Productivity and Outsourcing

As a business owner, how do you keep up with the many little tasks that threaten to eat up all of your time? One way is by outsourcing. Hire a Virtual Assistant and use her as your executive secretary. When I get behind with my writing or I don’t have time to learn the technical aspects of a task, I call my V.A.  She can get a sales page uploaded and a payment method installed while I’m still wondering what to do first. And when you find a good Virtual Assistant, hold on to her. There is no better person to have on your team.

There are other methods to help your productivity, some free and others paid services. The key is to automate as much as possible. Use a service such as Hootsuite to quickly keep track of your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn profiles all in one place. Set your autoresponder to send out update notices to Twitter and to your mailing list whenever you update your blog. Use a small address book to quickly retrieve your passwords. Set up folders in your email account to quickly sort your mail if you can’t act on it right away. And keep gathering productivity tips from others – there’s always room for improvement.

If you have any tips to share I would love to hear them. Just comment below.

Carol

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