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What Are the Personal Tasks You Should Be Delegating To An Assistant?

Why is Delegating Important?

In order to become – and maintain the status of – a successful business owner, delegation must be in your vocabulary – and skill set. Because when it comes to experiencing growth in your business, you have to think differently about how you run it. 

You can't keep doing everything on your own; you have to delegate. Thankfully, we cover all of the soup-to-nuts delegation details in our ebook, Delegate to Elevate.

Because if you’re not delegating, there’s a good chance you’re in your own way, both professionally and personally. So here’s a quick refresher on how to delegate effectively and some delegation inspiration.

How to Delegate Effectively

The good news is, you can become a better delegator in only four steps. Being smart and efficient in knowing which tasks you do best and which tasks you hate will give you a good idea of what you can delegate to someone else.

Which tasks are tiny, tedious, time-consuming, teachable, time-sensitive or you’re terrible at?

And then once those tasks are identified, you can start to pass them off and gain time back into your day.

We also have a podcast episode about this. And it’s all about two of our favorite buzzwords that are the keys to delegating effectively — trust and communication.

What Kind of Tasks To Delegate

The extent of what a Virtual Assistant can do for you personally is endless, and we believe it’s best to jump right in and start handing off tasks to clear up your plate and to-do lists.

Here’s a list of just a few ideas of where to start:

  • Research the cheapest flights to [insert dream city] next month.
  • Manage online returns and exchanges.
  • Buy tickets for your family's holiday excursions that are coming up.
  • Unsubscribe from the emails you don't want anymore.
  • Make dinner reservations for the night of the concert.
  • Schedule an Uber ride for said reservations and concert.
  • Get your Audible credits used by researching and adding books you'll love to your library.
  • Send you a list of local cleaning services with pricing, services and contact information.
  • Purchase and send online gift cards to friends or clients on your behalf.
  • Make a list of potential podcasts for you to listen to on your long car ride.

Now, let's narrow that list of ideas down even more.

Scheduling You Day

Do you need to make an appointment? Is it time to schedule pick-up or delivery for your online grocery order? What about that meeting coming up with a prospective client? Where should you go? What time works best for them?

It could be really nice to have a VA who can do all of that for you.

Checking Your Email

You’ve let the entire day go by without opening your email? Yikes. 

Your VA could’ve been managing your inbox all day and filing important emails away for you while deleting that seventh email reminding you of the 10% off holiday deal from *insert company name here.*

Event and Travel Coordination

Picture this: You have that big family trip to Disney coming up. You’re thrilled. You’ve been waiting years for this. You can almost see your gleeful stroll down Main Street, U.S.A, baby.

But what about all of the details in the meantime? Which hotels are most cost-efficient? Should you get the Park Hopper tickets or the standard ones? At which park can you meet Gaston? Your son loves Gaston.

A VA can research all of these things for you and tie their findings up in a nice, pink Minnie-approved bow.

Personal Purchases

Teacher gifts and office supplies and party decorations — oh, my! 

Once you put your trust in a VA, you can give them access to your Amazon account, and then all it takes is one email with one link included. Boom. Ordered!

Free Up Your Schedule With BELAY

There can be a lot of factors that come into play when deciding whether or not you need to hire someone who can assist you with personal tasks and goals for yourself.

A Virtual Assistant can save you the time and sanity you need to get out of the weeds of administrative and personal tasks and never-ending lists of things you know you should get to but don’t have the energy or time to focus on.

Luckily, you're in good hands – because our team is skilled with professional matchmakers who are eager to help.