Business owner often pride themselves on how much work they do within their business. However, they may actually be holding their business back. By delegating what they should not be doing, they remove themselves as the constraint on their business' growth. Delegating menial or time-consuming tasks frees you to focus on more important activities that lead to the growth of your business.
As the owner of a virtual assistant company, I am in the unique position of seeing what works and what doesn't with delegating to a virtual assistant. I'm often asked by new clients, "I see that your service could be really useful, but how should I delegate to you guys?" These clients hope that I will have the ultimate answer of how they should leverage us.
Unfortunately, there is not a "one-size-fits-all" answer to this question. The best way to use a virtual assistant differs from individual to individual so I can't say, "Have us do X, Y, and Z." One client might get the best results from having us take care of customer support so they are freed to focus on marketing while another may need to stay in contact with their customers and have us do their marketing.
Rather than providing a definitive answer, I ask clients to think about what they need or, in other words, what result they are looking for, and work backwards from there.
For instance, if you want to have more free time to spend with your family, create a list of your most time-consuming tasks, figure out which tasks, or which parts of each task, can be delegated, and then hand them off to us.
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Article Submitted On: April 16, 2009
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