Many business owners wish for nothing more than extra hours in the day and extra hands to get it all done.
There are so many tasks involved in running a business, and they only get more difficult to manage as you grow and bring in new customers. However, for many business owners, there isn’t enough time to do it all alone, or budget to hire an extra person to deal with it all.
That’s where a virtual assistant can be extremely beneficial, as there are many tasks you may not realise you can outsource.
Tasks you can outsource to a virtual assistant
There are numerous tasks that a virtual assistant can take off your hands.
One of these is taking care of your documentation and reports. This can include anything from proof reading and formatting your notes into a clear report, to setting up documents for your SOPs.
Another task that’s easy to outsource is your social media management. This work can take a lot of time and effort to post regularly, respond to messages quickly, and build a following. A virtual assistant can free up your time by creating and maintaining social media platforms for your business.
Human resources can also be outsourced to a virtual assistant. This can be an especially important role for small businesses as it covers advertising for new roles, reviewing applications, conducting interviews, creating contracts, and more. When your staff can make a huge difference to the success of your company, it’s vital that these jobs are done well.
Business communications is another area that’s so important, but can take up valuable time. This includes coming up with content for newsletters, writing newsletters and brochures, organising databases, and putting together presentations.
Or perhaps all you need is a virtual personal assistant. Someone who can book you flights, accommodation, and a car rental for a trip. Someone who can answer your calls, manage your emails, and keep your schedule up to date. This is an all-rounder job that can also be managed through a virtual assistant.
How to decide what to outsource
There are three ways you can decide on the best tasks to outsource for your business.
The first is to consider which tasks take you the most time. Write down a list of the top three things that take the most time out of your day.
The second is to consider which tasks you hate doing the most. Again, make a short list of the things you dread doing every week.
Finally, think about which tasks you feel the least confident in in terms of your skills or expertise. You can also make a short list of these areas.
Now look at your lists, and pick out any tasks that appear more than once. By outsourcing these specific tasks (or simply the number one item on each list), you’ll save yourself time, you’ll outsource tasks that you dread doing, and you’ll ensure tasks you’re not confident with are completed by professionals who have the skills and knowledge to tackle them expertly.
Our teams at 3rd Arm Admin are highly skilled, with the experience and knowledge to complete outsourced tasks to your high standards. Contact us today to learn more about which of your tasks we can take off your plate.