You might think that personal assistants are for movie stars or for the rich, but that’s changing. Virtual assistants are helping people of all circumstances to organize their life and get more of their time back. Whether you’re finding it difficult to get through the day to day running of family life or spend a lot of time working and need additional help, there are many ways a virtual pa can help you.
Here are just a few things that they can take care of for you.
Not just for business
It’s common for small businesses and entrepreneurs to us virtual assistants for a variety of roles. From calendar management, admin, HR and customer service through to marketing. But they aren’t just for business. A lot of virtual PAs also take on personal tasks too.
A virtual assistant can take over the running of certain household tasks, giving you your time back. This could include arranging AC repair, booking cleaners or gardeners, or calling around for quotes from builders and decorators.
Searching through travel agent sites, reading reviews and arranging itineraries can be tiresome and time consuming. A virtual pa can take over this role for you so that you don’t have to. Many experienced ones will have a good range of contacts they can call on for advice and offers.
It doesn’t need to be your main family vacation either, but can be for a short break or even arranging tickets and travel for a day trip.
If you’re juggling work appointments, social engagements as well as family, it can become hectic and difficult to keep track of all the places you’re meant to be and why. A good pa will be able to manage these calendars and make sure that you’re not double booking yourself or missing important appointments.
They can also arrange things such as dental appointments or doctors’ visits.
When your time pressed, or just forgetful, you might not be putting much thought into gift giving. Often, people either try and buy something at the last minute or throw money at the situation. But there are times where you can and should be putting a little more thought into things. A virtual pa can research special ideas for you and even arrange the entire thing.
Budgets are stretched these days. The cost of living seems to be rising all the time. A virtual pa can work to help you save money. They can do the research to ensure that you’re getting the lowest price on your home bills and can store and file your receipts ready for calculating your tax return.
Should you get a personal virtual assistant?
Many people find their virtual PA makes their lives a lot easier. For the price of a few hours work a week, you can get back your time and organize your life more efficiently, leaving you more time to concentrate on the things that you want to do.