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Tasks You Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

You’ve heard all about Virtual Assistants, the independent, internet savvy support you can hire for your business. You may read about how these individuals can save precious time and resources, making your job as a business owner much, much more hassle free.

So you go on upwork.com or monster.com to find yourself a VA. You’re impressed by your newly contracted hire and can’t wait to put all that social media marketing prowess to work. But put to work… how, exactly?

If you’re not sure how to fully utilize the boon that you’ve considered adding to your team, then here are a few of the things Virtual Assistants can do for you.

#1 Research

Since Virtual Assistants are geared for the internet, online research is one of the best things you can assign them to do. A good VA can bring your business up to speed when it comes to the information game. Have them look up new trends in your industry, find out what blogs and other social media platforms are saying about the market you want to break into, or explore new products for you.

It’s important to note that if you have any paid search tools at your disposal that you give your Virtual Assistant proper access. They’ll most likely figure out the best way to leverage those tools for your needs.

#2 Scheduling and Planning

Are you having trouble keeping up with all your appointments? What about the hassle of planning your business trips? Virtual Assistants can straighten out your calendar for you, as well as remind you of your upcoming meetings.

When it comes to booking plane tickets and searching for hotel deals for work or leisure, your VA can work out an itinerary, as well as account for timezone differences during your trip so it will be easier to coordinate with the office back home.

#3 Accounting and Bookkeeping

Invoices, bills, balance sheets—these are all things a Virtual Assistant can handle, provided you have the proper online copies to send to them, as well as the passwords to the relevant accounts they’ll have to acess.

Sharing your bookkeeping system with a VA is one of the simplest ways to make your day to day operations run more smoothly.

#4 Encoding and Presenting Data

Remember all that online research a VA can do? All that market research you had them do? You can have them organize it and put it into your database. If you need to have a Powerpoint presentation on the newfound information, that’s right up a VA’s alley as well.

What’s more, they can even present some bite-sized bits of information in shareable form on social media platforms!

#5 Social Organizer

If you’re having trouble organizing all the emails you receive, a VA can straighten that out right away. You wouldn’t want an important email to be lost between all that spam, now would you? As long as you clue them into what emails from which contacts they should prioritize, then you’re good to go.

Another good social faux pas a VA can save you from is sending out greeting cards. Make every holiday season headache free, and never fail to acknowledge another special occasion ever again.

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Marco de Leon is our resident wordsmith. Whether it’s spinning scintillating stories or penning poignant poetry in his spare time, Marco takes great pride in his attention to theme and overall narrative. And when it comes to blogging and web content creation, Marco doesn’t rest until he knows he’s worded something just right for the targeted audience. What does Marco do when he’s not writing copy? More writing! He’s a dedicated e-Sports journalist for the biggest game in the world, League of Legends. But if he had to pick three things to do if he didn’t write, it would definitely be dancing, rapping, or bar-tending.

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