How Virtual Assistants Can Increase Productivity During the Holidays

The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year for many businesses, with employees working harder than ever to get everything done. However, virtual assistants (VAs) can help increase productivity during this busy time by helping organize your business and personal life. In this article, we’ll cover some tips on how VAs can help you stay organized during the holidays so that you’re ready for 2023!

Schedule your to-do lists.

To-do lists are a crucial part of any successful productivity plan, and virtual assistants can make sure you’re on top of yours. To start, make a list of everything you need to get done during the holidays. This can include tasks you want to accomplish as well as those that need to be completed, like returning presents or buying cards for friends and family members who live far away.

Once your list is ready, go through it with your assistant and prioritize each task based on its importance and urgency (i.e., things that have been put off for too long). If an item isn’t time-sensitive but should still be done before the end of the year, mark it with a star so that they don’t get lost in the shuffle come January 1st

Finally, add new tasks as they come up—like remembering something special about each person on your gift list—and track progress while working through them all!

Use a VA for administrative tasks.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks that need to be done in relation to the holiday season, consider using a virtual assistant. A VA can help you stay organized and save time by doing administrative tasks like researching information, scheduling meetings and events, creating presentations, and collating documents.

A virtual assistant can allow you to focus on more important activities such as building relationships with customers or investors. They also have a broader scope than one employee does as they will be able to perform multiple roles in order for your business to run smoothly during this time period.

Utilize social media management tools.

Social media management tools can help you stay organized and better manage your social media presence. You can use a tool to schedule posts, monitor engagement, and respond to questions or comments in real-time.

If you want to take things a step further and automate your social media posts (and even emails), there are also tools that allow you to do this. A virtual assistant can help coordinate with these tools so that all of your content is posted at the right times without much input from you.

Write out your business and personal goals for the new year.

Goals bring clarity to your life. They help you define what success means to you and give direction to your business, career, and personal life. The goals you set for yourself can be anything from “I want to open my own brewery” or “I want to take up ballet” all the way down to “I’d like more time with my family.” As long as they’re SMART they’ll work!

SMART goals: Specific (what exactly are we aiming for?), Measurable (how will we know when it’s been accomplished?), Achievable (is this something that is possible?), Relevant (does this goal contribute positively towards our mission) T timely (when do I want this done by?)

Put your financials in order.

It’s time to make sure your financials are in order.

  • Make a budget, then stick to it! If you don’t know where all your money is going, there’s no way of knowing if you can afford holiday gifts and celebrations.
  • Make sure you have enough money saved up for the new year. You won’t want to start off January with a deficit when taxes come due.

VAs can help get you organized for the new year!

Setting goals for the new year is a great way to stay focused and motivated. VAs can help you set your priorities and get organized in order to achieve them.

VAs can also help you with finances. They can assist with tax preparation, budgeting, bill paying, and many other financial tasks so that you have more time for other things!

And if you’re like me, it’s not just about getting organized but being able to do it in as little time as possible so that I can spend more time on my passions during this precious month of December before Christmas arrives!


As the holiday season is coming to a close, you may feel like you’re at a loss for what to do next. However, with these simple tips in mind, you can get organized for the new year and be ready for whatever life throws at you. 

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