7 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Be a Better Mom

Balancing a successful business and being a devoted mom is a tough job. They both need your undivided attention. So how do you manage without losing your head?
 
A simple solution is to outsource some of your recurring tasks to a virtual assistant.
 
Hiring a virtual assistant will leave you with more quality time for your family.  And you won’t feel guilty that you’re neglecting your children because of your business.
 
Here are seven examples of how hiring a virtual assistant can help you be a better mom while building your business.
 
 

1. Save 1.5 hours in the morning to bathe and dress your children by letting a virtual assistant take control of your daily calendar.

When your day is organized, stress levels are reduced. You’ll be a calmer mom as you bathe and dress your children and prepare them for the day ahead.
 
Susan is a mompreneur and specializes in cruise planning. She has three children. Two of them go to school and one stays at home with her. Mornings are the most hectic times of her day. She wakes the kids up, bathes them, and gets them ready for the day. She needs to make sure her day is planned properly.
 
Susan has a fantastic virtual assistant who uses the calendar to schedule Susan’s important business and personal dates. For example, school holidays, parents meetings, dentist and doctor’s appointments, meetings and interviews with clients, etc.
 

Take action:

Create a free Google Calendar. A virtual assistant can access it from any computer or smartphone and set it so you receive reminders about appointments or events.
 
 
 

2. Free up 2 hours each morning to make breakfast for your kids by having a virtual assistant manage your email.

Let’s face it, checking your email is addictive. So addictive that it might just be the very first thing you do each day.
 
You can even end up spending the entire morning replying to emails or trying to figure out which emails are legit and which are spam. Having a virtual assistant manage your emails will give you the luxury of having breakfast and starting your day together.
 
Sandra, an entrepreneur mom with a web design business likes to check her emails in the mornings. Trying to juggle that task along with making and eating breakfast with her children is stressful and time consuming.
 
So, Sandra delegated her email management to a virtual assistant. The virtual assistant checks emails, delete junk and alerts Sandra of any important or urgent mail that she needs to deal with.
 

Take Action:

Open a separate Gmail account for your business emails and have a virtual assistant manage that account for you.
 
 
 

 3. Save an estimated 1 hour in the afternoon to take your child out for a walk by delegating data entry tasks to a virtual assistant.

You and your child will enjoy the physical and psychological benefits of taking leisurely walks together. It will clear your mind and expose your child to the wonders of nature.
 
Maureen Campaiola, a business coach who runs DARE to Be Phenomenal, says that the demands of family, the need to have some personal space and working can be stressful. She added that smart mom entrepreneurs know that success comes when you’re aware of how to delegate tasks.
 
Data entry is one of those tasks that’s best delegated to a VA. For example, those business cards that you collect from networking events and conferences could be immediately entered into customer relationship management (CRM) software and tagged appropriately so that you can access their contact information whenever the need arises. Your VA can then follow up by sending a nice greeting or thank you cards to those contacts.
 

Take action:

Start a free trial of Highrise, an online CRM software and have a VA use it to manage your business contacts.
 
 
 

4. Spend 30 minutes reading to your children while a virtual assistant handles your online customer support.

Reading to your children will develop their knowledge, instill in them a love of reading and increase their vocabulary, not to mention a chance to spend time together.
 
Frances is a single mom of two children who runs a growing nutritional supplements business. She hired a virtual assistant to handle the ever increasing “live chat” requests from her customers as they browse through her website. While her VA interacts with customers, answers their questions in real-time, makes sales and monitors web traffic, Francis reads kid-friendly books about entrepreneurship aloud to her children. 
 

Take action:

Make a list all the tasks a VA can do to keep your customers satisfied.
 
 
 

5. Free up an estimated 2 hours daily for you to do homework with your child by having a virtual assistant help with your guest posting campaign.

Homework time will give you an opportunity to see what your children are doing in school. You’ll also be able to give them the 1:1 support that’s not always available in the classroom.
 
