The best ways to utilize your Virtual Assistant for 2018

Every year, we set new goals with our business to reach new heights, new strategies to land those awesome clients that you so want to work with, the awards that you had your eye set on this year, the money you will be making by giving value to the world, the empowering belief in yourself that you can make it… Yes we all suffer from all forms of an anxiety, you are an entrepreneur after all, a business owner with a vision…

A few ways you can increase your value into the world is by having a virtual assistant, your sidekick, by your side, helping you to conquer those fears, fighting the negativity or just to bounce ideas of one another.

Working in a team can get you further than ever working alone, as you get more done, when you think outside the box and bounce ideas off one another. For example, stuck on which way your website should be designed, chat with your VA and see what ideas you can create together. Having a virtual assistant, means having a business partner with you in the business, as they also are in the same battles as you, in the game of war in business.

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”

― Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

The more you are able to give back in your true state of being, the more you are changing the world for better, baby steps to the bigger picture.

Here are a few ways you as a value giver can change the world in baby steps, by hiring a Virtual assistant (your sidekick)

1. Clarity

The less mundane things you work on in your business, the more clearer you get about the critical work on hand, you get so clear on what it is that you offer, you automatically attract that ideal client in to your business. This gives you peace of mind that you know you are supported in everything you do.

2. Support

Support is crucial when you as a business owner is under pressure, it can make or break your business. With a virtual assistant, you have an individual that understands you and your business and can easily take away tasks that overwhelm you, so you can get clear on your goals and targets for the month / year.

“There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it. ― Simon Sinek

3. Marketing

Marketing is crucial to every company’s survival. Don’t believe me? Coca Cola have been in business for years, they have become a household name, they don’t need to market for the rest of their lives in business and people will still buy their products. Why do they still do it? As a reminder to people that are new, there is always someone in this world that doesn’t know they exist.

Social Media is a critical key component in your marketing strategy. Marketing to your “ideal client” on the correct platform can bring in tons of money into your business. This also comes in with brand recognition and brand awareness. People will “trust” you and your brand / company for the work they want done.

4. Financials

A mundane job in any business is bookkeeping, yet it’s one of the key critical areas in your business. If you don’t know where your business is financially, you will not know what or who is bringing in that moola, Hiring a VA that is financially qualified can be crucial, they can assist with day to day running of the invoices, collecting outstanding debt, working with the auditors / bookkeepers with information pertaining to your business.

5. Emails

Emails are critical part to any business, it’s your communication with the outside world, your link to your “ideal client”, to your suppliers. BUT this can be absolutely mundane and can be handed over to your virtual assistant to answer any emails, while you are on holiday or in a business meeting, so it doesn’t overwhelm you when you get back.

So the most amazing thing about hiring a VA is that you only pay for the time you use, NOT the entire month, saving you thousands each year.