Drowning in a sea of tasks that never seem to end and considering outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant?
If so, we have some advice that might surprise you!
First things first: make a list of all the tasks you do regularly. We're talking daily, weekly, monthly, and beyond. Seeing everything laid out in front of you can help you identify what takes up the most time and what can be delegated to a VA.
But here's the twist: before you hand everything over to your VA, ask yourself if any of these tasks can be automated.
There's some pretty clever tools and apps out there that can take care of certain tasks without the need for a VA.
That means you'll save money and have more time to focus on the important stuff. Win-win!
We know what you're thinking: "Won't sharing this information make VAs redundant?"
Absolutely not! There's still plenty of tasks that tools and apps just can't do. On top of that, virtual assistants are experts at streamlining and automating – meaning that they're the perfect people to help you set up the automations in the first place!
If you're not sure where to start with automation, don't worry. Just give your VA your task list and ask them to see if any of them can be automated. Like we said, they're the experts
Some examples of tasks that can be automated include:
Scheduling appointments and meetings: Using tools like Calendly, businesses can automate the process of scheduling appointments and meetings, eliminating the need for back-and-forth emails.
Customer service: Chatbots can be used to handle routine inquiries and provide support to customers, freeing up human agents to handle more complex issues.
Data entry and processing: Tools like Zapier can be used to automate the transfer of data between different applications and services, reducing the need for manual data entry.
Accounting and finance: Tools like Xero can be used to automate invoicing, bill payment, and financial reporting, saving time and reducing errors, while tools like Hubdoc can be used to make keeping track of receipts a breeze.
At the end of the day, using a VA to handle important tasks is great, but automating as much as possible is how you're going to take your business to the next level.
If you're interested in gaining back some extra time, our Savvy team of VAs can automate away your distractions and tedious tasks, leaving you with more time to focus on profitable activities.