Melissa is a freelance writer, wife and mom of three who’s up at 6AM looking after her children, making school runs, conducting research, meeting writing deadlines, updating her blog and doing housework. In order to get more customers and grow the buzz about her writing services, she decided to write guest post for popular blogs whose readers are her target audience. She hired a virtual assistant to help her identify the best blogs to write for and also contact the bloggers on her behalf. This gave her more time to concentrate on creating quality content for the bloggers. And, with her free time she can actually help her kids with their homework.
 

Take action:

 Get a Virtual Assistant to research three blogs that accepts guest posts, then have a VA figure out the most popular types of content on each blog so that you can quickly write it for each one.
 
 
 

6. Save an estimated 1 hour in the afternoon to relax and watch TV with your kids by delegating your bookkeeping task to a virtual assistant.

Imagine kicking back and watching TV with your kids. For many mom entrepreneurs, it sounds like a luxury.
 
Angelina is an entrepreneur mom who runs an event planning business from home. She knows that bookkeeping is a necessary part of her business, but she hates working with figures. So, Angelina hired a VA to handle her bookkeeping easily using a web-based software that makes it convenient for Angelina and her accountant to monitor.
 
 
 

7. Enjoy a 1 hour dinner with your family while a virtual assistant promotes and markets your business via social media networks

You’ll not only have time to make dinner, but you’ll also have time to actually sit and eat it with your family!
 
Kelly has two young children and runs a software start-up. Since she’s bootstrapping her business without venture capital, she continuously thinks outside the box and implements new ways to market her business. But managing social media networks and tending to her kids is next to impossible.
 
Kelly hired a virtual assistant to network on her Facebook page and Twitter account, monitor tweets that contain certain keywords and engage with folks need help or have questions.
 
The VA tweets relevant information to customers about Kelly’s software start-up and how it can solve their problems. She also uses Twitter for market research to identify what customers need and how to improve service. And, since Kelly hired a VA to help with social media marketing, her kids no longer have to eat dad’s cooking.
 

Take action:

Set up an account with Hootsuite which your virtual assistant can use to manage your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
 
 
 
Some of the stories I told in this post are fictional. I created them to make each point clearer because my goal is for you to reflect on which recurring business tasks consumes your time and then strategically delegate them to a virtual assistant so that you can have more time to spend with your kids.
 
Remember all you have is today and each day that passes by, your kids get a day older. Make the most of this precious time and create memories together that they’ll never forget.
 

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Owen McGab Enaohwo is the co-founder of SweetProcess.com. Stop doing it all yourself, and start using SweetProcess now to document all those repetitive tasks that eat up your precious time, so you can grow your team, grow your business and become a better mom.
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  1. Kelly

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Email, calendar updates, scheduling

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    finding time to do both while keeping my head on straight and feeling like I do both well. Most of the time Im too distracted by the the other to do a good job on either.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    Not having the right systems in place to delegate, not having funds to hire, and not having one I can trust, without having take the time to interview, etc.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    spend more time coaching, more time cooking, more time with family, more time marketing and networking

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Kelly for your comment. You mentioned that you do not have the right systems in place to delegate and I suggest you use Jing Project a free screencasting software to record your computer screen as you handle some of your recurring business activities. This way you at least have a starting point and something that you can share with a VA to demonstrate exactly how you get stuff done in your business. In cases where you cannot record your screen you can simply record an audio file as you explain how you get stuff get done.

      If you have more questions on how to create systems and processes for your business, I’d will love to help out. Cheers!

  2. Dawn Martinello

    Great post Owen. As a virtual assistant one of the things that my clients come up against is trying to determine what to delegate in their business.

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    >> managing my books. In fact, I hate it so much it turns from a weekly or monthly affair into a yearly one.
    >> Social Media management
    >> Managing my contact management system

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?

