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What Qualities Make an Excellent Virtual Assistant?

With the availability of Virtual Assistants on the rise, it can be difficult to choose exactly which one is right for you. A good virtual assistant can take hours off your working week and help you to run a more efficient business. If you are considering hiring a Virtual Assistant to help you manage your workload, here are a few important qualities to consider.

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Why Hire Multiple Virtual Assistants?

The reasons for hiring multiple virtual assistants begins with the same reasons you hire your first one. You want to be more productive, work less, see more, have more personal time, and still build your company. Delegating the mundane tasks to an assistant gives you the freedom to do what they can’t. This includes selling, creating product and strategic thinking and acting. You can even use a virtual assistant for organizing connections and resources, scheduling and editing or proofing your own writing. What additional reasons would you have to multiple virtual assistants?

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How to Delegate Tasks Effectively

You can only be in one place at a time, and your time as a leader in your organization is best spent doing what others can’t. So why do many leaders busy themselves with the minutia and daily tasks of the day? A leader must learn what they aren’t good at as well as what jobs unnecessarily take up their time. This knowledge gives us the basis to know what to delegate to keep your time reserved for strategic thinking and acting. Delegating to others can maximize what gets done and is a key to maximizing your own productivity.

Here are a few tips to delegating tasks effectively:

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Why You Should Consider Hiring a Virtual Assistant Around the Holidays

The holidays can be a magical, family-oriented time of year—but they can also be crazy busy, stressful, and a little bit overwhelming. When all of the holiday parties and events start to pile up, it can become difficult to fit everything in at work and things may start to pile up.

To get you through the holiday season, you should consider hiring a virtual assistant to help you tie up the loose ends at the end of the year and get prepared for the next quarter. Here are a few more reasons why you should consider hiring a virtual assistant around the holidays.

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4 Ways to be More Productive

We all wish we could be more productive. If there was a magic pill we could take to suddenly increase the number of hours we could do productive work, many of us would have no hesitation on swallowing it down. Unfortunately, there is no such magic pill out there that can increase the number of tasks we can get done in the day. However, there are many ways that you can change your workday so that you can become more productive.

Here are four ideas to help you increase your productivity and become a happier, healthier worker bee.

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Should You Block Out Specific Time to Answer Emails?

It’s hard to imagine a day of work without a single email. In fact, it’s probably impossible to conduct a normal day of work without having to stop and respond to a question from a colleague, a problem from a client, or a new business opportunity that presents itself. While it’s completely amazing that we live in a time where we can all reach other at any given moment throughout the day without having to employ the services of another person (or a carrier pigeon), it can also be completely distracting. It also leads to us not having the ability to shut work off—a luxury that used to exist before the age of the internet.

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