Being an entrepreneur involves wearing many hats. It’s also possibly one of the biggest reasons why entrepreneurs struggle to grow their businesses. When it comes to small business owners, you are the business. You’re handling every single aspect of your business. 

Working hard all day in your business and handling those time-consuming tasks after hours. It’s exhausting! If you don’t have a good look at your business and change the way you are doing things – you are heading for complete burnout.

Rather than trying to do it all yourself, it would be smarter to leverage your time with talented workers on your team.

You may want to consider adding a virtual assistant to your team. VAs as they are more commonly called, perform support-staff tasks and functions virtually by utilizing technology and working from their own fully equipped office.

10 Tasks you should assign to a virtual assistant:

Research

Assistance gathering the necessary information on any topic, product, or competitor. Using the information to generate useful pros and cons lists or comparable spreadsheets to assist you in making an informed decision.

Data Entry

Capturing raw data that may be useful to the extent that they suggest the next steps and ways to optimise your operations. VAs can help translate your company’s data into plain English.

Inbox Management

In today’s day and age, the response time to a potential customer can make the difference between making the sale or not. Getting help managing your inbox can make all the difference. A VA can help you stay on top of your customer service tasks, create new business opportunities, resolve and escalate cases, replying to complaints in a proper manner within a specified time-frame. 

Proofreading

Sometimes all you need is a fresh set of eyes to catch any errors before hitting the publish button. Making use of a VA that specialises in such a service may shave hours off your workweek.

Social Media Management

Managing your social media platforms can be time-consuming however, as we know, it’s a complete necessity for your business. A VA can be a terrific resource in managing your social media presence. Give them specific guidelines on your brand’s voice and tone and what kind of content to share. They will be able to assist you with the image curation and post content, and post on your behalf. A virtual assistant skilled in social media management can help you create a social media strategy in line with your current marketing strategy. 

Ghost Blog Writing

Blogging helps boost SEO quality by positioning your website as a relevant answer to your customers’ questions. Whether you are lacking the time or skill, a VA offering ghost blog writing services will be a game-changer for your website’s traffic! 

Calendar Management

VA’s are great at streamlining and organising daily tasks and activities. Having someone with direct access to your diary may assist you and your team to be on time every time, avoid double bookings, make awkward cancellations or simply keep you from running around like a headless chicken.

Bookkeeping

Possibly one of the most important tasks in your business. Keeping up with daily bookkeeping tasks before your accountants call for them may help lighten your load. Ensuring your work has been invoiced and you have been paid for services rendered or products sold, after all, it is the reason you are in business.

Website Management

Websites require constant maintenance and updating. A virtual assistant would be a great, cost-effective option to assist with maintaining your website and store. Providing customer or student support, updating prices, and online inventory or processing orders.

Email Campaigns

Email marketing provides a reliable form of communication between your business and your customers. It’s a cost-effective solution to reach customers where they visit every day – their inbox. If you aren’t using email campaigns as a means of marketing you are missing out! It’s a great way to build a new audience or market to an existing one. Having a VA manage the entire process will make things a lot easier for you. From monthly planning, design, and creation to setting up once off newsletters or automated sequences.