I read a good article today on outsourcing to virtual assistants – Virtual Assistants Get the Job Done.
It talks about the importance of delegating your routine and mundane tasks. I recommend getting some sort of help for most of my clients. Too often I see my women clients struggle with their bookkeeping or learning the technology to send out a newsletter or write a blog. This takes time and energy on tasks that someone else could possibly do for you much more quickly to free you up to focus on what you do best.
The article mentions The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris – a book I highly recommend to open your eyes to the possibilities of outsourcing and creating a product for your business.
The first step in thinking about getting help is to write what I call a ‘not to do list”. This would be a list of items that you are putting off and don’t enjoy doing. This becomes your first job description for your first VA (virtual assistant).
What would you delegate if you had someone to pass the work over to?
[tags] small business success, virtual assistants [/tags]