Delegate, Focus, and GROW Your Business

Curing the VA/Client Relationship “Blahs”

Ah, there seems to come a time in every relationship where you hit that “stale” period.  You struggle to find things to do.  You don’t feel appreciated or needed.  I’m not talking about your love life, I’m talking about the VA/client relationship!

Yes, that’s right…just like any other relationship, your working relationship can suffer from apathy and complacency.  Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur who has employed the services of a VA but you REALLY haven’t put her skills to use for you?  Do you suffer from a fear of delegating tasks?

Shame on you!  It is time to let go of the reins and allow your VA to step in and do those daily tasks that eat away at your profit and productivity.  Say it with me now “D-E-L-E-G-A-T-E”.  Stop micro-managing and hand over that daily statistic report that you need to have done.  Have you been meaning to get that blog post written but you just haven’t had the time?  Remember that VA that you hired?  You know the one with the exemplary writing skills and the lightning fast typing skills that would put your “hunt and peck” skills to shame?  Assign her the task of posting articles to your blog.

It doesn’t stop with your business tasks.  Is the schedule in your personal life an absolute wreck?  Are you trying to find a new physician for your family?  Are you looking for great tourist attractions to take incoming visitors to see?  Do you need a new car but don’t know where to start looking?  Put that VA to work with a little internet research.  Now, isn’t that better?  You are getting more for your money AND increasing your productivity and hers!

And you there, the virtual assistant, yes, YOU!  Have you asked your client what you can do to be of further assistance?  Did you tell him that you just completed a course in HTML and you would love to assist him in updating his sorely outdated web page?  Did you suggest those marketing ideas that you had for his product?  If not, then what’s stopping you?  If you can increase your client’s productivity and cash flow then that not only benefits your client but it benefits you as well!  You need to continually look for ways to help your client “grow” his business or run it more effectively.

So if your VA/client relationship is not what it should be, take the steps to allow it to grow!  The benefits will be mutual and the results will be a long and happy relationship.

Andrea Schumann

CVA  Virtual Assistant

Posted on October 5th, 2009 by Team CVA

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