When business owners make New Year’s resolutions, most of them relate to time management. Even the most motivated business owner is restricted by the time they have available.
Common resolutions are ‘become more organised’, ‘improve my social media marketing’, and even ‘work less so I can spend more time with my family’. A Virtual Assistant can help you with all of these tasks, for a fraction of the cost that you would spend doing them yourself.
Working on tedious and repetitive tasks will take you away from working with paying customers and clients. But this doesn’t mean these tasks aren’t important. Business owners end up feeling stressed and unaccomplished when they aren’t completed.
Start Fresh and Kick Goals
A New Year, like the one that is about to begin, is the perfect time for fresh ideas and productive thinking. When you think about all of the jobs a virtual assistant can do for you every week, you will wonder why you don’t have one already.
The benefits are enormous. You will have more time for paid work – doing what you enjoy most, and what you are best at. Most people start a business because they have a passion, so make your New Year’s resolution to refocus on the things that make you passionate.
Find more time for family, life, and you!
Another benefit of hiring a Virtual Assistant, that many people don’t think about, is increased time with your family. Alternatively, you could spend more time on hobbies and interests. Many non-business resolutions relate to leading a healthy life. Your newfound free time can be spent on exercising, playing sport, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Virtual Assistants can help with your personal tasks too, like meal planning and shopping online. They can help you manage your finances or plan a gym routine. The opportunities for virtual assistants are endless, and only limited by your own creativity.
Personal assistants can reply to emails, manage your calendar, create workplace documents, and perform accounting duties. Even if they live on the other side of the world, they can ensure you are booked in at the hairdressers every two months, or develop a marketing campaign to get you new local clients.
Virtual Assistants are Supportive
You may not realise what good company a Virtual Assistant can be. This is especially relevant, if you are working from home in a remote or isolated environment. You will have somebody to bounce your ideas off, and provide you with support, which is invaluable when you want to achieve goals.
Dr Milkman conducted a research study on achieving goals and creating new habits. He says you should tell another person that you’re setting a goal – ‘tell them your plan and ask them to hold you accountable.’ A Virtual Assistant can become your partner, to provide support and keep you on track to achieving your goals.
Keeta Williams is a copywriter from Adelaide, and has enjoyed this experience herself. She says her Virtual Assistant has increased her productivity, and given her more time to complete her copywriting. Keeta says ‘I always ask my virtual assistant for her opinion. Listening to her ideas gives me perspective. She helps me solve problems in ways I wouldn’t have thought of.’
How to Begin
A designated personal assistant is best, because they can work with you to achieve your resolutions over time. They will get to know you, how you work best, and the ways they can be supportive.
If you are considering hiring a Virtual Assistant as a fresh start to the new year, create a list of potential tasks they could complete. Some will be one-off projects, and others will be repetitive tasks that are performed weekly. What jobs are you completing already, that you would gladly hand over to someone else?
Virtual Assistant Team can help you get started, ready for the New Year. We offer a free consultation, free recruitment, and a free trial. Call us now on +61 7 3820 7280.