    >> getting it all done. I’m a single mom and it’s a little easier now that he’s in school (and summer camp) but there’s still only 6 hours a day that he’s out of the house. With a large client load, there’s often very little (if any) time to work ON my business.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?

    >> I’ve had a few VA’s in the past as well as several contractors that I’ve put to work on client work. The hardest thing I experience is letting go of control. Other than that, I’ve had a hard time finding someone who’s work is going to be on par with my expectations.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?

    >> build out the products that are half done! And maybe even be able to enjoy my evenings with my son without fretting that the email is piling up 🙂

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Dawn for your comment and is great to have you engage in this discussion especially since you are a VA. I actually have come across a lot of VAs who are now hiring VAs as they build their practice. The one’s with the most success go the route of picking a very specific niche and then creating really detailed Standard Operating Procedures on how the sub-ordinate VAs can do the work of their clients. What are you thoughts on going this route?

  3. Gressa Schroeder

    What an inspiring article!! I have been in a hard place with my business, letting the amount of overwhelming tasks I need to accomplish get me down (along with being a mother, wife, friend, etc). This article provided some very concrete ideas for me to free up time and get life under control again. Thanks!

    My answers…
    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time? Bookkeeping & Sales.

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)? Feeling pulled in both directions, spread too thin.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    I never thought about it much until I read this article, or at least didn’t have an idea of what a VA could provide.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    Spend more time with my three kids, for sure!!

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Gressa for your comment and compliment. Means a lot to me that you find it inspiring! I am glad that by reading the guest post, you now have concrete examples on how to strategically leverage a Virtual Assistant for your business. If you have more questions, please let me know and I’d be glad to answer.

  4. Tara Powers, Business Acceleration Expert

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Email
    Follow up
    Appts scheduling
    Phone calls
    Inquiries

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    Having a good schedule that I can work with consistently that allows me the freedom to be with my kids and get stuff done.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    I have had virtual assitants but only for project work and not all of them worked out.
    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    Exercise
    organize
    Have special time set aside with each of my kids.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Hi Tara thanks for leaving a comment and I must say I like your last name! (<<<— reminds me of the "Austin Powers" movie). I also like the cool design of your website as well.

      You mentioned that you have had VAs do work for you on projects, which means that once the project is done, you mostly likely have no need for them. I am curious have you ever had VAs handle recurring/repetitive tasks in your business? I ask because these consumes your time the most.

  5. Lara

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Updating tracking numbers in my website, keeping up with social media, following up with wholesale accounts.

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    Well, I might be in a different situation than others… I work full time and run a small business while my husband takes care of the kids. After being gone all day, I feel pulled in multiple directions – spending time with the kids I haven’t seen all day, spending time with my husband who has been around kids all day, and working on my small business.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    I have in the past and loved it! But sometimes I struggled to find consistent work – it seems to come in spurts.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    Spend more time with my family!

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Lara thanks for your comment and I understand how you feel. It’s tough to work 8hours at a full time job and then coming home to your business and then feeling really bad about not being able to spend as much time with your children. Also finding the energy to work on your business when everyone is finally asleep can be a daunting task as well.

      You mentioned that in the past you struggled with finding consistent work to delegate to your VA, I am curious to know whether you started by only delegating recurring business activities to the VA? Please advice.

  6. Connie

    1) Some of the recurring tasks that consume my time are: monitoring of my Facebook fan page, customer follow up emails, maintaining my customer database, tracking of shipments, order entry… the list goes on!

    2) I struggle with the repetitive, but time-consuming tasks, that eat up my evenings because I’m not able to tackle them during the day. The problem is, these are some of my most essential tasks that get put on the back burner.

    3) I haven’t hired a virtual assistant because I’ve been hesitant about delegating important tasks to someone that I haven’t met. I worry that the quality of work won’t meet my expectations.

