6 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Oct 10

6 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

By hiring a virtual assistant to help you with those daily tasks, you can save a large amount of time – knowing which tasks to delegate can be confusing.  Many choose to do all of the work themselves, and end up burning themselves out by the end of the day. If you feel you could use some more time, and are looking to save money, but aren’t sure what you can outsource to a virtual assistant, continue reading this article …

Bookkeeping

Sure, bookkeeping can be easy, but when you combine it with the other tasks you need to complete, you may never get to it. For this reason, we recommend assigning this task to a virtual assistant. By assigning these tasks to a VA, they will be able to follow up on tasks like unpaid bills and invoices. Take note that you need to trust the VA you choose, because you will need to allow them to access certain accounts.

Conducting Research

If you are in need of research, but can’t quite find the time to do so, no worries, because you can and this over to a virtual assistant. Examples include exploring new products, and getting information from corporate websites. If you choose to hire a VA to do this job, make sure you give them clear instructions, along with username and passwords needed in order for them to access paid websites and specialty search tools.  A VA can also help proofread blogs and find blog topics.

Data Presentations

When preparing for meetings, taking your raw data and summing it up in a PowerPoint presentation can be a major timesaver. This is something that a virtual assistant will be capable of handling.

Email

How many hours do you spend on a daily basis in your inbox? If you’re like most companies, the email is probably endless. Once you answer the first group of 20 questions, it seems as if another group of 20 questions floods in. If you find yourself spending countless hours in that inbox, then it’s time for you to hire a virtual assistant to help you out. By doing this, you are going to save a large amount of time, but we’re sure you already know this.

Managing Social Media

When you run a company, regardless of the niche you’re in, social media is something you’re going to want to get into. If you’re not already active in the social media scene, then your competition is already ahead of you. You can hire a virtual assistant to handle all of your social media accounts – this includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all of the rest.

Scheduling

Virtual assistant are great for managing the calendars. These tasks include scheduling appointments, dealing with meeting invitations and helping plan events.

Conclusion

Those are 6 things that you can outsource to a virtual assistant, but trust us, there are much more things a virtual assistant is capable of.  If you’re looking to save some time, start out with the 6 tasks we mentioned above.