Are you feeling overwhelmed with holiday orders, customer requests, invoicing, or anything in-between? The holidays are a wonderful time of year, meant for celebrating and spending time with your loved ones, attending social events, and enjoying festivities galore. However, for many entrepreneurs, the holidays are often the busiest time of the year thanks to deadlines, work shortages, end-of-year planning, and an influx of product orders. In times like these, it can be incredibly helpful to have a right-hand person to pick up extra tasks and make sure things are getting done so you can get the most out of your holiday season.
Here are our top five ways that a VA can help you take some stress out of this Holiday Season:
1. Create and mail holiday cards and invites.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year...” - minus the 50,000 holiday cards and invites you need to send out to friends and family. Rather than spending precious time on prepping and sending your cards, reach out to a VA and outsource it. No fuss - no muss - just a little something off your plate and more time spent with your family.
2. Monitor your emails and schedule while you are away.
Heading out for the holiday and worried about leaving your inbox for such a long period of time? Consider hiring a VA to check your emails daily and report in on important emails or organize your inbox to ensure a smooth transition back. While you’re gone, your VA can continue to schedule your meetings, organize your tasks, and discard junk emails, all while you get a much-needed break from it all!
3. Gift ordering and managing for employees and clients.
Sending employees and clients gifts during the holiday season is a great way to add a thoughtful touch to the work environment. This is a great task to delegate to your VA - they can devote all of their attention to collecting information, packaging items, labeling boxes, and getting everything to the post office quickly.
4. Review your finances and prep for tax season.
Been slacking on your bookkeeping and invoice tracking? Our billing specialist Reema is here to help! December is a great time to have someone get your finances in order before tax season arrives. Skip the boring spreadsheets and spend more time celebrating with your family over the holidays.
5. Help prep and ship inventory.
This time of year can be especially busy for product-based businesses. It’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed with product orders, shipping, invoicing, or customer service. A little extra administrative support could be exactly what you need! Outsource some of your workloads to one of our VAs and spend more time focusing on more important things like good food and family.
These are just a few of the many ways a VA can help make your holiday season a merrier one! Interested in getting started with your own VA extraordinaire or just have questions? Schedule a free consultation with one of our experts to chat about your options today!
Author: Camryn Pickworth
As the head VA and owner of The First Pick VA Group I have found such great joy in sharing my experiences and top tips with other freelancers and aspiring VA's. I hope that our blog can service as a great reference for VA's and Clients alike!