10 Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

Image of man on headset.There’s plenty of wisdom in this article on Entrepreneur.com about the ways you can leverage your time and lower your stress with virtual assistants.

Allow us to play virtual assistant and give you a heads-up on how the most successful out there are clearing their calendar of humdrum grunt work:

1. Bookkeeping: ”Many small businesses choose to share their bookkeeping systems with their virtual assistants who can then follow up on tasks such as outstanding invoices or unpaid bills.”

2. Online research: ”Common requests include finding information on corporate websites, exploring new products and vetting potential employees or business contacts.”

3. Database entries: ”Whether it’s a slew of new business cards picked up at a conference or updated information for existing contacts, keeping databases current is a suitable task for virtual assistants.”

4. Data presentations: ”Turning raw data into a clear PowerPoint presentation or summarizing research findings in a Word document can be a huge timesaver.”

5. Managing email: ”Some virtual assistants will filter your most important emails and respond to the rest on your behalf.”

6. Social tasks (cards, thank you notes… see My Real Helper for this, too!)

7. Travel research: ”A great resource for finding hotels, booking airfares and mapping out trip itineraries both for business and pleasure.”

8. Scheduling: ”Tasks include dealing with meeting invitations from others, scheduling appointments with clients and helping to plan events.”

9. Chasing new business: ”Prioritizing potential business opportunities can be challenging, but virtual assistants can help with the process.”

10. Industry knowledge preparation: ”With limited time to keep up with industry news, some small businesses have turned to virtual assistants to keep tabs on the most important happenings.”

For a detailed look at each of these 10 areas, read the entire article on Entrepreneur.com:

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