How to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant Part 2: The Benefits of Effective Delegation
Effective delegation can be much more than just moving tedious administrative tasks off your plate – both literally and figuratively. In this article we’ll look at the benefits of delegating to a virtual assistant.
There are a whole host of benefits enjoyed by small business owners, entrepreneurs, and busy executives who have learned to delegate to a virtual assistant, including:
– Increased time available to work on other things (or, not work at all, for a change). By delegating administrative tasks to a virtual assistant you’ll have more time available to work on the things that make you money such as: making sales; connecting with existing, new and potential clients and customers; planning your next book/product/speaking engagement/event/sale, etc. Delegating to a virtual assistant means more time for the things that are important to you.
– Decreased stress levels. When you delegate tedious tasks, projects you’re not skilled at or don’t enjoy working on, or other items that keep you too busy and overworked you’ll decrease the amount of stress in your life. In doing so you’ll also find that non-work hours, weekends and holidays are more enjoyable because you’ll be able to stop worrying so much. Delegating to a virtual assistant frees you from the vicious cycle of stress and worry that plagues many business owners who try to do it all on their own.
– Increased productivity. With all of that extra, stress-free time available to you, you’ll get more done, feel and be more creative, and approach the work you do enjoy doing with a new sense of commitment and enthusiasm. Delegating to a virtual assistant means increased productivity on a daily basis, but also in terms of those longer-term and future business goals.
– Increased efficiency. Imagine what it would be like to have a partner of sorts, a virtual assistant, committed to the growth and development of your business, even for just an hour a day. How much more work would get done? How many of those pending tasks that never seem to come to completion could you wipe off your to-do list? Delegating to a virtual assistant means increased efficiency in your day-to-day business operations.
You may be concerned that your business is too small to benefit from delegating tasks to a virtual assistant, or that you may not be able to find enough tasks to keep a VA busy. But the reality is that businesses of every size can benefit from delegation, when managed effectively. In the next few articles we’ll discuss the key steps of effective delegation, including how to identify what should be delegated and how to ensure each task is handled and completed the way you expect.