Being a business owner often means wearing many hats and learning as you go. Delegate business tasks to a virtual assistant to reap business benefits. As per the current virtual assistant statistics, you can gain better focus and a more flexible schedule, among others.
Magic offers a quick and easy way to access virtual assistants who can take work off your plate, especially for hard-to-fill roles and fluctuating workloads.
What Are the Benefits of a Virtual Assistant?
Delegation in business is a sign of good leadership that will empower your team. Take a close look at your tasks and consider if they could be more efficiently handled by someone else. For a more productive business operation, assign them to a worker whose skill set matches the task at hand.
A virtual assistant contributes to your work efficiency by taking over work that’s often overlooked in a starting business such as administrative tasks. Here are five benefits of delegating business tasks to Magic:
1. Free up your time
“Magic has helped me deliver more for my clients because it has freed me up to do my best work.”
– Kwame Ulmer, Ulmer Ventures Principal
A Magic Assistant can cross items off your to-do list, such as managing your email and appointments, liaising with people, keeping track of workflows, and more. This way, you can avoid unnecessary stress and concentrate better on what’s important.
Ulmer Ventures, which works in the technical niche of FDA processes and regulations, was able to save time with a virtual assistant who managed the team’s schedules, researched and organized relevant information, and sourced candidates.
With effective delegation, Kwame Ulmer and his team were also able to give more attention to their clients, delivering shorter response times and hitting higher sales targets.
2. Boost productivity and efficiency
“Any company that is looking to expand and free up time for people to do more productive tasks [should hire remote assistants].”
– Patrick Curley, YachtLife CEO
Accomplishing more work offers potential for greater profit. Delegation in business allows you to maximize your team’s efforts for a more productive and efficient workflow.
Let a general virtual assistant handle administrative duties and ensure that you stick to your schedule, especially meetings and deadlines. They will also assist you in preparing and implementing additional marketing strategies to raise sales.
With long back-and-forths between multiple brokers, yacht chartering can be tedious. With the help of Magic, YachtLife was able to boost productivity as the business picked up and became more in demand.
While they relied a lot on savvy salesmanship, Patrick Curley and his team benefited greatly from having virtual assistants who attended to administrative and sales work without any onboarding problems.
This enabled them to develop better relationships with clients and create a better customer experience. From these improvements, YatchLife was able to book its biggest sale yet.
3. Motivate your team and build morale
“Honestly, it feels like we have another co-founder, at this point… Every time a new problem comes up, [we ask] ‘Oh can we solve this with Magic?”
– Duncan Hamra, Memberstack Co-Founder
While it’s good to trust employees, over-delegating can lead to burnout. This demotivates the team and is less likely to put in quality work. Plus, with employees just focusing on their core functions, working remotely makes you more excited to build good relationships with your virtual co-workers.
Through Magic, software startup Memberstack found a virtual assistant to delegate business tasks to. This includes sorting through and organizing inbound messages by priority and turning raw footage into polished showcase videos.
One week after onboarding, Memberstack’s VA changed up its calendar management and improved its response time and data gathering. Duncan Hamra found hiring a virtual assistant a valuable and versatile way to get work done and motivate his team.
Delegating tasks to a virtual assistant can show that you support a fulfilling work-life balance and motivate employees to reach greater success.
4. Provide a new perspective and creativity
“We’ve invited [a Magic Assistant] to participate in our weekly routine meeting, and so he hears things, and he says, ‘Hmm, there’s an opportunity here for me to improve a process or to do something that nobody’s asking me to do.”
– Steven Lewis, The Boost Pad Executive Director
A motivated team encourages initiative and innovation as employees have more time to focus on core functions and pursue personal growth through mentorship or courses. A virtual assistant will provide a fresh point of view in performing tasks as they work in different business areas.
When business incubator The Boost Pad hired a virtual assistant through Magic, they were just looking for an executive assistant to manage their streams of information. The remote assistant went beyond and was able to do more by creating a Slack to Trello platform to track delegated tasks, activities, and meetings.
In addition, delegating tasks to Magic means paying for the work only. Reduce your operational costs by paying a virtual assistant on an hourly basis.
5. Better scalability
“Magic helped us take on bigger initiatives… that are really important for our business growth.”
– Jeremy Jarman, Truffle Shuffle Head of Marketing
Truffle Shuffle easily ramped up its operations while keeping an eye out for new opportunities. Magic sourced and screened 11 virtual assistants, mostly in sales and customer support, to help manage the company’s growing demand. They also support team members in different projects so they can accomplish more and take on newer initiatives.
Delegation in business allows you to focus on scaling up your business according to its needs and goals. With Magic, you can get quick and effective results in both talent acquisition and operations. If you need to hire more help, Magic also lets you adjust the number of VAs you’re working with or their hours accordingly.
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Magic Moments: Gain More than Business Benefits
Whatever your task is, Magic strives to accomplish them so you can reach your goals. Aside from the benefits of a virtual assistant we’ve covered, learn about two unique customer experiences we call Magic Moments where our virtual assistant services have helped our clients.
1. Working towards your dream
In August 2021, a Magic Virtual Assistant was tasked to research job openings that matched the client’s credentials and apply to them. Fast forward to today, our client sent a voice message thanking Magic and their VA who helped land her dream job with a news station in Myrtle Beach, SC.
2. No task is too weird if it’s possible
A Magic client previously asked for help to create a cardboard cutout of himself which was successfully done. Two and a half years later, he came back—this time, asking for an image of a goat. This is one of the strangest tasks a Magic Virtual Assistant was asked to do, but they were able to successfully do it for the client.
Hassle-Free Delegation in Business With Magic
Effective delegation is key to maintaining a motivated and achieving team. It will increase productivity and efficiency in daily operations. Use Magic and delegate business tasks to a virtual assistant for the benefit of your employees and business growth.
No matter the job description, Magic will match you with the right remote worker for virtual assistant jobs such as:
Delegating tasks to a virtual assistant doesn’t have to be time-consuming. It’s as easy as chatting or tagging a team member on the business apps you already use through Magic Integration. Get started with Magic and let us know how we can help your business grow.
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