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Virtual Assistants: Everyday Uses for Everyday Folks

04 Jan
Always the To-Do List

Always the To-Do List

Don’t we all have nagging little tasks that we’d love to get done, but just keep putting off? Some of these tasks are simple yet time consuming. Some perhaps are not your specialty and just aren’t appealing. In any case, a Virtual Assistant can often be a good source to help with a lot of tasks from simple to elaborate.

Now a Virtual Assistant typically has extensive background in administrative tasks. As such, he or she should be very organized, time disciplined, and savvy with a myriad of technology. The list of skills could truly go on forever because every assistant excels or enjoys certain tasks more than another or is educated higher in some areas than others. Virtual Assistants often rely on each other as a network to accomplish a client’s vision. Let me give you a very small sampling of how a Virtual Assistant can help men and women in their daily lives.

»Creating a searchable document with all those recipes you have collected over the years and have to scrounge through every time you need that special one.

»Entering your contacts for those business cards you collected at the last conference because goodness knows you can’t reach them if you don’t have the info handy.

»Keeping your family or business QuickBooks accounts in order and reconciled, plus reporting, payroll, and more.

»Researching travel plans for family or business travel.

»Help you sell all those car and bike parts in the garage you just haven’t gotten around to listing on eBay.

»Creating a website for your small business whether it’s a main source of income or a hobby with potential. Similarly – helping manage your social media for optimal success.

»Refresh Your Resume, build a new resume for a high school kid, or even a college student.

»Checking your email and actually UNSUBSCRIBING to ads you no longer want. Come on, we all do it – we delete it and say we’ll unsubscribe later and just never do.

»Research dern near any topics you have in mind perhaps you simply haven’t had the time. A simple list of some of the better search results on your topics can make your reading and research a little less painful.

»Setup reservations for dining, theater, travel, and more. Along with extensive help with scheduling.

»Clean-up and organize all those digital photos you have collected over the years. There are also great storage and backup platforms that they can suggest as well.

…the list could really go on!

VAs can help unjuggle your life

VAs can help unjuggle your life

Just think of it this way, “Is there somebody I can just give this to for a reasonable price and have it off my plate?” If you don’t physically have to see this person, a Virtual Assistant can and most likely will be your most trusted and most economical means of support for miscellaneous tasks throughout life.

The nice thing to keep in mind is that if you establish a relationship with a VA, you don’t have to use them every week for a guaranteed number of hours. Make sure you interview your VA and ask how they function and be sure it suits your needs. You will find after that one simple task is completed, you’ll get a sense of accomplishment even if you didn’t have to do a lot. From there you will be searching for tasks to give to your Virtual Assistant to help make life smoother and free up some of your time.

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