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  • Writer's pictureMarc Ebinger

Business Made Simple: How to Maximize Productivity With a Virtual Assistant

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Think of business like sailing a ship.


Your leadership is the captain, the ship sail is marketing, the rudder is sales, the cargo is your products, the ship hull is your overhead, and the wind is your cash flow.


And if you can master the six parts of running a business, you are destined to sail far and fast.


Today, we’re focusing on the body of your ship — overhead and operations. If you want to maximize productivity by hiring and working with a Virtual Assistant, you’re going to love this blog!




What are some of the signs that point toward someone needing to hire a VA?


At Crükus Virtual Staffing, here are some of the key pain points we see in our clients coming to us.


Are you dropping balls or are things falling between cracks?

Are you becoming less effective at doing everything, and you recognize that it's time that somebody else has to come in and support that?

Are you focused on the things that are just not the revenue-generating things as the business owner?

Are you worried about your clients having a bad experience because you're having a hard time keeping up with the work?

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Are you working too much?

Is your work creeping into your life or limiting your time with family, friends, and loved ones?

Are you spending endless hours a day in email and scheduling things when you should be thinking of where you're getting your next client from?

We believe you should proactively get the support you need before you hit the wall of overwhelm or before you start working 12 hours a day, doing yourself — and your business — a great service.


If there’s no margin, there’s no mission.



In order to maximize Productivity With your Virtual Assistant, you need to invest in the relationship. You do this by making time upfront to start and build the relationship on a solid foundation. You need to be open and honest about your expectations, provide them with useful and supportive feedback, and build trust.


Make sure you are available for them and have regularly scheduled meeting times to provide feedback so they can truly understand how to help you and affirm that they are growing in the right direction.


How long will it take for business owners to start feeling the positive effects of having a VA?


Depending on the tasks you assign and the learning curve for the VA to execute the tasks the way you want them done, you may begin to feel some relief right away!


We have had clients who were prepared, we kicked off and started, and, within a couple of days, they were feeling relief. One of the big keys to success with your new VA is being intentional about your training.


If you manage, run, or own a company and can make more sales calls, create more content, or get together with more people that turn into more revenue, you're going to see a fast return on your investment in a Virtual Assistant.


Hiring a Virtual Assistant is one of the fastest ways to free up your time and grow your business. Let our team here at Crükus Virtual Staffing help you get started today!




 


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