The WWW of Virtual Assistance

Part One – Who

Who needs a VA?  In short …. anyone who has a business and/or a busy lifestyle and that’s pretty much everybody!!

Entrepreneurs, business owners, aspiring start ups, work at home mums (and dads), directors and business executives, internet marketers the list is endless.

There are many different types of Virtual Assistants offering an ever increasing variety of services from Administration to Book keeping, Lifestyle Design to Web Development and much much more.

Whether you are a solopreneur or a large organisation there are so many tasks that require your attention and it is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose sight of the bigger picture. You will no doubt of heard the saying to work smarter not harder and those that are smart will outsource those tasks that either they do not enjoy or are not an effective use of their time. It is seriously the quickest way to have a positive impact on your business and your lifestyle!

When you consider that most businesses comprise of three key areas for example Marketing, Finance and Operations and within each of these areas are a multitude of tasks that need to be performed and monitored to squeeze out that last drop of productivity and cost efficiency it is little wonder that today’s business owners are looking for better, more streamlined and innovative solutions to their problems.

It would be completely impractical for an individual to be able to master and implement all that is required on a daily basis and this is where a VA comes to the rescue. It doesn’t pay to be a jack of all trades and a master of none – you want to grow your business, not micro manage, you want to concentrate on nurturing your clients and keep your cashflow flowing in the right direction…. Up!!

It’s a fact of life that we cannot be all things to all people no matter how hard we might try, we each have our strengths and weaknesses. For me personally I love the English language and it is a standing joke in my family that I can spot a spelling mistake at 50 paces ;-) okay some may consider that just plain sad but I consider it to be very important, especially when a business is striving to portray that all important professional image.

I have worked with some fabulous entrepreneurs over the years who’s creative genius has left me gob smacked but ask them to copy and paste a password or create a cashflow forecast and they run to hills screaming ….

At the end of the day it pays to do what you best and outsource the rest (hmmm catchy line) but seriously that way you keep your eye on the ball whilst the cogs keeps turning.

Would love to hear what you guys think, drop me a comment below if you have anything to add.