What is Personal Outsourcing?

18 07 2008

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Photo by Jspad on Flickr Via Creative Commons

Photo by Jspad on Flickr Via Creative Commons

Ohhhhh…Can’t someone else do it? Homer Simpson

This is an easy post to write, as I’ve just asked my VA Joseph to write it for me! I’ll put my feet up…

Here you go:

Personal Outsourcing

Personal Outsourcing can help grow your business Time is valuable factor in the existing world. Manage your life more efficiently by letting your virtual assistant carry out your routine and mundane tasks.

Hiring a virtual assistant makes a lot of difference in your life. You get to make time with your Family, Children, Friends and Yourself.

Virtual assistants can work for you on an hourly basis, project basis or on a monthly retainer basis.

A Virtual assistant can help you to maintain your databases, create and design your electronic books and reports, answer your routine customer service E-mail, Work with MS Word, Type and send letters or contracts, Make travel arrangements, Order services on your behalf and many more tasks.

When you “hire” a Virtual assistant you can interview him or her over the telephone and learn if your assistant has the skills that you are looking for. You must also make sure that you discuss the best way to work with each other.

Make sure that you organize yourself before allocating a task to your Virtual assistant.

In order to build a good relationship with your virtual assistant you need to have a good understanding of what you need, when you need and why you need. Clear and precise communication is required. Find the right balances for you and your VA so that your working relationship is efficient and productive. Feedback must be provided to help streamline your processes.

Deadlines and To-Do-List are not to be forgotten .Working with a VA can be a significant milestone in growing your business.

The key factor in hiring a virtual assistant is that you can keep doing what you do the best and leave the rest up to your Virtual assistant.

So there you have it. I’ll be posting more about my personal outsourcing experiences but I thought I’d put this quick post up as an introduction.

Note: This was cut and pasted directly from the word document that Joseph set me with no alteration, as was a first draft.


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3 responses

27 07 2008
Mini Mohan

Great article!! It is really very important to keep these points in mind when your hiring a VA. If we follow these instructions we can save the most valuable factor in the existing world “Time.” You can have more read on Personal Outsourcing in http://www.outsorcerer.com/blog

13 08 2008
Tools for Productivity « Lifestyle Project

[…] as you first option for every task. This way you can eliminate as much as you can. “Can’t someone else do it?” – make this your Mantra. See my other post on […]

15 08 2008
Personal Outsourcing Task Report: Hotel & Golf Negotiation « Lifestyle Project

[…] posted before about personal outsourcing. See here for details on my first task, and here for an explanation of what personal outsourcing is from my VA […]

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