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Do you need a virtual hand in these uncertain times?

We are in unparalleled times with the corona virus pandemic and it has turned the world upside down and inside out. I’m reminded of a quote form Colum McCann’s novel’s Let the Great World Spin ‘The simple things come back to us. They rest for a moment by our rib cages then suddenly reach in and twist our hearts a notch backward’.

The world has changed inexorably in the last few months and we can’t control what is happening, but we can control our reaction to it. What type of business owner are you in a time of crisis? Are you one who:

  • Stumbles on?
  • Moves forward with purpose?
  • Stays still?

For a lot of business owners to survive and thrive this may be the ideal opportunity to pivot your business?

I’m going to give you 5 reasons today why should use a Virtual Assistant at this time to help you grow your business and make it thrive rather than stagnate.

Now that we are forced to stay inside and calm our pace our life, it’s the perfect opportunity for us all as business owners to re-evaluate:

  • How you really want your life to look like (I know now I want to get married and have kids and work 4-hour days or even 4-hour weeks!)
  • How much free time do you want?
  • How much quality time do you want to spend with your family?
  • What type of tasks do you love doing in your business?

So if you have been saying forever, I wish I had someone to do x,y,z, now is the time to make that list of what you want to outsource and start the process of letting someone else do it !

A Virtual Assistant can help you with the following scenarios:

1.    If you are stuck and need help to move your business online

In the current climate and especially if you have been running a face to face service business or delivering a physical product you may be hesitating about what to do next and how to take your business online for example. You may need help on:

-researching online training platforms

-breaking down all the steps to create training online

-creating a YouTube channel

-doing a Facebook live

-Conducting your 1st Zoom video

2.    Help you get on top of your To Do List

If you have a never-ending do list that’s been on back burner for ages this is opportunity to get on top of it. Outsourcing time-consuming tasks frees you up to be prospecting, networking and making valuable connections.

3.     Help you retain your Sanity

Are you juggling kids/childcare/home schooling/pets? By delegating out admin work that takes one less anxiety away and in the current climate the last thing we need is additional stress!

4.    Help your pivot your business

Maybe you want to change business direction all together and that seems overwhelming. A VA help you break down the bigger picture goals into more manageable actionable tasks and help even to hold you accountable.

5.     Streamline/automate

You know the saying You Don’t Know What, You Don’t Know, well it’s true for very business owner and every day is a learning day. The beauty about hiring a VA is that typically we have vast experience across different business sectors and systems and can help you:

-sort your list of contacts

-set up Mailchimp or mail provider account

-set up an online accountancy package

So, what are you waiting for?

I’ve streamlined my business since the crisis and a updated list of my services can be found here https://www.facebook.com/pg/virtuali.uk/services/?ref=page_internal

If you need to talk through an administrative process or review your admin processes full stop please reach out and book a slot with me or contact me alison@virtuali.uk

And remember if there are tasks that you hate doing, just sit and reflect for a minute on how much time you lose with them? Procrastination time before your start it/inefficient way to do during and all that mental energy you lose which leaves you fit for nothing after which all adds up to a lot of your potential money making time lost.

Reach out today and grab that virtual hand!

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