My 30 Day Blogging Challenge continues with us talking about Research.

The tag [TIME SAVED] shows you where a Virtual Assistant (such as Virtual Hand) can save you time by doing these elements. This allows you to do what you love in your business as well as what you are good at.

When it comes to making time to research certain elements of a project [TIME SAVED] we can often get lost in the process. How much is too much? Do you know when to stop? Are you looking in the right places to find trusted sources with the correct information?

Researching is time consuming but a business necessity. It is vital to make sure you are providing your clients or customers with accurate information and up to date insights into your industry. It is also important for marketing purposes to help develop your products or services. However, we know that performing tasks relating to research is time consuming.

When time is precious, turning to your support team to assist you can ensure that your project is completed thoroughly and with the best chance of success.

This then leaves you to stay focused on those tasks that create you income and grow your business further.

Your Virtual Assistant can gather data together in a presentable format [TIME SAVED] there’s no need to be clicking from page to page on different websites … have the information constructively put together, so that you can absorb the information quickly. Once you know where you want to go with it, you can then delegate for further time to be spent researching from the results found [TIME SAVED], or make a decision that it’s onto the next part of the project. Speaking of presenting information … if you need to provide this to further decision makers or potential clients you want it to be clear and concise, maybe a PowerPoint presentation [TIME SAVED] would help you to demonstrate the findings of the business. A picture paints a thousand words after all.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of spending too much time on research. You can over analyse and become paralysed by the vast amount of information out there.

The critical element to successful research is setting a deadline and sticking to it!

Know when time spent is time saved and when too much time spent is procrastination.

Here cometh the end of Number 26 – Research

Here’s a link to the Start in case you missed it.

Do have a look at all the other blogs I have written on Using a VA or Training specifically; you never know what you might find.

Busy business owners and successful trainers all struggle from time to time to get everything done in the working day. That’s why we put together our list of favourite tips, tricks, and real life examples that you can use to start doing more with the time you have. Download your free copy here

Connect with Michelle on other platforms too: Learn how you can work with Virtual Hand; how your business can grow and how you can communicate better with your audience.