10 Ways A Virtual Assistant Can Help Free Your Time

Mar 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Systems and Outsourcing

10 Ways A Virtual Assistant Can Help Free Your Time

 

If you are drowning in admin, email management or struggling with your digital marketing and website design, you're not alone. Many entrepreneurs struggle with all the tasks that need to get done each day and end up working late into the night. If this is a problem that you frequently have maybe you need to try working with a virtual assistant.

Virtual Assistants For Entrepreneurs

Finding the right virtual assistants can take a bit of time. Therefore, it is important to find the right person and someone who fits your business needs. Besides, once you find the perfect VA they can save you hours of time and effort, from managing your diary and emails to updating your website. In addition, they will help you get out from under the mountain of work and you will have some free time to concentrate on other aspects of your life.

 

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Here is a list of tasks that a Virtual Assistant can typically help you with:

1. Email Management:

If your inbox is overflowing or you are constantly receiving messages, a virtual assistant can be of help. They can sort through your inbox and file emails, respond appropriately and unsubscribe to any unwanted emails.

2. Transcription

A virtual assistant can help you take your audio and transcribe it.

3. Data entry

This can be a very time-consuming task and one that you can easily outsource to a VA. Simply send over the documents with the data and your virtual assistant will add the data to your software or spreadsheet.

4. Research

Anything you need to be researched. This can be travel itineraries, your competitors, product comparisons etc. Your virtual assistant can do the research work for you and list their finds and sources of information.

5. Social media management

Your VA can manage all your social media platforms. Which means that they can upload posts, add images, manage comments, among other things.

 

tasks of virtual assistants for entrepreneurs

 

6. Documents

Anything from reports to presentations, quotes, invoices and any other type of document can all be consolidated by your virtual assistant.

7. Proofreading

It is always a good idea to get your documents checked over by another set of eyes. Your VA might not be a professional proofreader. Although, they can read through your documentation and look for errors that you may have missed.

8. Website Design

Virtual assistants don’t just do your admin, some virtual assistants specialise in website design, content writing and SEO. If you require a new WordPress site or regular updates, these are tasks that you could outsource to the right VA.

9. Video Editing

This is a very time-consuming task. Going through your videos and cutting and merging content can take up hours of your time. This is a good job to outsource to a VA.

10. Content Writing

Writing is something you enjoy or you just don’t. Some of us are great at writing engaging content and others just aren’t. If you dread writing content or it just isn’t something you have time to do on a regular basis, you can outsource it.

 

The relationship - Virtual assistants for entrepreneurs

Your virtual assistant really can make life easier and the sky is the limit. They can help you with a wide variety of tasks. As you build up a relationship with your assistant they can become a big part of your team. Your Virtual PA will save you time, and in some cases, even money. I believe that if you try working with a virtual assistant it will be a positive experience and one you won't regret.

 

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