Working with Virtual Assistants: My Experiences with Lauren Watts & Ms Virtual Assistant!

Lauren Watts (left) and my better half Jude Dowsett (right) obviously having lots of fun! Lauren has been a great asset to my business - Virtual Assistants rock!

Lauren Watts (left) and my better half Jude Dowsett (right) obviously having lots of fun! Lauren has been a great asset to my business – Virtual Assistants rock!

I remember once upon a time some years ago I was quite an earlier version of myself.  I was much fatter, had much crappier clothes, drove a much cheaper car, my business was only a fraction of what it was today and I was surviving from month to month.

This was a massive improvement of course, I was no longer surviving from week to week (or day to day when I have been homeless living out of my car) and I was quite simply starting to reach that point in my business where I needed some help.  In particular, my problems with Financial Management, Chasing up people who owed me money and Filling Events were starting to have their toll on me.

At one of the earlier 4Networking Meetings, I remember a strong woman came in and you could tell she had a “Point to prove”.  She was direct, focused, had no shame of selling her services and she made an instant impression on me.

Probably about 1 month later I took “The Plunge” so to speak and hired her with a Pre-Paid package to test her out.  Two to Three years later I using Lauren Watts and her Team of Virtual Assistants today and I gladly refer other people to her.

Basically where Virtual Assistants of her nature have really helped me out as a “then start-up” was in doing my dirty work, taking over routine tasks and helping me fill my Workshops.

This is a critical aspect I think in any business and some business structures are very well suited to using VA’s.  My own thinking and experiences lend me to the following points if a VA will suit you:

1) You got jobs you don’t want to do and someone else can do them.

2) Telemarketing is part of your job and you need a hand.

3) You have routine tasks that can be easily taught to another.

4) You can workout routine parts of your job you shouldn’t do anymore.

5) You want more of your own time back so you can focus on your business.

6) You are sick and tired of routine tasks.

7) Refer to Rule 6).

My advice? Think through carefully jobs you can outsource and how you think Virtual Assistants can really suit you.  They suit some businesses incredibly well (such as mine).  Then you can look at options and may I invite you to Google Lauren Watts, check out what you see and consider making contact with her agency.  It’s always great to discuss options and you can just pre-buy some time to “Dip your toe in the water”.

Once you start saving time so you can make more money I can promise you won’t look back!

Love your work and thank you to Lauren Watts and thank you for taking the time to read this.

About the Virtual Assistant Loving Author:

Edward Zia is a Marketing Mentor, Consultant, 4Networking Leader, Speaker and Lover of Awesome Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners based in Sydney Australia. He spends his days helping the business community with Ideas & Strategies to help his clients get more profitable clients with greater ease, success and automation.

To learn more, visit www.excellenceabove.com.au and he so invites you sign up for Free Awesome Sales & Marketing Strategies + Ideas. If you like what you see, check out his Online Success Course “The Awesome Marketing Vault” – right here!