The first step in effectively using a Virtual Assistant (VA) is to make a list of daily mundane (usually non-profitable) tasks you can outsource. Create a business relationship with a Virtual Assistant, and outsource the tasks to him or her. The time you gain can be spent developing your business. You will also have more personal time. Retain their services on a regular basis and, in turn, they will become familiar with you and your business needs. This will save time in communications, giving instructions, etc.
Effectively using a Virtual Assistant can be beneficial in other areas. Working with a VA rather than hiring an administrative staff member(s) will save you money. The cost associated with having an employee is more than using a VA. Over the course of one year, you can save more than $40,000.00 by working with a VA.
If you want to effectively use a VA, first make a list of your daily non-profitable tasks. Second, decide which tasks you can outsource and, third, establish an ongoing business relationship with a Virtual Assistant. You, too, can join the list of other business owners who have learned how to effectively use the services of a Virtual Assistant.
Rita J. Cartwright, Owner
RJ’s Word Processing Services
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