You’re an expert, right?
Are you spending too much time carrying out administrative tasks such as invoicing, quoting, chasing papers etc? Would this time be better spent carrying out assessments, writing reports and continuing your development in your particular area of expertise?
Do you think that you can’t afford to employ an assistant or have an organised office system?
Have you considered a virtual assistant?
In all probability, you possibly couldn’t justify paying someone part-time to carry out these tasks for you or in having a physical office for someone to work from. Virtual assistants work from their own home, and can work for as many (or as few) hours as required. They are self-employed freelancers, so no sick-pay, holiday-pay or NI considerations. You simply pay an hourly rate and your VA will track their time, provide an itemised breakdown (if required) and bill you for the hours worked. In this technological age, with Skype, Whatsapp, Dropbox and Google docs, mobile telephones and emails, there is no need for a business support worker to actually sit in an office with you.
As you go through your day, which of these tasks would free up your time to concentrate on what you do best?
- Responding to enquiries
- Sending out quotations for work
- Following up on enquiries
- Arranging appointments
- Setting up meetings
- Sending out reports
- Chasing invoices
I have 6 year’s experience working for the country’s largest multi-disciplinary expert witness provider, so have a thorough understanding of family and criminal court proceedings.