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Some easy ways to benefit more from your personal virtual assistant Some easy ways to benefit more from your personal virtual assistant
I can be a bit of a control-freak, so delegating isn't necessarily one of my strong suits. If you're new to the idea of... Some easy ways to benefit more from your personal virtual assistant

A while back I wrote about the convenience of having your own virtual assistant. Especially when trying to build a business, there’s so many things you have to do that it’s nice to be able to delegate something every once in a while. Those who know me personally know I can be a bit of a control-freak, so delegating isn’t necessarily one of my strong suits. If you’re new to the idea of having a personal virtual assistant, you might have to go through a similar learning curve as you figure out what and how you can delegate to your assistant. Here’s some easy ways to get started. Because remember: if you don’t have an assistant, you are one.

Have an instant expert on your side.

Are you moving, getting married, having kids, starting a company and/or buried at work? Simply email your assistant a list of what’s taking up your valuable time, and they’ll suggest ways to use their time to get yours back!

Everybody loves getting a discount

Try asking your assistant to call up your cable, internet, and phone provider to find discounts and negotiate lower bills. I’ve done this myself several times and you’ll be surprised how many companies will just shave something off your monthly bill just for asking. And the best part: I didn’t even have to call them myself.

Manage your schedule

Everybody is busy these days, or at least pretends to be. While I still believe we need to stop the glorification of always being busy, it’s also a nice idea to have my assistant confirm my appointments for the week and notes who is confirmed and who must be rescheduled. They even update my calendar for me.

Help with bookkeeping

I’m a big fan of using online invoicing software, because that means all my billing can be done off-site by my assistant.

Do book and article research

If you would like to write a book, but have some issues in getting organized, your assistant can compile rough drafts, notes, fragments, letters or memoirs and get them into an editable form to begin the process of formatting the book, research publishers, and send out queries.


Give yourself the gift of time

After trying out several off-shore companies I’ve been with Fancy Hands for a while now. Fancy Hands is a team of US-based assistants at your fingertips. Use any device, at any time of day, and your assistants will tackle anything on your to-do list!

Sign up now and get 50% off your first month or 5% off your first year.

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Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at