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Where we share helpful tips and advice about virtual assistants for tradies in New Zealand.


Why every Tradie in NZ needs a Virtual Assistant in their toolbox

Are you a Tradie in NZ feeling the strain of balancing life on the tools with running the show? Trust us, we get it!

The struggle of managing the admin, sorting out accounts, handling staff dramas, staying on top of social media, and dealing with subbies on top of your day-to-day work can take its toll. It's like trying to lay down a perfect foundation while juggling a dozen other things – exhausting, right?

You might be used to the classic Kiwi attitude of "she’ll be right", but let's face it, that can only get you so far. Have you ever considered bringing in some extra help? Enter the Virtual Assistant (VA) –  your ultimate wingman in the admin and digital world.

Why hire a Virtual Assistant?

Picture this: your administrative support, but they work remotely. They can handle everything from admin tasks to keeping your business looking slick online, leaving you free to focus on what you do best – building.

Administrative Support for Your Business

As a builder, your main focus should be nailing those projects, not drowning in paperwork after hours. If you hire a Virtual Assistant, you're not just getting someone to tick boxes; you're tapping into expertise that can handle tasks faster and more efficiently than you ever could.

Think about it: no more late nights responding to emails or chasing up invoices. A VA can handle all that and more, from scheduling appointments to managing your social media presence. They're like the Swiss Army knife of business support.

Here is a list of jobs a Virtual Assistant could take off your hands tomorrow:

  • Responding to calls, emails, and quote requests

  • Scheduling appointments and managing workflow

  • Client invoicing and following up on late payers

  • Purchasing equipment – from safety gear to materials required on-site

  • Bookkeeping

  • Payroll

  • Chasing timesheets and suppliers

  • Booking subbies

  • HR & Employment support

  • Social media management

  • Audits and compliance

The list is endless - delegating these tasks will free up your time, and you might even be able to sneak a smoko back into your day!

Cost-Effective Solution

And here's the kicker – they’re cost-effective too. You're only paying for the hours they actually work, so there is no need for extra office space, and you can scale their services up or down depending on your workload. It's like having a super-admin sidekick at your beck and call, making you look like a boss without breaking the bank.

So, what are you waiting for? Building is all about mastering your craft, and if you hire a Virtual Assistant, they can help you do just that. Get ahead of the competition and become the most efficient Tradie in all of NZ! Whether you need help with day-to-day admin or want to boost your online presence, Shadow Administration has got you covered. Let's chat about how we can take your business to the next level and give you back some well-deserved work-life balance.