10 tasks a VA could do for you

If you’re a small business owner, you know that there are two kinds of people in the world: those who have a Virtual Assistant and those who wish they did.

Virtual assistants can do everything from answering your e-mails and booking flights to making sure your website is up-to-date and that your social media accounts are optimised.

Here are 10 tasks a virtual assistant could do for your small business today:

1. Make sure your mailing list is updated

2. Manage your website

3. File documents

4. Schedule meetings for clients (and book conference rooms if needed)

5. Answer customer service inquiries

6. Research new products and services to recommend to clients

7. Maintain client relationships (e.g., send birthday cards or gifts) 

8. Organise travel itineraries and book reservations

9. Manage your social media accounts

10. Create systems to help processes in your business run smoothly and more efficiently

Your small business is unique, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a little help from your friends. Think of how much time and effort you could save by delegating a few tasks to someone else? Not only would you be able to do more meaningful work for your clients, but you’d likely cut down your own workload as well. The biggest disadvantage to hiring a VA is deciding which requests should go to them, and which ones need to be on your radar. However, once that’s figured out, hiring an assistant might be the best thing you do this year for your business.