There’s a famous Arabian proverb that says: ” Time is like a sword, if you don’t cut it, it will cut you! “.
This shows the importance of time management in our lives, whether you are a business man or a doctor or an employee, or even a house wife!
But there comes a time when you can’t just keep going without external help. This help may be required to deal with the usual daily tasks because of the increasing life pressure that makes us less able to deal with them than we used be. Or, it may be to increase our productivity by giving minor tasks to other people thus we become able to focus on the main ones.
So if you want to ‘create extra time’ for any purpose, you should find yourself a VA or a Virtual Assistant. As formal as that sounds, you don’t need VA to assist you in your office only. You can be completely mastering your professional life but having defects in your sociable responsibilities. In such case, you may hire an assistant just to deal with sending thank you, congratulations and happy birthday cards!
The use of VAs is a recent world-wide trend that is used both professionally and personally. This doesn’t mean that there were no assistants before, but it is due to the addition of the word ‘virtual’. A virtual assistant is someone you hire through the web mainly, such person is supposed to be (compared to the in-house assistant) more skilful, trained and up to date with the latest technology. In addition, you have all options when it comes to the service provided by a VA in terms of the services type, amount and timing.
It’s great to think how much money you will save (or even earn!) by adding a VA to your life. Not only the money, the time! Our era is considered mainly a ‘speed’ era which is very demanding when it comes to time, as a lot of high-speed options emerged and, as a result, more tasks are required to be done. To you, some of these tasks don’t fit your schedule, or your desire to do them from the first place! A VA can help you in both cases.
Business field, graduates and freshmen!
The first concern to any one in the business field, whether experts or entrepreneurs, is to how to market their new brands. Let’s assume you are an entrepreneur who haven’t yet got the grips of spreading your idea or product, and let’s take one marketing tool which’s the Social Media as an example to show how you could a VA be of great help. A VA can do all the simple tasks that are yet time consuming as they pile up, like sending emails, newsletters, designing ads..etc. Especially when you are new in the field and need to join the league of competition early, it’s a must to have a VA to handle such tasks and let you focus on the fundamentals of your project.
Moreover, a VA can handle more tasks as you grow in business, i.e. secretarial tasks such as email management, accounting, typing and word processing, billing, appointments, travel planning, and even arranging for your vacation !
How to get the best VA
As there are many recruitment offices acting as a link between employers and employees-to-be, there are some for VA’s too! Such offices or companies manage to find each VA seeker the best VA to fit hi/her job requirements. Many VA can be found in such offices or companies with different capabilities and prices. On the web aspect, there are some website and forums which offer such service too, that’s an asset to a VA to be found through such web-based locations because it gives you an idea how this VA is web-oriented if that’s a must to your tasks, a free test if you may say !