With technology growing every day, you have many options to choose from when it comes to recruiting assistance for your business and/or personal life. Delegating to a responsible, reliable virtual professional is not “handing off your work” to another .. it’s responsible business management. If you are reading this asking, ”Do I need to hire a virtual assistant?” then chances are you do. Ask yourself these five simple questions and you will know for sure.
Multitasking is the enemy of productivity. While it might seem to some that you are getting more done this way, you really aren’t. By the end of the day, you will likely have a project you’ve started but didn’t get to finish because you were starting or working on a hundred other things. How exactly does multitasking affect you? Read on to find out.
While everyone’s time is valuable, as a small business owner when you aren’t billing for client work, you aren’t earning money. Here are six ways to help you learn to say no when someone asks if they can pick your brain.
Like with any business, it’s important to manage expectations and have clear boundaries. This is even more important with a virtual business so make sure that you have clear, measurable goals in place and that your processes and vision are communicated effectively. Your team always needs to feel supported.
Using a personal management system turns you into a productive task master. Once your systems, processes & tools are in place, you can cruise through tasks.
I’d say I’m a very productive person, especially when I take on several tasks that I am passionate about. Sometimes I take on more than I can handle because I really love what I do and it questions my limitations and about productivity. So to get more productive, here are some of my reflections on productivity, time management and how to stay focused and organized.
Take a look at your to-do list, are there tasks on there that are taking away the time you should be using on your business? If so, it’s probably time to start looking for a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant (also called a VA) can free you from the administrative tasks that aren’t an effective use of your entrepreneurial time. One advantage of a virtual assistant is that they work remotely and as needed so you don’t have to spend as much as you would for an employee that works on site, all the time .. you know, the clock punchers. So .. ready to contract a VA for your business? If you are, here are some tips on finding one and working with one successfully.
In your virtual assistant practice, you are always going to have to find a way to schedule all of your tasks and those of your clients, into your 8-hour workday. There are certain times of day where you are more productive than others, known as your prime productivity time and be protective of that time.
You don’t need more time in your day, you simply need to organize your time better. You will be surprised at how much you can accomplish each day with a bit of structure, prioritizing and commitment in your personal life and your office. Below we look at 10 steps you can implement today.