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What can a Virtual Assistant do for me?

So you’ve made the decision that you need to hire a Virtual Assistant – but now you’re thinking ‘what can a Virtual Assistant do for me?’. 

In last weeks blog I talked about how you can make a profit from outsourcing.  If deciding that you want to outsource some work to a VA is a big decision, then deciding what you want them to do might be an even bigger one!

To help you decide what to outsource I have listed a range of tasks that can typically be handled by a VA.  Each VA will come with their own skillset, so when looking to engage with one it can be very useful if you have a list of tasks prepared that you can run through with them to see if they are the right fit for you.

Let me know in the comments what tasks I have left off the list…..I’m sure there are loads more than this.  Remember, if there is a job you do not have the time or skillset for, there will always be somebody out there who can help you with it.

General Administration Tasks

What can a Virtual Assistant do for me: General Admin Tasks
  • Email management
  • Diary & calendar management
  • File management / digital filing
  • Customer support – email / chat / phone
  • Creating admin and business systems
  • Document creation and formatting
  • Report / form / template creation and formatting
  • Spreadsheet creation and management
  • PowerPoint presentation creation and updating
  • Minutes / transcribing audio from meetings
  • Data entry
  • Client booking and receptionist duties
  • Travel planning
  • Event planning
  • Manage client onboarding process
  • Manage client termination process

Bookkeeping and Finance Support

What can a Virtual Assistant do for me: Bookkeeping and Finance Support
  • General bookkeeping
  • Invoice raising
  • Paying suppliers
  • Expenses tracking
  • Credit control and arrears recovery
  • VAT returns
  • Self Assessment returns
  • Periodic financial reporting

Social Media Management

What can a Virtual Assistant do for me: Social Media Management
  • Develop social media strategy
  • Content creation for social media (original content or repurposing existing content)
  • Create graphics for social media, blogs and website
  • Hashtag research
  • Posting and scheduling social media posts
  • Respond to and engage with comments and direct messages
  • Create and manage community groups
  • Create and manage ad campaigns
  • Measure and interpret analytics

Digital Marketing

What can a Virtual Assistant do for me: Digital Marketing
  • Sales funnel design and implementation
  • Email marketing campaign
  • Set up email auto-responders
  • CRM set up and maintenance
  • Follow-up inbound leads
  • Keyword research
  • Competitor research and analysis

Website & Technical Support

What can a Virtual Assistant do for me: Website & Technical Support
  • Website creation
  • Website design and optimisation
  • On & off page SEO
  • Ongoing website maintenance and updates
  • Create landing pages and sales pages
  • Social media integration
  • Online training and webinar set up
  • Monitor and interpret Google analytics

E-commerce Support

What can a Virtual Assistant do for me: E-commerce Support
  • Setting up online shop
  • Creating listings on selling sites (Etsy, Amazon, etc.)
  • Managing listings
  • Promoting sales on social media
  • Order processing
  • Dealing with customer queries
  • Handling returns and exchanges

Creative Writing

What can a Virtual Assistant do for me: Creative Writing
  • Blog writing (and research blog content)
  • Website and sales pages copywriting
  • E-books and newsletter creation
  • Press releases
  • Ghostwriting
  • Proofreading

Hopefully now you have answered the ‘what can a Virtual Assistant do for me?’ question, and if you are ready to take the next step towards engaging a Virtual Assistant then please get in touch and we can book a discovery call to see how I can help you.

Next week I’ll be looking in more detail at when it is right to delegate a task and how to bring a Vitual Assistant onboard to help you.  If you want to be notified when my next blog is published or If you found this list useful and you would like to keep in touch with my future tips & tricks, resources and ideas then sign up here to receive my newsletter.

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