book self-published, a VA has the skill set to keep you organized and on time with your projects.
HELP IDENTIFY AND DOCUMENT BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR BUSINESS
All successful businesses set and follow processes. Over time, trial and error, the practices you use get better, more efficient, and documenting that is key to your business’ success as you grow. Especially when you start to bring on new team members.
Depending upon your line of business, a workflow can be indispensable to creating consistency within your business, as well as for your customers. If you do not know what a workflow is or how it can benefit you, that does not necessarily mean that it cannot make an improvement on your bottom line. By utilizing your VA with your different projects and processes, he or she can become invaluable in identifying if and how a workflow can bring your business up a notch.
SET UP AUTOMATION TO HELP INCREASE EFFICIENCY
In most cases, a VA can very quickly identify opportunities where automation can help increase your business operations efficiency. Increased efficiency can result in a decrease in your expenses while increasing your bottom line. Hold up, what do I mean by automation? Like robots? No, not exactly. Technology – yes. R2-D2 – not so much. There are multiple options of apps and programs designed to automate business workflows out there to choose from and utilize depending upon your business specialty.
CREATE BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANUALS
Processes, workflows, and automation, oh my! Where to keep all this important information? In a manual of course! I have a thing for binders. I love binders. I love putting them together and putting a professional cover on it and dividing it into labeled sections. I know, it probably seems uber boring to you, right? Well, maybe so, but a necessary evil when it comes to making and keeping a business successful and growing.
Each of the previous suggestions often leads to a wonderful thing – process improvement. So, if that is what you are looking for, consider starting with a speaking engagement or project and observe as the innate instincts of a VA in her native environment take hold. What evolves is an entrepreneur’s delight.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATION
Social media is an entire jungle of its very own, so stay tuned for a future blog that will take a deeper dive into this exciting topic.
Are there other things on your list to delegate?