Starting up a business is no easy task and many of us go it alone because that’s all we know how to do. But, if you are an online business did you know that there is a whole network of people who would love to help you with some of the administrative tasks that is absolutely essential to running a business? Those people are called “VA’s” or Virtual Assistants meaning they help you “virtually” i.e., over the internet with your admin tasks. What do they do? Some of the basics are:
- Scheduling your client calls
- Client Concierge or interfacing with your clients on admin stuff
- Email campaigns
- Managing your contacts
- Managing your email service (like Aweber, 1 SC or InfusionSoft)
- Helping with travel bookings
- Etc., etc., almost anything administrative you can imagine.
There are different levels of VAs as well. Some will manage your business completely and they are called Online Business Managers (OBM’s). Some have huge teams of people that may include web support and Social Media strategy as well.
It’s one of the most important steps you can take in your business is to get some help with the things you shouldn’t be doing. Suzanne Evans says “Every day I make a list of the 10 things I need to get done that day and then I delegate 80% of them” Need I say more?
Need a VA? There are many around but one of the best of the bunch is Kathy Colaicovo at Time On Task VA: http://timeontaskva.com/ She not only provides excellent VA services but can also help you with Social Media strategy as well!