Virtual assistants are contractors and freelancers who work remotely.
They can free up your time by taking on several online jobs, from organising your calendar to answering potential clients query, to writing blog articles, and posting on social media.
They can either have a specialised skill set (i.e. Facebook ads) or can be a general Executive Virtual Assistant: a “jack-of-all-trades”, meaning they can help you with just about any online tasks that you train them in and give you back time in your business.
As busy business owners it can be tough to identify when you should transition from doing everything yourself to hiring an Executive Virtual Assistant, so before you keep reading this let’s assess whether an Executive Virtual Assistant would be helpful to your business.
Do you need an Executive Virtual Assistant?
Answer: Yes or No?
- Do you work long hours on a regular basis?
- Are you losing clients and potential leads because you can’t respond to emails in a timely manner?
- Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount you have to do at times?
- Are there things you are not doing, that you should be doing?
- Do you need more leisure time to create a better work/life balance?
- Do you spend more than 10 hours a week on tasks that could be categorised as administrative tasks?
- Do you spend over an hour a week doing repetitive tasks?
- Do you feel like you end up doing tasks you don’t really like to do?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, you should consider getting some help.
What can a VA do?
An Executive Virtual Assistant can offer a range of services, some include:
- Calendar Management
- Liaising with staff
- Travel Plans
- General Administration
- Inbox Management
- Answering phones
Marketing and online presence
- Content marketing
- Social Media Management
- Website maintenance
Ready to hire an Executive Virtual Assistant?
Ready for help to organise your day, having you back clarity as an entrepreneur? Time is the most valuable asset you have and staying focused on what matters most is essential in your business success. A great Executive Virtual Assistant helps you to prioritise your day to day tasks on a daily, hourly or even minute to minute basis thinking about the little things that take up valuable time. What are five things right now that you would like to hand over to an Executive Virtual Assistant?
The idea of hiring an Executive Virtual Assistant for the first time might make you nervous, by answering the above questions can help guide you on where you need help. We offer a free discovery call where we can discuss your needs with no pressure.
Not sure if you or your business are ready yet?
If you are unsure if you are ready for an Executive Virtual Assistant, that is ok. All businesses grow at a different rate and maybe your business simply isn’t there yet.
That being said, there are lots of ways you can bring in some extra help on a temporary basis. You can hire an Executive Virtual Assistant on a one-off or a small scale project. By hiring a freelancer you same time and money over hiring a full-time employee.
Did you come from the corporate world and used to have that trusted valuable assistant sit our front of your office who use to know what you wanted before you did? Are you missing this right arm now that you are running your own business?
An Executive Virtual Assistant is everything that that person was to you. The only difference is that their office is virtual. Executive Virtual Assistant has a high level of business skills, with the ability to carefully follow the workings of your business. A great assistant will be flexible and adaptive and save you time.
An Executive Virtual Assistant are very experienced people who are here to save you time and help you focus on your business.
Book a discovery call to see how we can help you get started on your Executive Virtual Assistant journey.
With over 20 years of experience as an Executive Assistant, Amy Martin leads the Business Support Team at Total Eclipse Agency.
Offering impeccable attention to detail, and an innate skill at streamlining business operations, Amy’s background encompasses both corporate and government sector support and she brings this knowledge and skill set to your business via our Business Support Services.