A quick guide to help you save 15 hours in a week to grow your business

It’s 6 p.m. and I’m sitting in front of my PC shocked and confused as to how the day went by so fast.

Have you ever wished you had more than 24 hours in a day?

Well, one fateful Tuesday was one of those days for me. I woke up at 5 a.m. as per usual, started my daily routine, but once the day was over I realised that I wasn’t as productive as I wanted to be.

The next hours were spent searching:

  • How to be more productive,
  • How to turn a 24-hour day into a 30-hour day and
  • Why do people get more done than others?

I did find valuable information in my search, and in this post, I will help you to save 15 hours in your week to grow your business.

Getting Help

The first thing to admit is that you need help. I spent countless hours deliberating whether I needed help or not, but once I admitted that help was necessary, suddenly, ideas started popping up.

I learned that Virtual Assistants can give me the help that I needed at an affordable price, so I put up an Ad for one.

Within days I received applications with suitable candidates and within a week my first Virtual Assistant started working for me.

Result?

I saved 15 hours by delegating the following four tasks to my Virtual Assistant:

Email Scanning (5 Hours Saved)

As my business grew so did my email inbox. At some point, I had 100 emails that I couldn’t get through, let alone figure out which ones were important.

To fix this, I let my Virtual Assistant handle the mailbox and only forward relevant emails to me. This saved me a total of five hours per week.

Social Media Management (5 Hours Saved)

I would spend five hours or more a week managing my social media accounts. After assigning this task to my Virtual Assistant, not only is she managing the accounts, but she is also engaging more with my audience.

An engaged audience means more leads for my business!

Appointment Management (2 Hours Saved)

Part of any business is to schedule appointments with clients and meet with them to discuss the service offering. My business mostly runs virtually, but some of my time would go into scheduling appointments and I needed to fix that.

My Virtual Assistant now schedules my appointments on a shared Google calendar that allows the both of us to have access to the information. Time saved is two hours per week.

Blog Posting (3 Hours Saved)

I run a blogging business which means writing many articles per day. I find that I spend a lot of time formatting the post, adding keywords, optimising it for SEO and finding a suitable image.

I outsourced this function to my Virtual Assistant and wow, three hours saved per week!

Conclusion

With 15 hours to spare, I could use my time doing more important things that help grow my business like analysing reports and developing strategies to get more leads.

What are some of the tasks you would like to hand over to a Virtual Assistant?

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