We all go through times where our schedules get out of hand, and we have more to get done in a workday than could be completed in a full day. Luckily for some of us, that’s the exception and not the rule, but for the rest of us, out-of-control workloads can be exhausting. In those instances, virtual assistant services can be incredibly useful to help you get more work accomplished, become organized, or just free up time so you can sit down and relax.
If any of these situations sound like your life, you’re likely ready to hire a virtual assistant! We’ve outlined five ways below that your assistant can make your life easier by:
Increasing your productivity.
All day you struggle to reach the bottom of your to-do list. It seems like each time you check off a task, a new one pops up for you to complete. When you finally feel like you’ve reached a good place to stop, you wake up the next morning to 7 missed calls, 10 text messages, and 51 unread emails. There is just not enough time in the day.
Sharing your workload with a qualified virtual assistant means that you can complete more work in the same time or less so you can finally reach the bottom of your to-do list. Not sure what to delegate? Check out our suggestions!
Getting you organized.
You start each week with the intent to prioritize your work and organize it into easy to navigate files in each of your systems. Then Tuesday comes along and everything's a mess again. What happened to that client document? What was the deadline for this project?
A virtual assistant can help you get your tasks and projects organized so that information is easy to find and your tasks are completed in order of priority.
Allowing you to focus on work you love to do.
You love working on your product. It’s your baby, so you want to spend all your time making it better or shouting about it from the rooftops so everyone checks it out. Bookkeeping and scheduling on the other hand, not your favorite.
The beauty of working with a virtual assistant is that you can choose which tasks you want to delegate. That means your dedicated assistant can handle the bookkeeping and you get to keep focusing on all the things you really love doing.
Completing your work with higher quality.
Today you have 25 tasks you need to complete. You realize that’s more tasks than hours in the day; better get started. Somewhere around Task #15, you realize Task #8 really should have been more detailed, but it’s already close to 5pm and you still have ten more things to get done. Oh well, you promise yourself that you’ll spend more time on these things next time.
Delegating work to a virtual assistant not only allows you to complete more work, it means that you and your assistant have more time to dedicate to the task at hand. When you spend more time on tasks, you’ll notice the quality of the work improve as well. Additionally, you can hire virtual assistants trained in particular areas, like social media management or design, that you may not be as good at so that you can delegate work and have it done by an expert.
Achieve work-life balance.
Woohoo! You finally completed those 25 tasks, and the 10 more that popped up throughout the day. You can finally leave and meet your family for dinner, or take a class at the gym, or just go home and relax in front of the TV. Wait a sec, it’s already 9pm?
Maybe the most important on this list, sharing your workload let’s you get your work and life back in balance. Once you start delegating tasks to an assistant, you can finally start carving out time for you to spend on the things you love doing.
Do any of those scenarios sound familiar? Virtual assistant services can help you become more productive and organized, allowing you to improve the quality of your work and focus on the things you enjoy (in work and in life). If you’re interested in learning more about how a virtual assistant can help you, please request a consultation.