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Assess How Effective You Are at Delegating

As you advance in your career, the ability to delegate becomes more important. By delegating, you will have more time to focus on the work where you can add the most value. You will also provide the space for others to get valuable training and move up in their careers. Take a moment today and assess your effectiveness in delegating.

To start, analyze your current workload. Some of the questions you can ask yourself are:

  • What are you doing today that you can delegate to free up time for yourself?

  • Is there a specific task that only you can do which you are neglecting to do something that another person on the team can do?

  • Can someone do part of the work you are doing more effectively (or efficiently) than you?

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This Is How a Virtual Assistant Can Enhance Your Business

If you are drowning in your to-do list, try working with a virtual assistant. Finding and working with one can save you hours of time and effort. A virtual assistant can help you tackle your to-do list in no time at all, especially those tasks on your list that can be completed by anyone. He or she will help you get out from under the avalanche of work. When you are freer, your assistant can also help you do the things you wanted to do but never had the time to complete. Having someone you can rely on to do all the undone work can change your professional life.

Luckily, finding a virtual assistant today is easier than ever. Thanks to the internet, there are multiple sites where you can connect with the right assistant for you. My favorite site is Upwork, where you can find highly rated freelancers for every budget, based around the world. You can also post a job on Twitter, Craigslist, or Zirtual, a portal dedicated to helping professionals find virtual assistants for both office and personal work.

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How to Properly Delegate Work to Your First Hire

Sooner or later, your business will grow to the level where you alone can no longer get everything done. It is inevitable: to grow and stay on track with business demands, more help is required.

Hiring a firm’s first employee is a big change that is both positive and challenging. The new hire will not only take on part of the workload but will hopefully bring new skills and practices that weren’t previously available at the firm.

The goal is to train and set the new hire up to be as successful as possible.

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5 Benefits of Hiring Freelancers to Help You Out

As you grow your business, you will need to rely on many capabilities, which you may not have within your firm. But what happens if it is only you and a few employees? Your budget probably doesn’t allow for hiring a professional for each of your many needs.

This is where freelancers come in. They can truly be lifesavers for a small firm. Expert freelancers exist who specialize in anything you can imagine. They can work with your firm on a short-term, contract or ad-hoc basis, helping to solve your current (and future) problems.

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