Leveraging Your Time by Working with a Virtual Assistant

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How small business owners can leverage their time by working with a virtual assistant / online business manager

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  • Covered all the main points clearly and concisely. Also liked your advice in the blog post to start working with a VA as soon as you possibly can so you can properly train. Thanks for sharing!
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Leveraging Your Time by Working with a Virtual Assistant

  1. 1. Leveraging Your Time by Workingwith a Virtual Assistant (VA) / OnlineBusiness Manager (OBM)@mmangen Facebook.com/YourVirtualAssistanthttp://thevirtualasst.com
  2. 2. What is a Virtual Assistant?• We help busy business owners get more donein a day• Self-employed service professional(freelancer)• Often wears many hats: e.g. admin, marketingsupport, social media, website support, etc.Facebook.com/YourVirtualAssistant@mmangen
  3. 3. Who Can Use a Virtual Assistant?• Anyone!Facebook.com/YourVirtualAssistant@mmangen
  4. 4. Benefits of Working with a VA• Leverages your time so you can focus onincome producing activities or those thingsonly YOU can do in your business• Allows you to scale / serve more clients• Offers specialized supportFacebook.com/YourVirtualAssistant@mmangen
  5. 5. Examples of What a VA Can Do• Manage social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook,Pinterest, etc.)• Newsletters (MailChimp, Aweber, Constant Contact)• Upload and SEO optimize blog posts• Bookkeeping• Prepare, send new client contracts• Ghostwrite blog postsFacebook.com/YourVirtualAssistant@mmangen
  6. 6. How To Work with a VA• Technology is awesome!• Use project management system (Asana, Basecamp)• Be comfortable delegating• Some projects/tasks will require “final” editing• Clear / timely communicationFacebook.com/YourVirtualAssistant@mmangen
  7. 7. Finding the Right Fit• Any relationship is about “the right fit”• Do your due diligence• Ask for examples• Discover their strengths (e.g. Kolbe Index, StrengthsFinder 2.0)• Correct course quickly• If it doesn’t work out, don’t give up• Price can be an indicator of performanceFacebook.com/YourVirtualAssistant@mmangen
  8. 8. Need a VA?• Connect with me, I have over 340 in my network• Ask your friends for referrals• Look on social media – we’re virtual so we oftenhave a great online presence (e.g. keyword searchon Twitter: “virtual assistant”)Facebook.com/YourVirtualAssistant@mmangen

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