Any small business can benefit from hiring a virtual assistant. If you are the owner of a small business and notice that:
You are missing important deadlines;
Your client database is not up-to-date causing you to lose the opportunities return business brings;
Your day to day demands from running your business are keeping you from new projects/jobs;
You are working 24/7 just trying to keep up with the administrative side of your business;
You are doing tasks that you would prefer not to do and they are keeping you from more productive tasks.
If as you read this, you have items that are popping in your head, than it is time for a virtual assistant. How does one go about using a virtual assistant? Some ways are listed below. For a more comprehensive list please see our website at www.diamondofficesolutions.com.
What tasks are you doing during the course of your day that you wish you did not have to do? Are there tasks that you could use a virtual assistant for? Some of these tasks could be updating your database, sending out your invoices, reconciling your bank accounts, doing a mailing to prospective or returning clients, thank you letters, follow up and the list goes on and on. Once you decide what tasks would be better handled by a virtual assistant so you can do the more important tasks needed by/for your clients, call your virtual assistant.
Start out small if you are unsure of how to use a virtual assistant and progress from there. A virtual assistant is not a hired employee that you are “stuck with” they are used on an as needed basis for jobs no matter how small or large. Try it out, you will be surprised at how much more productive you can be to do the tasks needed to obtain new clients and also retain your existing clients.