How to Spend Your Time as a Virtual Assistant
Updated: Dec 6, 2020
Sharing a little cup of encouragement with my VA friends today who are building their businesses and need a little time management support!
At church on Sunday, our pastor was talking about how we need to master the habit of how we spend our time. He shared 4 tips for doing so that I thought my fellow Virtual Assistant friends would find helpful:
1. Decide what is important.
How many hours do you want to work with a VA? Is that bad client worth your sanity and all the stress they are causing? Do you want to work hard and make 6 figures or is a being a VA as a side hustle earning $20k enough for you? YOU get to decide what's important to YOU.
2. Give calendar time to the important things.
In addition to your client work, make sure you are carving out time for self-care (don't just sit at your desk for 8 hours a day without moving your body!). Make sure you are carving out time on your calendar for networking events and classes that are going to help improve your skills as a Virtual Assistant. Client work is not the only important part of running your VA business - you want to keep growing!
3. Eliminate the non-essentials.
Stop spending weeks on creating a logo. I promise no one ever talks about my logo and I've been a VA for 11 years. Stop spending hours on your social media strategy when all your clients come to you via referral or in person networking. If Instagram is where you find your clients, give up LinkedIn and spend your time there. A lot of times we think we *have* to be on certain social channels when honestly, most of them are a waste of time if you stop and look at where your clients are coming from.
4. Regularly take inventory.
Are you working with clients you love? Are you doing work you love? Do you love being a VA or are you just in it for the money? Make sure you carve out time quarterly to evaluate your business goals and where you are currently at. Adjust as you go.
Hope this was helpful to read! And if doing all of this at once seems overwhelming, just pick one and start there.