Are you so overwhelmed with managing your email that you spend more time in your inbox than making your business profitable? According to a 2019 study, people spend an average of 5 hours a day handling email. Have you considered hiring a Virtual Assistant but unsure about letting a stranger into your inbox?
There is always a risk when you start working with someone new. It can be particularly difficult to entrust someone else with your inbox for fear that they could send out an email that might embarrass you by sending out incorrect information or sending out something that is poorly written. You should always do your research to find a Virtual Assistant. Two great ways are to look at testimonials and if you can get a referral from someone you know personally who has used a particular VA. By doing your own due diligence and trusting your gut instinct, you should be able to find a wonderful Virtual Assistant.
After you find someone who has excellent communication skills, is trustworthy and competent, they can help you create a system that works for you. It will save you time, money, and your sanity…don’t you think that is worth the risk? Below are some benefits of getting over your fears and securing the help you need.
➔ Email management can be extremely time-consuming…but it doesn’t have to be. A VA can organize your email by using color coding, folder creation, establishing filters, and even developing template responses.
➔ It is a good habit to check email at regular intervals. However, this can quickly become unproductive for you. When you allow a Virtual Assistant to manage your inbox, this eliminates you from having to sort through and take action for
each email. Therefore ridding you of having to be in your inbox so frequently. When you do get to your email your VA has already sorted, responded, and marked emails with levels of importance. This can greatly cut down the amount
of time you need to spend on email.
➔ By outsourcing your email management, your business can save money by not having an employee or office space, and paying out benefits; as well as saving time and money from not having to train a new employee. A VA is hired because of their experience and knowledge.
Save your Sanity
➔ Once you start working with a Virtual Assistant and allow them to handle your email, you will have more time to put towards other aspects of your life – personal and business. In addition to less stress and worry during your business day, this can mean not only more time but more focused time with your family. All of which can make you feel confident that when you aren’t “working”, your inbox is still being taken care of and you won’t return to an inbox with 100+ messages.