11 Ways to Get Tedious Tasks Off Your Plate

11 Ways to Get Tedious Tasks Off Your Plate

tedious work No matter how good you are at delegating, there will always be menial tasks clamoring for your attention. But updating spreadsheets shouldn’t derail your entire day when you have a business to run. To find out how to fix this issue, we asked 11 entrepreneurs the following: “What is the best way to hand off time-consuming menial tasks (like data entry) so they are done correctly but don’t derail my core team members?” Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1. Hire a Virtual Assistant and Compensate Them Well “Nobody likes to do data entry and companies will often hire a virtual assistant for these tasks only to complain that they don’t do a good job. Instead of just hiring the cheapest option, invest in them like you would a regular employee. Train them properly and pay them well. When you train a VA properly and compensate them more than expected, they will turn into your hardest workers.” ~ Jonathan Long , Market Domination Media 2. Hire Local Students “Sometimes you have to hire temporary or part-time employees to get through these tedious tasks, depending on the nature of them. I look for local students who are hard workers and aren’t fazed by repetitive tasks. Handing off these tasks to paid students versus unpaid interns gets them done efficiently and allows the student to gain experience while earning cash, so it’s a win-win for everyone. ” ~ Diana Goodwin , AquaMobile Swim School 3. Create a Job Rotation “Some tasks are tricky in that they require expert judgment but are also tedious to complete (for instance, triaging bug reports as they come in or monitoring security alerts). These tasks aren’t always suitable for entry-level employees. Instead, create a rotation: rotate each task to a different person […]