If you have work that requires a system or process for each and every transaction, a VA is just the person to help you coordinate those activities and ensure that each step is completed correctly and on-time. Rather than go through these motions yourself, your VA can handle the routine tasks and you concentrate on serving your next client.
In fact, a specialized group of VAs has developed to serve professionals with these characteristics. Consider bankruptcy attorneys. With each client, the attorney needs to follow a specific process. VAs who serve this niche have special legal skills that help them support the attorneys with the administrative work.
Dee Medlin is a Title 11 Virtual Assistant. She owns and operates a VA business that serves licensed bankruptcy attorneys. "I know for a fact that my services save time and money for attorneys. My services are a complete back-office set-up serving attorneys with client intake meetings, petition preparation, due diligence, filing, client follow-up, and other case work. I maintain and manage my own software licensing and maintenance fees and run my business using state-of-the-art technology (Vista Ultimate, Office/Outlook 2007, Adobe Professional 8, and other proprietary software)," explains Medlin.
While your business might not require technical legal filings, you can probably think of several routine tasks that someone with the appropriate skills can handle for you. Make a list of those and then consider how much time you could recover from your day, week, or month. How valuable would that be for your business?