Do you know how to save time and money using a VA?

You are a very busy entrepreneur, with business booming, and enough clients to actually start making some good income…but…you are feeling:

1.    Overwhelmed… by the amount of work that needs to keep your business going 

2.    Frustrated… because you have to do work that you really hate doing

3.    Unproductive…because you are not the best at some of these tasks, so doing them is taking too long to complete

 

These are all signs that it’s time to stop and re-assess your workload. It’s time to allow yourself to focus on the work you do best and hire somebody to do the rest. Being the jack-of-all-trades can initially seem like a necessity when you’re an entrepreneur, but it really doesn’t have to be that way!

In reality, you cannot create a highly successful business by yourself. Get help where you need it the most!  Focus on what really creates the revenue and what you are passionate about.  

So, how much is your time worth?  

Let’s say you are a lawyer, billing out $125 per hour (and that’s on the low end).  Let’s say you spend 10 hours per week working on social media updates, bookkeeping, email campaigns, etc.  If you paid yourself your hourly rate, it would be $1,250 per week…that’s $5,000 per month.  

These same tasks can be done by a highly experienced virtual assistant for much less money.  For example, my rate is $35 per hour.  So you would pay me $350 per week…that’s $1,400 per month…which is saving you $3,600 per month.  And, you don’t have the stress or headache trying to accomplish it all.  

If you took those 10 hours per week (40 hours per month) and focused solely on income producing activities (such as talking with prospective clients or networking with partners) how much money could you make in those 40 hours per month? Would you be able to make that $1,400 per month to pay your assistant? Sure you would!  In fact, I’m certain you would be able to grow your business exponentially!!

The math makes sense. So, what is stopping you? If you’re not moving forward on this you must ask yourself — what’s holding you back?

 

Click HERE to take my online money savings challenge.  It’s simple and fast and for your eyes only.  Find out how much money you can save by hiring a Virtual Assistant.

 

Elizabeth Debol
Executive Virtual Assistant
elizabeth.debol@smallbvs.com
www.SmallBVS.com

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What Does Your CRM Look Like?

OK.  I need to start a topic of conversation regarding CRM programs & database management.  I talk to at least 1 person a week (sometimes more) regarding their contact database and CRM platforms.

I currently work within the following platforms for clients:

www.Soffront.com
www.ConstantContact.com
www.MailChimp.com
www.Zoho.com

What does your CRM look like?  Here is what I often see:

  1. Thousands of contacts getting no consistent communication.
  2. Thousands of contacts getting regular communication, but poor list segmenting means poor open rates.
  3. Thousands of contacts added to the wrong lists, resulting in poor open rates and no engagement.
  4. Thousands of contacts, segmented fairly well, getting the same communication, resulting in no engagement.

Now, some of the individuals I speak with say they have thousands of contacts, hundreds of business cards, numerous clients, and dozens of suspects, but when asked what they do with all them, they say NOTHING.

Does this sound like you?  If so, don’t feel bad.  I’m not trying to call you out or put you down.  It’s just the way it is.  Why? Because not many people really know what to do with their contacts. They just don’t know where to start.

Well, let me explain something to you.  Email marketing and list segmenting is NOT something magical.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  It doesn’t create instant clients.  But, if done correctly and consistently, it does get your name out there and get you in front of people.  And it can get you new clients. And that’s what you want!

It doesn’t have to be complicated.  It can start with a simple spreadsheet and turn into so much more in a short time if the work put in is consistent and effective.  But who has time for that?  I know you don’t. I speak with so many business owners who say they WANT to get starting with email marketing and they WANT to see the results, but they have no time in their busy work week to even think about sitting down and starting from scratch.

Don’t let all those contacts go to waste.  Don’t let all those years of networking and hours of meetings leave you with no prospects or leads. Utilize all that hard work.  Put it to good use.  Find a CRM program and email marketing platform that works for YOU.

Need help?  Contact me.  That’s what I do.  I help the overwhelmed business owner keep track of their communication efforts and consistently work with them to effectively keep their name in front of those who need their business.

Elizabeth Debol
Executive Virtual Assistant
elizabeth.debol@smallbvs.com
www.SmallBVS.com

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