Updated: Dec 6, 2021
Don’t let the holiday rush cause you extra stress!
Have you ever heard of a little business ELF a.k.a virtual assistant?
If not, have no fear I’m spreading free holiday cheer.
A virtual assistant is practically a business owner’s best friend.
A virtual assistant can clean up your inbox, handle your scheduling, book your travel, manage projects, and so much more. A virtual assistant is able to tackle many different tasks and projects. I’m sure you can only imagine how this might come in handy especially around the holidays.
The end of the year is one of the busiest times of the year. People are busy attending parties, going on vacation, buying gifts, visiting family, or just handling personal stuff. If you are a fellow entrepreneur, you are trying to do ALL of that on top of running a business! That is how the holiday season can become one of the most stressful times of the years for business owners.
Are you having a Black Friday sale? Christmas sale? Or are you just seeing an increase in orders? Is thinking about the holiday rush just giving you anxiety? A virtual assistant can not only help you prepare, but the right VA can help you execute!!
Most virtual assistants package their services by hourly or by service. Different virtual assistants specialize in different things. A lot of virtual assistants, who haven’t narrowed down to a niche, will just offer general administrative services. Depending on what services you need, you can decide what type of virtual assistant will be best for your business.
You may experience an increase in orders and inventory.
There is usually a business boom around the holidays. A lot of people shop more than usual around the holidays to buy gifts for their loved ones. Businesses might experience an increase in orders. Instead of hiring an employee, you can work with a virtual assistant to get the extra help you need around this time of the year. An increase in the volume of orders could mean that you just need a VA to help make sure all orders are fulfilled and inventory stays stocked. A general VA would be able to assist you with that. A general VA can tackle just about any personal or business task for you. Even if you yourself need help shopping for gifts.
You may need to update your business website.
With the holidays approaching a lot of businesses are updating their websites to reflect sale and discount prices. A virtual assistant that specializes in Website building/ editing would be a great fit. Have you thought of spicing up your website or adding a web page to reflect your business Black Friday or Christmas Sale. An general VA might also be able to help with this. Please note when working with a general admin virtual assistant, you want to make sure he/she is able to create exactly what you need. A virtual assistant that specializes in website management should be way my more advanced and an expert on that craft.
You may need travel arrangements made for you.
Are you visiting family and friends for the holiday? Do you want to plan a vacation, but can’t find the time to? With the holiday business boom, you might find that you don’t even have the time to search the internet. A travel VA is an expert in finding the best deals for airlines, hotels, and attractions. You just have to give all the details of your travel and this VA should plan it all out for you.
You may find that email management would be big help!
Are you being overloaded with emails, tickets, or inquiries? You can hire a VA just to sort through all your stuff. The right VA can respond back to all your emails, tickets, or inquiries. I know it’s a hassle to have to check or just to keep up with especially around the holidays. As long as you equip your VA with the knowledge needed to respond back on your behalf, everything should be breeze!
The same thing goes for call management too by the way.
An increase in business leads to more customer interaction and that could mean more phone calls. There’s so much a little business elf can do for you and your business especially around the holidays. Hiring a virtual assistant should not break your wallet. You will only be paying for the hours rendered or the services you need. By shelling out a few dollars you are giving you and your business the help it needs to thrive. Remember working with the right VA will bring in even more business.