My “Go-to-Gal” for Delegation

Did you ever have someone pop into your life at just the right time?  Holly Matson, creator of Lightseeds by Holly, was just that person for me.  I was getting ready to launch my first virtual program and switch over to a new website.  I could hardly keep up with writing all the copy – and forget about proofing it!  A colleague recommended I hire a Virtual Assistant – and gave me Holly’s name.

It was professional love at first email!

Though I originally hired Holly to set up a few autoresponders in MailChimp, proof copy for my  program and website, and schedule a couple of social media posts I now depend on her for so much more.  She also proofed two of my Home Study courses, does all the automated posting for my social media, formats and proofs my newsletters, created an Amazon store, wrote press releases, updated my website, and more.  (Yes – more!!)

As a small business owner, I first thought “how can I afford a VA”?  yet, the real question is, “How can I afford to NOT hire a VA?!”

By delegating much of the “paper” portion of my business to Holly, I now have the time and mental energy to work on the creative side of my business.   Plus, she completes these tasks so much quicker than I can – and with much more accuracy!

But, though Holly is excellent at what she does, that is not what I love most about her!

I love that she is so professional – always clearly communicating her questions and ideas and time frame.

I also love the feeling like she’s in this with me.

She has wonderful insights on ways to connect with my clients in a more meaningful way.

I most certainly recommend talking with Holly if you are looking for some administrative support.

 

Who is your “go to source” for delegation?

9 Comments

  1. Catherine James October 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    Thank you for sharing, one of the hardest things for me to learn was to delegate.

    • Lisa Mallis October 16, 2013 at 7:37 AM - Reply

      Catherine –

      Please share a success story! What have you recently delegated . . . and what were the results?!

      Lisa
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  2. Katherine Hetzel October 15, 2013 at 7:43 AM - Reply

    Still doing it all myself…but that in itself is part of the creative outlet for me!
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    • Lisa Mallis October 16, 2013 at 7:37 AM - Reply

      Katherine –

      If it works – and you enjoy it – don’t change!!!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      Lisa
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  3. Jason Power
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    October 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM - Reply

    Lisa,

    Good stuff, Seems like this works wonders. I have been considering outsourcing some things that I have a hard time keeping up with and somethings that I just do not have experience in.

    Thanks for the Insight,

    -Jason

    • Lisa Mallis October 16, 2013 at 7:36 AM - Reply

      Jason –

      Thanks for the comment. I’ve found it’s easier to delegate tasks that aren’t in your wheel house than to try to learn how to do them. The time invested to learn and perfect a skill (especially one not directly related to increasing your bottom line) is usually better spent elsewhere!

      Lisa
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      • Jason Power
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        October 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM - Reply

        Lisa,

        I usually try and at least do tasks first before delegating them I do believe that learning a skill is important, for 2 reasons. 1.) You never know when you may need that skill again. 2.) If you have a team member or need to show someone else it could be very valuable. Knowledge truly is Power sometimes.

        Have a great Day,

        -Jason

        • Lisa Mallis October 16, 2013 at 3:41 PM - Reply

          Jason –

          Isn’t it funny how different people have different views! I spent many years in the “build up your weaknesses” philosophy – and recently moved to the “delegate your weaknesses and live in your strengths” philosophy! I agree, knowledge is power . . . and I interpret that to mean know WHERE to get the information – not necessarily to be able to DO the task!

          I so appreciate your perspective!

          Lisa

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