Look in business advice articles or ask business leaders about the keys to successful business and you will notice that time management emerges as one of the top cite strategies for success in business. Success is what you want for your VA business or you would still be working for someone else in that 9 to 5 job you walked away from to work for yourself in your own business.
Why is time management cited so often as a strategy for success in business? How can time management make or break your VA business? Time management does not top the list just because it sounds professional and business like. Time management is crucial to the success of your practice because if you can not manage your time well, you will not be able to manage the other aspects of your VA business successfully.
I am sure that you have heard before that time is money, and this is a truthful statement that bears repeating, and often. If as a result of the bad budgeting of your time you are unable to produce good results for the clients who outsource work to you then they will be unhappy and the money it generates for you will stop. Realtors are busy enough and have deadlines they must meet, without having to deal with work that is poorly done or turned in late to them because the virtual assistant they have chosen to outsource work to can not perform the work expected of them.
Work hard yes, but work smarter at the same time. Figure out how much time is required for various tasks and choose the ones with the highest payouts versus time spent on them to concentrate your energy and efforts on. This may mean narrowing your list of services that you offer agents through your real estat VA business. This is much more preferable for the success of your VA business than offering so many services that you can not possibly find the time needed to complete them professionally, and deliver them on time.
Time management can make or break your business if you have not taken the time first to plan out how you will produce the highest quality of work for your clients. Budget your time wisely, select those services that have the highest payouts for you. Create a schedule for completing and delivering this work to the agent, who has outsourced it to you, and you will be happier and more successful in your real estate VA business.
Online networks for the VA can provide the virtual assistant with the resources needed to further their success and offer an opportunity to learn from your peers that have already been there done that.