1st Free Up Your Time!
There are so many benefits of choosing to hire a virtual assistant, to Free Up Your Time, especially for the small business owner. In this past year, I have witnessed several of my clients suffering from “Burn Out” and it was in these circumstances that many of them chose to invest in my virtual assistance services.
Studies have revealed that 51% of UK’s small business owners have experienced “Burn Out” since the beginning of the pandemic.
A virtual assistant’s role can organically assist small business owners relieve the effects and impact of “Burn Out” by taking care of the time-consuming tasks, giving their clients freer time with their families or more time to pursue other self-care, stress releasing activities.
Being self-employed myself, is genuinely a work/life balancing act. It is so easy to work longer hours as you are already based at home. So, I can imagine what it is like for other small business owners.
One of the main reasons that I became self-employed was to experience a greater level of freedom. Right from the start, of my entrepreneurship, I recognised the importance of good strong healthy working boundaries and consistent self-care practices to be implemented during my working days. Yet many small business owners have yet to realise this.
“The thing is, they are still juggling everything all by themselves”
Benefits Of Using Virtual Assistants To Free Up Your Time
Most virtual assistants possess a wide range of business operational skills, excellent customer service professionalism and a genuine desire to be of service to their clients.
Of course, just like in every industry, you can come across some virtual assistants with very little experience and unprofessional in their approach and delivery. Yet you can avoid being lumbered with virtual assistance that are not the right fit by implementing effective and efficient screening processes.
For more information about this, check out my blog post titled, “Outsourcing To A Virtual Assistant.
Making It Work For You!
Ask yourself, What is more important for you in your life right now?
Is it a greater sense of freedom? Or maybe excitement?
Do you desire to spend more time on other areas of your business?
Whatever it is, no amount of timetabling will give you back the hours you have spent carrying everything yourself.
Take a weekend and complete a workflow inventory to see what tasks do you love doing? What tasks you just don’t enjoy? What task takes up too much time? Don’t forget to include all of the essential and high priority tasks that you may be stalling to do because you just don’t have the time.
Once you’ve completed that, identify what can be delegated and how often? What tasks do you need to schedule in for your self that needs to be completed, daily, weekly, monthly etc.
Block out some time for money generating meetings and block out your monthly free time too.
If you would like a little help with this, you are free to download my
“Free Up Your Time Workflow” planner“. Just click on the link.
I am offering Free Up Your Time 1 hour sessions for those who would like to get to know how I can support your business needs. The best way to use this time is to first do a small analysis to see where you need the help and the ideal time that you need the support. Then the next thing to do is to schedule a free discovery call with me and we can discuss the timing and the activity.
Schedule your time as soon as possible as I am only offering this service to 7 people each month. This is a great way to discover how we can work together effectively.