20 Tasks You Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Aug 08

Are you having problems growing your business? If so, you’re not alone. So many people jump into a business expecting it to grow quickly, only to find that they’re struggling with it. One of the biggest reasons people struggle with their business is because they choose to wear too many hats – by this, we mean they don’t hire a virtual assistant to help them out, they choose to do everything themselves. They look at it as if they are the business, and don’t need anyone else. If you have found yourself wearing too many hats, but you’re not sure which tasks you can outsource to a virtual assistant, then this list that we’re about to show you is going to be a big help.

When a business owner takes on all of the tasks, this is referred to as “Superhero Syndrome.” Take it from us, there is nothing wrong with taking some time to yourself (or just putting your time elsewhere in your company) and outsourcing your work. Outsourcing is the smart thing to do.

Getting Started

Getting started is the biggest hurdle – looking at other entrepreneurs that we have worked with over the last couple of years, they have told us that the biggest reason they didn’t hire a virtual assistant was because they didn’t know what they could outsource or where to start. Of course, virtual assistants won’t be able to handle other tasks that should be taken care of by other virtual staff, like programming, web development, video and audio editing, graphic design, SEO tasks and content writing, but there are quite a few tasks they will be able to handle.

Virtual assistants are going to save you – they will help you save money and make it so that you have more time on your hands. Time that you can spend working ON your business, instead of feeling as if you’re being trapped working IN your business.

Yes, some of those tasks are going to require you to train the virtual assistant, especially if you require them to use a specific online tool. The list of 20 tasks you can outsource to a virtual assistant doesn’t include everything a VA can do for you, but it does cover a large amount of things. You need to realize that not everyone is going to be perfect at handling every single task right away, but we have seen VA’s handle these tasks with confidence once they have received basic VA training. All they need is a little understanding from their virtual bosses.