You’re a road warrior and you’ve had another long day. Consulting, meeting clients, working the phones, speaking, teaching, counseling, coaching, drafting, selling, recruiting – doing whatever it takes to make your business successful. And now you’re heading home for the second part of your workday – the night shift. This is when you take care of all that administrative stuff you don’t have time to do during the day.
You may have started out this way – doing everything yourself – including being your own admin. But as business has grown it’s becoming harder to do it all. Instead of spending another evening (or weekend) catching up on administrative work – consider outsourcing that work to a professional Virtual Assistant.
Your Virtual Assistant can provide the kind of real support that makes it easier for you to stay focused on business. Scheduling, word processing, spreadsheets, travel planning, e-mail marketing, writing articles and blogs, website updates and much more. Some VA’s even specialize in particular areas like web design, social media marketing, bookkeeping and publishing. All the more reason to start outsourcing some of those time consuming tasks.
If you do find yourself working that night shift, here are a couple of time management tips to make it easier:
- Work from a list– Planning and organizing your work are the key to actually getting things accomplished
- Use technology– Use sync applications to access files any time from your phone, laptop or iPad (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc)
- Use video conferencing – For communication and meetings to cut back on traveling time or lengthy emails
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Give yourself a break. Find the help you need and stop working the night shift
Becky Gregory is a professional Virtual Assistant and the owner of Virtual Administrative Services (VAS) www.virtualadminservices.com