The typical business owner understands how precious and limited time is on any given day. You may have found yourself wishing for more of it on several occasions–“Will I ever get through this mound of email?”
Time management is difficult when important, but lower-priority tasks get in the way of your strategic focus.
Hiring a virtual receptionist can help you buy back your time as a business owner so you can spend time on your priorities.
Virtual receptionists can help you improve your time management skills by giving you more time to use freely.
What could you do with a few extra hours each day? That’s what a virtual receptionist can give to you.
Could a virtual receptionist save you time?
How could a virtual receptionist help save you time at work? Can you think of any areas of work that are keeping you from working on your top priorities? We’ve talked to tons of business owners who have told us first-hand how Conversational Receptionists help them save time at work. Here are 3 ways a virtual assistant can help you improve your time management skills.
They take care of business
A virtual receptionist will help you manage your time better, not by coaching you or tracking your work, but by doing the work you probably don’t have time for, like:
- Answering phones
- Transferring calls
- Cleaning up your email inbox
- Making appointments
- Marking cancellations
- Taking messages
On average, a virtual receptionist can save you around 2 hours each day just by taking care of these tasks for you. That’s huge! When someone you trust is handling your clerical and office duties, you can relax and focus on your company’s top priorities. That’s a direct benefit for your business.
They buy you time to relax
At Conversational, we often have business owners tell us that working with our receptionists has enabled them not to work harder, but to work smarter. The extra time they gain from outsourcing receptionist and office duties to a virtual receptionist is so special to them, they don’t always want or choose to fill it with more work. Instead, they might opt to spend the extra time doing something for themselves (and we heartily approve). Can a virtual assistant help make that a possibility? Yes.
One business owner in the social media marketing industry recently shared his own experience with us in a review:
“About 3 days a week now [that I’m working with a Conversational receptionist], I go to the community center and swim a few laps. I’ve never done things like this before. It kind of shocked my wife. I’ve always been a workaholic. But it helps me clear my head, and I come back to the office refreshed and ready to tackle the big stuff.”
They make full-time look like overkill
If your business is too small to bring a full-time receptionist on board, or simply doesn’t want to shell out the money to hire full-time, hiring a remote virtual receptionist means you spend less time managing full-time employees and more time working on your business and priorities.
The more time you spend on your priorities, the better you’ll become at juggling those tasks and time management. When there is more free time to spend on business, it will be easier for you to organize and allot that time by project.
Virtual receptionists never come to your physical location–they do everything remotely, relying on technology to stay connected to your office. Your customers and callers will never know your receptionist is working remotely, and hearing a professional, friendly receptionist pick up the phone will reassure your customers that you’re a well-established and trustworthy business. And you won’t have to spend time managing, correcting, coaching, or even making small-talk with virtual receptionists.
Can a virtual assistant help you improve your time management skills and give you the freedom to pursue your priorities?
That’s a resounding yes, and we’d love to help you get started with a plan that’s right for you below.