Christmas period for the busy entrepreneur can be a lot more stressful than usual. Wrapping-up all business-related matters that you normally do in a month, now have to be completed in a couple of days or weeks. This after what has been a long and arduous year can raise your stress levels and cause unimaginable pressure, unnecessarily.
Thankfully, we at The Virtual Assistant Business Club are available to assist you over the festive season in getting those last-minute tasks completed. Here are Nine Virtual Assistant Services that will help see you through the festive period.
- Giving Thanks
Your clients are the ‘bread and butter’ of your business, so taking the time to say thank you for their support over the past year is a lovely way of extending your gratitude, and what better time than Christmas 2020? A Virtual Assistant can make use of the more environmentally friendly e-card, and your personal VA can manage this entire process for you, from your inbox.
- Gift Shopping
Hire a Virtual Assistant to buy gifts for your clients if you want to go the extra mile. Simply brief your virtual assistant on your budget and they will source cost-effective and beautiful presents that will help ensure you stay at the forefront of their minds. They can also arrange the delivery and wrapping of the gifts. Voila, so no presents to wrap – it can’t get much better than this.
- Plan an Office Party
If your clients are the ‘the bread and butter’’ of your business, then your employees are the heart and soul. Show your appreciation by throwing a Christmas party that they’ll never forget! So you think you’ve left it a bit late? Never fear. A competent personal Virtual Assistant will have the resource and know-how to get you booked up with something in no time. Simply brief them on budget, numbers and location requirements and they will find you a fantastic last-minute deal so that you and your employees can celebrate in style.
- Run a Festive Promotion
Christmas is a time when most people and businesses wind down, so one way you can proactively encourage more sales is to have a festive promotion or competition. A Virtual Assistant with specialist digital marketing skills can help ensure you maximise your promotion. They can help set up email marketing or social media campaigns, and update your website to reflect the offer you are promoting. They can also send out newsletters to your current database to help push last-minute sales or let them know about upcoming deals in the new year. It may be just what you need to grab those all-important orders during the quieter winter months. Food for thought!
- Outstanding Payments
It’s not what we want to have to think about at Christmas, but invariably you will have a few clients who have gotten a little tardy over the year and still owe you money. That is a hangover you don’t want to start the new year with, so why not consider outsourced credit control, by using a Virtual Assistant to do the hard work for you. A good VA will have a lot of experience in this area and will handle the subject sensitively and professionally, ensuring that you can start the new year on a fresh financial footing.
- Social Media
While you take a break this year, shutting down your business is not a good idea. Social media only works if you are consistent, so continuing to post on social media platforms is something a Virtual Assistant can do for you. Having a clear plan is the key to success and the VA can help with this from creation to implementation.
- Emails & Correspondence
Just like most of the working population, you are probably keen to wrap up before Christmas and take a few weeks off. However, not all of your clients will be doing the same. It won’t look good if you simply ‘go offline’. Emails still need to be answered, and orders still need to be processed. Luckily, you can outsource all of this to your Virtual Assistant, who will keep things ticking over nicely during the holidays. This keeps your clients happy, and you get to enjoy some much-needed R&R over the festive season, safe in the knowledge that everything is being taken care of by professionals.
- Manage your Diary during the Festive Season
December should be a time for festivities and relaxation, but any busy entrepreneur knows that in reality, it is a lot more hard work than it sounds. You have Christmas parties and festive get-togethers to book and attend, both personally and privately. Besides, you may have additional travel plans to organise if you are going away over the holiday and have the added headache of booking flights and accommodation for the whole family!
A personal Virtual Assistant can take all the stress away, by using their expert organisational skills to coordinate your whole diary, send you reminders for upcoming events, book venues and organise all of your travel plans.
- Planning for the New Year – 2021!
As a business owner, your time is best spent steering your proverbial ship. This means as the year 2020 is drawing to a close you need to be focused on planning and strategy for 2021. But how can you possibly do that with mundane tasks building up, and all the other festivities to enjoy?
If you haven’t figured it out by now I will just say it plain and simple, you need to hire a Virtual Assistant to take care of the mounting administrative tasks that would usually take your time. They can manage emails, and deal with enquiries, plan your January schedule of social media and client meetings. Offload those tasks and leave yourself time to enjoy the season.
This year, get Christmas all wrapped up in style. There’s no need for you to be feeling winter blues, this is a time to make merry. Even Santa gets all the help he can at this time of year, so why shouldn’t you call in your very own troop of elves? Once everything is done and dusted, you can put your feet up in front of the fire and enjoy the Christmas season with the ones you love!
I hope you found my blog the nine Virtual Assistant Services for the festive season useful. Ahh, slowly but surely, it’s starting to feel like Christmas…
If you’re short on time during the festive period and could do with some help or would like to know more about our Virtual Assistant Services feel free to send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2021
Until next year…………..