    4) If I had a virtual assistant, I would be able to devote more time to business-building activities while I’m working and spent business-guilt-free time with my kiddos.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Connie for your comment and I understand the issue with letting go because you are not sure about getting back the results that you are looking for. A quick remedy to this is to create a video wherein you record a screencast of you actually doing the task and explaining every step of it as you go. You can then give the video to the VA since it demonstrates in detail why you need help with the task, what you need done and how you want it done. Plus it’s an investment of your time especially if the activity being described in the video is something you do on a recurring basis.

  7. Allegra

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time? — what ISN”T consuming my time?? From working on my website to trying to figure out social media, manage my ideas and reach out to others, there is much going on.

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)? Just finding that synergy between time spend on work and time spend on family and my home.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant? The cost.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant? I’d be able to focus on the more ME centered parts of my business and perhaps not feel as overwhelmed when I choose to stop working to spend time on my family.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Allegra for you comment. In your own words you said “what ISN”T consuming my time?” You can simply take a look at what you are currently doing and then eliminate stuff that has no real value for your business. It’s either the business activity is
      A) Income Producing
      OR
      B) it is not Income Producing but it’s necessary for your business to function.

      If you find something that you do on a recurring basis in your business and it does not fall into either of these two categories then eliminate it altogether.

      Taking stuff off your TO-DO list can be really fun and it will help to give you more focus. Consider creating a NOT-TO-DO list.

  8. Melissa

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Checking email and bookkeeping

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)? Meal planning and housework usually are lower priorities than office work, so we end up spending more money for food than would be necessary with proper planning, like I used to do!

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    I don’t think of doing it during the times I need it most. This wonderful blog has the most real-life examples of using a VA than I’ve experiences elsewhere: it’s simply not something I think of.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    Spend more time focusing on sponsorship development and other income-building needs.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Hi Melissa thanks for your comment and I am glad that you like the examples I used in the blog post to make my points clearer. I see that you have successfully created a hub for business in Middlebury, congrats!

      The good thing is that you know what currently consumes most of your time in your business and if you start by delegating those first, you will be able to free up more time for your family and also be able to invest the additional free time on focusing on sponsorship development for your website.

  9. Caron Reeder

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Social media marketing and PR (bloggers, magazines)
    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)? Finding balance, and turning my mind away from work during family time.
    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant? I’ve never had one before, so I suppose it’s simply trying something new. I sure could use one though!
    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant? I would spend more time on other areas of my business that need attention.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Caron for your comment, by the way cool product! I checked out your site to learn more about you. I am curious as to what specific areas in your business need more of your attention? I ask because it is very important to share them with your VA when you finally hire one so that he/she can know exactly how much impact they will have in your business.

  10. Alma

    1. Email correspondence, social media, bookkeeping, organization and marketing.

    2. To juggle everything and trying to really be “present” with my baby instead of worrying about what it has to be done.

    3. At the moment, finances. I did hire a couple in the past but couldn’t find the right one to fit our needs.

    4. I’d be able to focus in growing the business and reaching out instead of being busy with everyday tasks.

    Thanks Owen and the Mogul Mom!

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Hi Alma thanks for your comment. You mentioned that you hired a couple VAs in the past, congrats on the effort because you at least tried and I am curious what exactly went wrong? Were they assisting you with business activities which you currently do yourself or was it something brand new and you had no idea how to do yourself? Just curious!

  11. Karoline

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Email — customer service, order inquiries, follow-up with shipping issues. Processing orders — individual and wholesale. Calculating shipping costs and timeframe for products going to various countries.

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    Oh, gosh! Well, my son is only 19-months-old and requires full-time mothering. As soon as he’s asleep for his morning nap (2 hours), I sprint to my workstation and try to fly through work. Ditto once he’s in bed. So — the struggle is that I am in constant sprint mode, which feels unhealthy and I am likely not performing my best while working. When I find myself having to do some work (emails, phone calls, in-person deliveries) when my son is with me, it feels unfair to him much of the time. He’s only this small once. He can play on his own a bit, of course. But I truly hate giving him less than all of me…and, ironically enough, we started our own businesses (with my husband, who works them both 60++ hours/week) so that I could have time for raising a family.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    I feel too caught up in my current stress cycle of running 2 businesses and managing a family…the thought of taking time to research a reputable company, hire an assistant, training, etc. is overwhelming. Not to mention the unknown of cost and reliability!

