Do you wish that you had just one more hour in the day? Have you thought about hiring a virtual assistant? Anyway, it can be a good idea to economy your time and money while delegating some less important tasks to a person who can do it even more quickly and effectively then you
We have already discussed the skills that virtual assistant should have to perform the duties in our previous post. And today we are going to discuss what tasks you actually can to ask your online assistant to do.
Here is the approach I recommended to find out what your needs are:
- Figure out what your money was making tasks are and what are non-money making tasks. Outsource the non-money making tasks.
- Which tasks take the more time to do (and are the most long-term) – identify which parts can be outsourced
- What are items you enjoy doing and which do you not enjoy doing? Outsource the ones you do not enjoy doing.
- What are you good at doing and what are your weaknesses? Outsource your weakness.
Below are a few ideas that you can use a virtual assistant help you gain more hours in your day:
─Email organization, including correspondence with customers, suppliers, providers, etc.
─Scheduling of your work, meetings, and even blog posts.
─Create infographics, banners, printables, etc.
─Project management of the work in your team.
─Social media management. You can ask your virtual assistant to create social media accounts, write posts regularly and answers the people’s questions.
─Participate in social bartering, links, hops & more
─Photo editing and branding for blog posts on your website or social media networks.
─Create graphics for roundups & more
─Manage other virtual assistants
─Manage your site while on vacation
─ Write, edit and post publications on your website, if it actually takes no too much time. Between that, if you have another copywriter who prepares articles, use the essay checker online to be sure that text is original.
─Search Engine Optimization of your site, including analysis of your niche, customers’ behaviour, competitors sites, the building of a semantic structure for your blog and content plan according to it, etc.
Resources to find help on your blog:
- Facebook page for VAs for Hire
- Virtual Staff Finder
Below are a few comments from bloggers who use a virtual assistant:
“My VA has changed my life by taking away some of the pressures of running a deal blog. She is my right hand (wo)man, and I don’t know how I would be able to maintain my blog and keep my sanity without her. She does my scheduling to Facebook, writes posts, and a million other tasks, so my time is freed up to work on promoting my blog, answering e-mails, networking, and lots more. I’d be lost without her!”
“I use a virtual assistant to manage the items I do not like doing or that I am not effective doing such as blog hops, link party submissions, promotion of giveaways, etc. I was lucky enough to find a team that is efficient and cost-effective”.
So, if you’re starting a new business and don’t have a huge budget to employee full-time team but also cannot to deal with all tasks alone then the virtual assistant is the best choice for you.