Just the other day I was interviewed on Chelsea Foster’s podcast, Burnout-Proof Your Biz.
During our chat, Chelsea asked me, “How did you use your virtual assistant (VA) during your most recent launch?” I shared the specifics of what I had my VA do and I thought you might benefit from hearing this, too.
I get many questions about outsourcing and using VAs.
You probably already know that you won’t be able to scale your business and continue to reach a larger audience if you are doing it all by yourself. That is why a large part of the Organized Influencer Academy focuses on the What, Why, and How of outsourcing.
We recently reopened enrollment to the Organized Influencer Academy - woohoo! To say there were a lot of moving parts involved in the process would be the understatement of the year.
Photography by Teresa Earnest Social.
During our launch, I used a VA to help me with launch-specific items.
I didn’t want to pull our team away from the daily tasks we already have to do, so I brought her on as extra help for the two week period. It was also very helpful to have someone providing feedback that is outside of my bubble. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in organization, systems, and tools that I start talking in jargon. Avoiding jargon-speak is something I’m constantly working on!
I told my VA that I needed her for a minimum of 10 hours. I gave her timelines and had her check in regularly. Then I assigned her tasks one at a time.
Here’s what I had her do:
Twelve hours later, it was the best money I ever spent.
Ok, that might be a bit dramatic, but it saved me SO much time. Yes, I could have done those tasks myself but instead, I spent those hours on more high-level tasks, like connecting with awesome people like you to answer your questions. I highly suggest using a VA whenever you’re pressed for time or something has been sitting on your to-do list forever. Try it out and send me a DM on Instagram to let me know how it goes!
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