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Why Virtual Assistants Are Important to Your Productivity

If you’re like most of us, you never have enough time to do all of the tasks that are required of an author and entrepreneur. My friend in San Diego says “Entrepreneurs are lucky, they only have to work half the time and it’s their choice which half of the day they work.”

I truly believe the advent of virtual assistants is one of the greatest resources created in the past ten years. We don’t have to do every task ourselves and in fact, if we can hire it out for under $200 an hour, we should not do the task. Especially when we take the time to do marketing, sales or relationship building tasks instead of doing the outsourced task.

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Have you ever felt like you can’t get it all done? Have you ever wished for an extra day in the week? It’s the nature of the entrepreneur and especially for authors. You’ve more likely discovered by now that there is no end in sight. Once you’ve accomplished one phase, the next is upon you and there is no end in sight.
One of the greatest insights my mentor told me was to commit in writing every task that I had to do. Then once it was in writing I was able hire an assistant to take over the tasks that slowed me down or sometimes plain irritated me.