Updated: Nov 27
If you are looking for a way to accomplish more and be more productive in your business, a Virtual Assistant is a good option. When delegating tasks to a Virtual Assistant, be sure to set clear expectations, provide clear instructions, be patient, and be willing to lead the way.
"With a little effort, you can find a Virtual Assistant who can help you save time, and get more done, making you more productive in your business."
Be clear about your expectations. Make sure you communicate your needs and expectations to your Virtual Assistant so they can provide the best possible service.
Provide clear instructions. When you give your Virtual Assistant a task, be sure to provide clear instructions, such as an Agenda, so they know exactly what to do.
Be patient. It may take some time for your virtual assistant to get up to speed on your needs and preferences. Be patient and provide feedback as needed.
Be willing to delegate. One of the best things about Virtual Assistants is that they can do tasks that you don't have time for or that you don't enjoy doing. If you're willing to let go of some control, a virtual assistant can be a great way to free up your time and energy for more important things.
Here are a few more specific examples of how a Virtual Assistant can help you accomplish more in your business:
Schedule appointments, manage your calendar, and send emails.
Research topics, write articles, and create presentations.
Manage your social media accounts, respond to customer inquiries, and track leads.
Help with bookkeeping, data entry, and other administrative tasks.
For more information and help, see our Remote Work Hiring Guide
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Valencia Sims is the CEO + Marketing Director at Atlanta, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida-based Management Consultant Firm V-Source Office & Marketing LLC. Since 2003, Valencia Sims has worked with over 4,000 Entrepreneurs and has volunteered time in the Small Business Community to implement operational processes that sustain profitability for Entrepreneurs.