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Work From Home Parent? You Could Use a Virtual Assistant

Working from home while raising your children certainly has its perks. Not only will your childcare costs decrease significantly, but you’ll also be able to spend more time with your children, which makes you the envy of parents who work in a traditional office setting. However, that’s not to say that being a work from home parent isn’t without its challenges. Your kids want all of your attention, but you still have deadlines looming and clients scheduling meetings. You can feel like you have less time to plan ahead and be  forward thinking for your business. With all of the running around as chauffeur for your kids and the need be constantly prospecting for clients, you could use some help.

Hire a Virtual Assistant

Though it might seem like a luxury at first, hiring a virtual assistant can actually help you make more money. Hiring a virtual assistant can be an invaluable asset to a work-from-home parent. You may find that you’re not getting a lot of time to do things to pull new customers in or you just are not able to handle the amount of e-mails that are coming your way daily, a virtual assistant can help you get your workload down to a manageable and efficient size. A virtual assistant can help you with anything from scheduling social media posts to planning and executing a memorable webinar to creating cold-call emails to draw in more business.

Extend Your Team

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a great team to support a working parent. A virtual assistant can be very helpful in those moments when you just don’t have the time to manage that one smaller project when a bigger one needs your attention (and it’s your kid’s turn to bring snack for school tomorrow and you haven’t been to the store in days). Or when you know you need to update your website with new copy with great keywords and photographs, but you just can’t seem to find the time when the projects are piling up and your little one has just learned how to walk and is getting into everything you own.

Though work piles up and deadlines will never stop, your kids will eventually grow up, and you should enjoy them while they’re growing. A virtual assistant allows you to enjoy more of those fun little moments and spend more time on the critical pieces of your business.

photo credit: ann_jutatip

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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