Christmas season is one of the busiest seasons of the year. Everyone is busy preparing for Christmas and New Year. But what if there’s still work to be done during this season. Juggling personal errands and tasks at work can be hectic. Most entrepreneurs prefer to hire a virtual assistant to make things work. And according to a study, 55% of American professionals think that having a virtual assistant will help them focus on their other tasks.
What are the advantages of having a VA for the holiday season? Here are some points to consider.
The Yuletide season is a busy season for entrepreneurs. A lot of customers will make inquiries and complete purchases. It’s when they meet their highest number in terms of sales. Hire a VA to help you handle transactions. Ask your virtual assistant to take and track orders, and have them dispatched as well.
According to research, 76% of consumers would do their holiday shopping online the previous year. Have someone help you promote your products and services. Ask your VA to do holiday marketing for you using social media and other platforms to gain that edge against your competitors.
Arrange an Office Party
Hire a virtual assistant whom you can trust with organizing a Christmas party. Give them the details of how you visualize the party to be. Let them book the venue and the caterer. Ask them to come up with ideas for gifts and decors.
Organize Christmas Cards and Gifts
Sending cards and gifts to your clients for the holidays is a good gesture to show your appreciation. But it takes time to get it sorted out. Hire a virtual assistant to help you arrange these gifts and cards.
Ask your VA to compile the addresses of your clients and track deliveries of your gifts. Let them help you find the perfect gifts for your loyal clients and business partners. You can also ask them to proofread the greetings on the cards that you’ll send.
Allow Other Employees to Take a Holiday Break
Some of your loyal employees might want to take some time off during the holidays. Hire a virtual assistant who’s willing to work this season. Assign some of the other tasks to your VA so they can cover for your other employees.
And of course, your virtual assistant would also need some time off in the future. Make sure your other employees agree to return the favor to them.
Spend More Time With Your Family
The holiday season is about spending precious time with your loved ones. This will let you recharge for the coming year. But that doesn’t mean that business should be placed on hold.
Get the service of a virtual assistant to cover some of your tasks. This will prevent having a huge pile of workload when you come back after the holidays.
Not everyone is comfortable to hire a virtual assistant to work for them. But the points mentioned are some things to consider. Virtual assistants are helpful not just during the holidays, but the whole year. Having one by your side will help you get through the busiest time of the year.
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