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    More time with my family! And, maybe (just maybe…) one of these days I’ll relax for a few minutes 🙂

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Karoline for your comment. I am curious what is the URL for your website? I will love to learn more about you and what you do!

      I really do feel your pain; having to sprint between your kid and work so that you can attend to for your business can be disconcerting. You mentioned that the thought of taking the time to research a reputable company from which to hire a Virtual Assistant is overwhelming and I understand. There is a site that offers unbiased reviews of Virtual Assistant companies and it’s called VirtualAssistantAssistant dot com. (<<<— full disclosure my firm got rave reviews on there!)

      Also when researching a VA company see if you can get to speak with their customers or review video testimonials from their clients because that will help too.

  12. Ana Talukder Simpson

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Email correspondence with bloggers and online publications and scheduling features with them.
    I spend a lot of time marketing. So anyone that can help me organize and contact and respond to everyone on my ever-growing list would be awesome!

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    My children are 9 and 6, so I don’t have to worry about nap schedules, or having them home with me all day. I do have to juggle their activities and the days they are off of school (breaks, teacher work days, etc) I feel like I just leave them to their own devices so that I can get work done – I’m really missing these golden moments with them!

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    Finances! I do pretty well, but having a virtual assistant means paying someone who is not actually making product…so, I’m not sure if the investment would pay off (plus, those extra funds are needed!!)

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    I would be able to create more! The administrative stuff wears me out and it’s amazing how the hours just get sucked away when you are doing it! I would also feel like I don’t have so much hanging over my head, so that when I do get to spend time with my children, my brain isn’t thinking about all the things that have been left undone!

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Ana for your very detailed comment. I checked out your site and see that you own a jewelry business. (<<<— I love creative types like you!)

      I totally understand the way you feel about missing the golden moments with your children and here is how the investment of hiring a Virtual Assistant will pay off;

      1) you will have more free time to spend quality time with your children
      2) you will have more free time to focus on your marketing related activities
      3) you will have more free time to be creative (<<<— I know how long it takes to get creative juices flowing and how getting distracted can stop the flow)

      Also because you no longer have to worry about the administrative tasks in your business you will have more revenue coming in because you can focus primarily on those activities that generate the most income for your business.

  13. Carla New

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time? – Capturing email addresses of new members who join my direct sales team.
    Sending welcome and training emails to the team members
    Calculating weekly and monthly sales
    Managing Inventory

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    Finding time to create content for training documents and webinars

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    Have not had success when trying to research one who meets my needs.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    Spend more time with my husband and kids. I’d have time to do arts and crafts with my daughter and play legos with my son. I’d also have more time to engage with customers and mentoring my team.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Carla for your comment. I see you are very creative and are in the custom jewelry business, that’s awesome! You mentioned that you have not have success researching for a VA who meets your needs, please can you share details on the research that you have done so far and also reasons why those you found did not meet your specific needs? Cheers!

      • Carla New

        Hi Owen:
        I have done a very limited search for a VA and most that I find are off-shore or are focused on website developing or accounting. Perhaps I am not conducting the search properly.

        • Owen McGab Enaohwo

          In regards to finding a reliable Virtual Assistant, you can either go the Do It Yourself (DIY) or the Done For You (DFY) route.

          Going the DIY route:

          1) Check out Virtual Assistant Forums. Virtual Assistants from around the world hang out on sites like this to network and exchange ideas. You can go on there post your job request.

          2) Check out Freelancing sites and the great thing about sites likes this is that you can get to review the feedback left for the providers and ratings on similar work that they have completed.

          3) Make use of Job Boards where you can place an ad for a Virtual Assistant. Just be ready for a flood of responses.

