25 Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

I often get asked what kind of work I can help with. When a client starts thinking about outsourcing tasks to a virtual assistant, I pose the question, “what is a constant drain of your time and/or energy, when you would much rather be doing something else?”

The response I usually get back, is that they would rather work on their business, than in the business, or spend more time with their own clients or getting new ones.

I came across this list and have found it a useful place to start!

25 Tasks You Can Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

1.    Email Management/Filtering
2.    Setting up Auto-responders
3.    Booking appointments with clients
4.    Following up with clients/customers (sending thank you and other reminder emails)
5.    Receptionist duties
6.    Calendar Management
7.    File Management (electronic & physical files)
8.    Database building (updating email or contact lists on your CRM)
9.    Research (for blogposts, newsletters, competitors etc)
10.  Personal errands (researching/purchasing gifts for loved ones or family members)
11.  Travel Arrangements
12.  Transcription (transcribing voicemail, video or audio, podcasts etc.)
13.  Taking down minutes of meetings
14.  Creating basic reports (reports on weekly tasks, deliverables, sales)
15.  Preparing Slideshows (PowerPoint Presentations)
16.  Liaison between you and other team members (coordinating with other Freelancers)
17.  Recruitment (source for other team members like writers or graphic artists)
18.  Set-up Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
19.  Manage and update Social Media Accounts
20.  Manage your Blog
21.  Publish posts on your Blog
22.  Filter and reply to comments on your blog/social media channels
23.  Answering customer queries/support requests
24.  Blog commenting
25.  Participating in discussion forums or message boards


Originally published by Chris Ducker – original post can be found here.

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