[Partnering w/a VA 101]: Delegate These Tasks To A Virtual Assistant

Experienced business owners know they cannot manage all the roles and tasks in their biz AND expect it to grow.  They delegate all tasks that are not a good use of their time.  This frees them up to focus solely on the tasks they enjoy which generate revenue.

The above may sound like a no brainer – it’s not.  The decision to delegate is a battle faced by many entrepreneurs.  I know first hand because it’s the world I live in every day.  I’ve been on both sides of the desk so to speak.  Coaching entrepreneurs to let go and grow, being a part of their team and recruiting their team.

I’m often asked…

  • ‘Sue how can someone other than me market my business?  They don’t know it like I do.’
  • ‘Sue how can a VA help grow my biz?’
  • ‘Can someone else actually do this better than me?’
  • ‘What tasks can you take over to get me out of the middle?’
  • ‘How can I trust someone I can’t see?’

Today’s post will address points 2 and 4.  In 10+ years of business I’ve been privy to many lightbulb moments with entrepreneurs.  Many do not realize the immense amount of tasks a professional virtual assistant can take off their shoulders.  The relief and joy I see in their faces when they say ‘You mean I don’t have to manage my calendar anymore or do my own bookkeeping?’ literally makes my day.  A VA provides solutions everyday to the folks we care about and are committed to – our clients.  Service and support is our chosen career.

The list of tasks virtual professionals provide our clients is extensive.  For the sake of brevity for my readers :) I’ve created a short list.  If you’d like to see more please click here.

  • Bookkeeping
  • Calendar and Scheduling
  • Concierge services
  • Database management
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Expense reports
  • Filter and manage emails
  • Filter resumes
  • Follow up telephone calls
  • Manage teams
  • Meeting and event management
  • Newsletter coordination
  • Post jobs on career sites
  • Project management
  • Office relocation coordination
  • Research
  • Send cards and gifts
  • Social media posts
  • Travel coordination
  • Update websites

 

About Sue Kramer-Harrawood

Sue Kramer Harrawood is a Virtual Assistant, Speaker and VA/Client Relationship Coach. She is the founder of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance. As the leader of Peace of Mind Virtual Assistance Sue connects established easy to work with small business owners to highly skilled virtual specialists. Sue’s passion for the VA industry drives her passion to speak to the business community. The lessons she learned from leadership in the VA industry and those she learned partnering beside her own clients for more than seven years led Sue to launch VA/Client Relationship Coaching. She coaches small business owners on how to partner with and build successful long-term VA/Client relationships. Sue’s transparent style of sharing her own strengths, weaknesses and lessons learned attracts clients who seek a knowledgeable VA leader with an approachable, helpful, humorous, direct and transparent style.

Comments

  1. This is a great post! I do a local networking meeting every week, and our area is not experienced with VAs. We have to give a 45 second commercial for our business, and I have to break it down as simple as this to make them understand what I do. I got the biggest response (groans, actually) when I told them; “If you haven’t had time to balance your checkbook in six months, I can handle that for you!”
    Thanks for your post!

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