Feel like getting your work caught up? In this post, I am going to take you through tasks that you can easily outsource to a virtual assistant. Imagine how productive you could be by delegating time consuming procedures that distract you from your other goals? Using a virtual assistant can shave hours off your workweek and boost your productivity. If you don’t know where to begin, a good place to start is by identifying the areas that take up your time. Here are 10 tasks you can easily outsource to a Virtual Assistant:

• Diary management. Diary management on behalf of someone else is a complex operation and is ultimately about understanding another person’s needs. You need your assistant to make sure you get to your meetings on time, understands the reasons for your meeting and ensures you are prepared for them. You also want to ensure the time you spend outside your meetings is managed.

• Email management. There are dozens of tasks your virtual assistant can support you with when it comes to email management services. Your virtual assistant can: Set up alerts, rules, and filters to suit your needs and preferences. Clean up and sort, archive or delete old emails clogging up your inbox.

• Bookkeeping. Who has time to manage every single little mundane task for their business? When you’re just starting out, managing it all may be, well, manageable. But once your ship sets sail, you’re off tending to customers and keeping things on course, checking off each item in your QuickBooks account will come dead last on your to-do list. Hiring a virtual assistant to be your bookkeeper to check off those tasks will save you time, stress, and a huge headache when the end of the year rolls around.

• Online research. Online research is a very time-consuming activity, and it’s a good thing that virtual assistants are skilled in how to do research effectively. An online virtual assistant will help you handle market research, competitor research, supplier sourcing or any online research services.

• Travel research. Time is a commodity and using a travel specialist virtual assistant means that you have more of it to focus on the important aspects of your business. With the growing number of online travel research tools, it’s possible for virtual assistants to source fantastic deals on flights, accommodation, car hire, transfers.

• Data presentations. A virtual assistant can make a stunning PowerPoint presentation as per your specifications so that you can make the most of your productive time.

• Social media management. All businesses benefit hugely from being active on social media using it to generating sales right through to increasing brand awareness. As your business expands, you will have less time to focus on the growth of your social media accounts. A social media virtual assistant is a remote assistant who is skilled in managing various social media tasks such as creating social media profiles, commenting on social multiple social channels, building and managing audiences on different social channels, etc.

• Basic SEO. An SEO VA is well versed in SEO and Google Page Rank. They understand terms like “keyword density,” and “Google algorithm” because they deal with them on a daily basis. An SEO Virtual Assistant understands how important optimizing your content for search engines is to your business and its online success.

• Web designing. Work with a skilled web design virtual assistant to grow your business and outsource the time-consuming tasks. Delegate all the tedious website maintenance and admin work to them while you’re squeezing more hours out of each day to spend them on your business development instead of some technical tasks.

• HR administration. It’s not easy managing the time-intensive human resource administration. Virtual assistants are evolving pretty fast to be used as a tool to assist the HR department and help streamline many processes that may have seemed outlandish a few years back: these include remotely screening candidates, on boarding, and administrative tasks such as holiday requests, interview scheduling and analytics.

• Lifestyle management. Various parts of lifestyle management require support too, to free up your time to focus on whatever else you need it, i.e. researching and buying gits, making appointments, researching and booking holidays, help with personal finances, etc.

In sum…
Getting to know the main tasks you can outsource to virtual assistant services can help you grow your business exponentially. Hiring a virtual assistant can be a game changer. It’s great to know that you can successfully outsource any or all of these activities. What you will quickly learn is that it’s crucial to handover some aspects of your business to free up as much time as you can to focus on the things that only you can do. Get in touch here to take the first step towards the next stage in your business. We look forward to hearing from you.