As a Mompreneur you are a master juggler. Should I play with the children or answer a customer enquiry? It doesn’t have to be like this… you can outsource some of your work. But What is Outsourcing?
Well nearly everything…
You can employ a Virtual Assistant to help you in your daily tasks.
A VA is a person who works remotely from you who can do a number of different jobs to help you run your business efficiently. They have their own office kitted out with computer/internet/printer etc. you communicate through online programs, zoom, WhatsApp etc. they can work a few hours to full time for you or work on once off contracts.
A Virtual Assistant in South Africa is not a new concept. It has being around for a few years. But it is gaining traction, with business cutting cost and different ways of doing business need to be discovered.
For Example, you want to add a blog to your online store. This is a harder then it seems. Finding the time to research information for the blog, find and write around the key words (SEO) to optimism your blog etc. A VA can help.
Another Example is, e-mail marketing – automation of your collection of e-mail addresses, different lists of clients etc. A VA can help.
A Virtual Assistant generally specializes in a few different areas of the list above. My business, for example, specializes in anything website design, maintenance and administrative services. I have tried Social Media Management and dislike coming up with content for other people but enjoy running social media pages. Whereas other VAs thrive on SSM and make a successful business with it.
So instead of doing everything in your business under pressure (and facing burnout) you can outsource a VA to free up time, even 10 hours a month, where you are more available to play with your children knowing someone else is writing that blog, posting to your social media pages or answering that email.
Have a look here for what VA services Red Poppy Offers to you the busy business owner.