Delegation: The What and How

Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Now is the time to get some players on your team!

“The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players.” ~Blaine Lee

Do you have players on your team? The day you realize you just cannot do it all yourself may just be the day that sets you free. Learning to delegate is a sign of strength, not weakness. It shows you know your limits and how to best care for your time.

So, the question arises…What can I delegate?

Here are just a few things you and I can delegate out to regain our time and sanity:

  • Social Media

Managing social media profiles and networks can be a huge, time-consuming task. Social media, however, is also an important part of marketing any business. That is why delegating the process to a professional social media manager is a great idea. It can free you up to do so many other things.

  • Data Entry

This is another area that just makes a lot of sense to delegate. You can hire a reliable assistant to take care of your data entry tasks. Processing forms, capturing user information, copy and paste projects, even messages and responses.

  • Organizing Your Database and Contacts

Is your information all over the place with no system? Remote assistants can take all the randomness and set up a system for you that works. You know being organized would save a lot of time in the long run, but maybe you just do not have the time to set everything up properly. Delegate it and reap the benefits of organized files and contacts.

  • Research

Wouldn’t it feel amazing to be able to just sit down and start writing without having to seek out all the needed information? By delegating out your research, you can have all the statistics, quotes, and research you need at your fingertips, so you can jump in and get the job done. Hiring someone else to collect research dose not have to be just for writing projects either. How about finding out what is working for your competitors, what social networks are most popular in your industry, and more.

  • Personal Assistance

Maybe you have some random tasks to complete that do not fit the above categories. The tasks that remote assistants can help with are nearly endless, so just ask.  Graphic design help, website advice, search engine optimization, and much, much more!

When you find your quality service assistant, do not be afraid to share your special circumstances and see how they can help. Your remote assistant may just surprise you with how much he or she can actually do to help you with your business and life tasks.

Be a “team-player” not a “do-it-all-yourselfer” and you can achieve a life balance that benefits you, your business, and your customers.