How To Decide
A writer friend sent me one of those ‘Saw this and thought of you’ emails which included a link to an article by Sandra Beckwith.
Sandra is an author, writing coach and owner of website www.buildbookbuzz.com.
Offically the title is “Is It Time To Hire An Author VA“ but I thought what Sandra was saying related to everyone not just writers.
What Do You Need Help With?
Pause for a minute, take a step back, get a pen and paper and make a list.
Make a list of all the tasks you do each day for your business or things you do in your home life too while you are at it.
Then give then a score, Sandra Beckwith suggests the following 1,2 or 3 approach:-
1) I love to do this task.
2) This isn’t my favorite thing to do, but it’s okay.
3) If I never had to do this again, I would do a happy dance.
(Love the wording on this one)
Next step is to compare all the items that have scored a 3 against the tasks a Virtual Assistant (VA) can help you with.
What Tasks Can A VA Help You With?
My own blog post ‘Why Everyone Needs A VA’ picked up on 5 key areas:-
1) Diary Management
2) Event Planning
3) Book keeping
5) Social Media/Website management
Chris Ducker goes even further making a list of ‘25 Tasks You Can Outsource to a General Virtual Assistant (GVA)’ including things such as: