5 Ways Authors Will Value Using a Virtual Assistant

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For an author, spending time writing content for your next book is key to your business. You need to focus your time on what you do best, writing, and not trying to do everything else to run your business.

So why should authors consider using the services of a virtual assistant?  A virtual assistant will be a valuable asset to you and your business by saving you time and reducing your stress levels.

Below are 5 items you can delegate to a virtual assistant.

1. Appointment Setting With access to your calendar, your virtual assistant can help you by arranging your meetings and reminding you of up and coming meetings.

2. Email Management Another item you can outsource is your email, forget about spending precious hours cleaning out your inbox and filing away your emails. Explain to your virtual assistant the emails you are happy for them to respond to and how you like your emails to be filed once they have been actioned. It may take time but it will be worth it in the long run.

3. Proofreading and Editing Once you have your draft ready, you will need someone to look at it with a fresh set of eyes, looking over your work repeatedly can potentially lead to missing spelling mistakes or other errors.

4. Formatting Not everyone is great when it comes to formatting, instead of struggling with it on your own and spending some very frustrating hours trying to figure it out whilst your stress levels rise, pass it over to your virtual assistant so you can move on to your next project.

5. Social Media Management Yes, social media just takes over everything these days and this is where your business needs to be. Your virtual assistant will be able create your online accounts and handle your updates.  If you need assistance with creating your account contact us today!

Hopefully, this has given you a few ideas as to what you can outsource and that there is light at the end of the tunnel! Click here to download my Working with a Virtual Assistant Checklist.