Among the questions I’m frequently asked is how long will this take and how much will it cost me to use virtual assistant? Some tasks it’s impossible to judge – but a lot of them can be completed in an hour or less. With offshore assistants frequently charging low rates but taking a very long time to complete simple tasks, utilising a UK based virtual assistant is frequently more economical. Here is an extensive list of tasks your virtual assistant can complete under an hour or less:

– Mail merge, print, envelope stuff and post 100 letters.
– Create and send an e-mail campaign to prospects.
– Data entry – entering company cards from a networking event in a prospect database.
– Type a 15-minute audio report and proofread it.
– Create a LinkedIn business page.
– Convert word documents into Portable Document Format documents.
– Research travel times, accessibility and the cost of a business trip.
– Set up virtual office for marketing seminar including phone number, FAQs, invoices/credit control, email confirmations, reminders and follow ups.
– Search engine optimisation report and recommendations for your site.
– Email your clients to tell them about a new product/service.
– Write newsletter article.
– Build a shared customer list including e-mail alerts.
– Set up a monthly e-mail newsletter.
– Write and schedule automated posts for your social network accounts.
– Research a competitor.
– Formatting documents, presentations and excel spreadsheets.
– Design a customer enquiry form to use with new prospects.
– Check for broken links, missing meta tags or other issues with your website.
– Chase up outstanding invoices.
– Set up an E course using Aweber.
– Submit a news release on your company to on-line article sites.
– Set up your Google Calendar and import all of your appointments.
– Write a how-to guide.
– Send a majority SMS campaign to your clients.
– Create a PowerPoint presentation.
– Create a flowchart of solutions for your company.
– Find appropriate venues for your event.
– Set up online payment and delivery of e courses/e books.
– Write a blog entry.
– Copy type 6 pages of text from fax/PDF/hard copy.
– Mail merge and print address labels.
– Send your customers automatic reminders if the account is late.
– Review your marketing materials and check for typos.
– Find potential partners for host beneficiary marketing.
– Review your Twitter followers and approve them.
– Scan LinkedIn for questions on your intended market that you could answer.
– Send follow up materials in either the post or via e-mail to new clients.
– Establish an alternative telephone number for a different location.
– Create timesheets for staff and e-mail automatic reminders to fill them in.
– Locate the perfect image for your website.
– Set up an Amazon Affiliate account so you get paid for books you recommend to individuals.
– Spin, articles for better SEO and to avoid duplicate content online.
– Design a survey for your clients/prospects.
– Remind you of important dates either by e-mail, SMS text or phone.
– Create a digital signature for signing bulk letters/emails.
– Thank all of your customers for attending an event with a personalised letter.
– Set up an e fax for you where faxes arrive as a Portable Document Format attachment via email.
– Research products/services such as CRM programmes, email marketing or web builder packages.
– Find journalists contact information for your news release.
– Find quotes and order your printing from a supplier.

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