How to Skate Through the Holidays: 9 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Make Your Life Easier

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Thoreau once said, “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” So, to the business owners out there we ask– how much are you shelling out these days? And how can you free yourself up to do your best work? And once that’s done, how might you enjoy the holiday season a little more?

The term personal assistant may conjure up images of wealthy executives and their tiny helpers. The truth is, they’re more affordable than you might think.  At Ask Sunday we offer three different packages to suit everyone’s needs and budgets. We want you to work smarter, not harder. Take a look at just a few of the many tasks that a virtual assistant can take off your plate:

  • Database entries: Have you considered how much business you could bring in if you weren’t entering numbers into a spreadsheet?

  • Sending personal and business holiday cards and gifts: Not only will a virtual assistant get these out on time, but it’s one less thing on your To-Do list.

  • Managing email: Americans work the most hours per week but we’re the least productive. Why? It comes down to the way we work. A jumbled inbox is one of many symbols of the inefficient.

  • Planning the company holiday party: You know you’ll enjoy it more if someone else takes care of the details.

  • Travel research: Let a virtual assistant snag you a good deal on airfare, hotels and car rentals while you line up meetings.

  • Scheduling: Did you know that trying to plan a lunch meeting with two busy executives can take hours? Why not avoid it all together?

  • Industry knowledge prep: Let a virtual assistant help you talk the talk by providing you the inside scoop and latest industry news.

  • Bookkeeping: Need we say more?

  • Online research: Did you know our virtual assistants are Google whizzes?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What can you outsource in order to free yourself up for the work you, and only you, do best?

  • How can you batch activities so that you’re responding rather than reacting to the events and tasks of the day? (If you hit pause, even briefly, you can see how your work might be streamlined and delegated, thereby improving your bottom line and overall well-being.)

  • What activities are most profitable and are you able to fully focus on those activities?

So, we encourage you to lighten your load in order to soak up a little wonder of the season. Yes, we used the word “wonder.” It’s a rare moment that we slow down enough to see it– but it’s there.

Engaging the help of others might make the difference between enjoying the season and getting through it. Visit us at Ask Sunday and sign up for a free 3 hours on us.