5 Things You Can Outsource to Save Time

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Did you ever stop to calculate the value of your time?

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As an entrepreneur, you are used to doing everything yourself.  But did you ever stop to calculate the value of your time?  We’ve all heard the expression “You should be spending your time working on your business, not in your business”, but did you ever really consider how that applies to you?

I’ve written before about the benefits of working with an Administrative Consultant or Virtual Assistant, and even linked to articles where highly successful entrepreneurs talk about the benefits of having someone else handle your administrative tasks for you, but in case you are still wondering exactly what that would look like, I’ve decided to periodically post things here that you are better off not spending your time on.  Here is this week’s list:

    1. Client Invoicing.  Your Administrative Consultant can prepare and email invoices, making sure that you are paid on time!
    1. Newsletter or email announcements to your list.  Your Administrative Consultant can work on the newsletter layout and schedule when it will be sent out, as well as maintaining your email database.
    1. Webinars and teleseminars.  Your Administrative Consultant can set up the seminar, do a technical run-through with you and monitor the webinar while it’s happening, as well as arranging to share the recording afterwards.
    1. Your eBook, marketing or website copy.  Your Administrative Consultant edits, formats and/or proofreads drafts as you go along.
    1. Event management.  Your Administrative Consultant can research the best venue for your next seminar or event, as well as help with sending out announcements about the event, tracking RSVPs and sending out reminders.

Those are just a few (very few!) items to think about.

When you think about having more free time, which tasks come to mind that you would should not be doing?  Have you considered working with a Virtual Assistant or Administrative Consultant to help you?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Molly

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This is a really timely blog! I offer professional writing services/freelancing, but I’ve actually been considering adding Virtual Assistant services as well. I’m glad to see you and some of the readers find these are valuable services.

  2. Thank you for sharing. Customer service, in which we email on a client’s behalf is a big time reliever as well. Our clients provide us a dedicated email with their domain and we provide support by answering questions, scheduling, and more with their customers. Another task we handle to save clients time is managing their online profiles. That’s a big thing these days since we can have so many accounts and social profiles – it can get messy :)