          Going the DFY route:

          1) Virtual Assistant Placement companies who for a one time fee will help you find a VA who matches your requirements and can get the job done.

          2) Virtual Assistant Services Providers are firms like mine who provide Entrepreneurs with a team of Virtual Assistants and also project managers to handle all you time consuming business tasks so that you can focus on what really matters in your business.

          If you have any more questions please ask.

          • Carla New

            Hi Owen:
            Thank you. I like the DFY route. I had not gotten very far in my research and figured that there were other options. I appreciate the information and guidance.

  14. Felicia

    This is a great post!! I recently hired a via for about 5 hours a month ( a little low, but all I can afford) and to be honest I’m so excited. We are still in month one getting use to everything and organized but the relief of not having to check that particular email, and her being able to set up folders and send out emails to clients is wonderful.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Felicia for your comment. Congrats on taking the bold step and actually hiring a Virtual Assistant. The best way to get started is to take a critical look at what you do each day in your business and figure out which ones to eliminate (<<<— no need to delegate these to a VA), then from what you are left with, figure out which ones require your personal attention, then delegate the rest to the VA (<<<— one at a time).

  15. Owen McGab Enaohwo

    Michele thanks for your comment and your site is also beautifully designed. Regarding the issue of trust, I do understand and my suggestion is for you to start small; start by delegating recurring business tasks which you currently handle yourself that do not require too much trust on your part and gradually work your way up to delegating the more sensitive tasks. Also ask for references and sign Non-Disclosure Agreements as well.

  16. Michele Schwartz

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Bookkeeping, email, social media
    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    scheduling
    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    money & trust
    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    hopefully relax a little more, feel less stressed

  17. Abbey Fatica

    1. What recurring administrative tasks currently consume most of your time?
    Social Media and emailing brands/bloggers to let them know about our services. It is a simple task but a time sucker!

    2. What do you struggle with the most as you try to run your business and look after your kid(s)?
    Finding the time to work on the business has gotten increasingly harder as my children are involved in more activities and are napping less during the day which was my time to work.

    3. What has kept you from hiring a virtual assistant?
    We are still at the beginning stages of our business and haven’t brought in much revenue to pay a V.A. let alone ourselves.

    4. What would you do with the time freed up by a virtual assistant?
    I would be able to spend more time finding investors and less on the menial time sucking tasks. I would be to get things does with the business that need my attention and be able to spend more quality time with my children. Instead of talking to my child who is standing on the back of my chair right now and working at the same time, I would be able to actually sit down and play with him.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks Abbey for your comment and I must say your site is beautifully designed. (<<<— me likey!)

      What would you say are the 3 activities in your business that generate the most revenue? I think that besides creating more time to spend with your children, hiring a VA to free up your time from tasks that currently consumes your time will also allow you to focus more on those 3 activities which generate the most revenue for your business. You could also use the freed up time to investigate new marketing strategies and come up with a game plan to execute them.

  18. June

    This is a fantastic post. I run two blogs, work part time and I am a single mum. Sometimes I get so busy that I’m not able to spend any quality time with my daughter. I love the tips about using a VA to take care of social media networks and helping with guest posting.

    My blog isn’t generating enough income at the moment for me to hire a VA, but it’s an area that I’m considering sooner rather than later.

    Thanks for the tips. They are really useful for up and coming entrepreneur mums like myself. I’ll save this article in my ‘Favourites’ so that I can keep referring to it.

    • Owen McGab Enaohwo

      Thanks June for your compliments, I appreciate it. I know that shortly you will get to the point where your blog will be generating enough income for you to hire a VA, so keep on rocking!

  19. Owen McGab Enaohwo

    Thanks Heather for allowing me to create this guest post. I am excited and looking forward to answering questions from your readers.

    • Heather Allard

      Thank YOU, Owen! Your post and sweepstakes are AWESOME! 🙂

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