3 Crucial Business Tasks that can be Outsourced to a Virtual Assistant

3 Crucial Business Tasks that can be Outsourced to a Virtual Assistant

Many business owners can be confused about the kinds of tasks they can hand over to a Virtual Assistant. There are many and more things that a talented VA can do within your business, but there are a few essential tasks, that when outsourced correctly, can bring value to your company, making your operations more visible, productive and profitable.

Here are 3 of the most crucial business tasks that you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant:

Social Media Marketing

If you’re serious about staying abreast of modern business practices, it’s crucial that you have a solid social media strategy in place. A talented Virtual Assistant Can:

  •         Set up optimised social media accounts on all major platforms
  •         Curate content for your social platforms
  •         Build weekly social schedules of curated and created content
  •         Create fantastic branded images for social sharing
  •         Schedule and optimise posts to your social platforms
  •         Monitor your feeds and respond to any queries
  •         Actively connect and build relationships with your Target Audience
  •         Repost and Retweet optimised 3rd party content

What you’ll need:

  •         Social media accounts on all major social platforms like Facebook for Business, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and Google +
  •         Cloud Based programs to set up schedules and save pics (we love Google Drive & Dropbox)
  •         Cloud Based design programs like Canva to create beautifully branded social images
  •         Cloud Based Project Management software like Basecamp or Asana

Bookkeeping

Accounts is one of the most time-consuming of any business administration task, but also one of the most important in terms of cash-flow and keeping the lights on! A talented Virtual Assistant can:

  •         Prepare and send invoices
  •         Process account payable and receivable transactions
  •         Follow up debtors
  •         Reconcile accounts
  •         Check accuracy and verify figures
  •         Prepare financial statements

What you’ll need:

  •         Cloud based accounting software such as Xero (we use this!) Quicken, MYOB, Quick Books or Saasu
  •         Cloud Based Project Management software like Basecamp or Asana

Customer Relationship Management

Using technology to automate your customer lifecycle, capture information, manage leads, analyse data and improve business relationships is the foundation of good business. A talented Virtual Assistant can:

  •         Update and maintain contact databases
  •         Manage leads
  •         Track sales activities
  •         Automate processes
  •         Generate reports

What you’ll need:

  •         Cloud based CRM software that suits your business needs such as Salesforce, Infusionsoft or Zoho
  •         Cloud Based Project Management software like Basecamp or Asana

If you’re unsure of what types of tasks you can outsource to a VA, check out our free resource 100 Things a VA Can Do for You and book a discovery call  with Kristy today to discuss your business’s unique needs.

 

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Kristy Smith is the energetic Founder, Director & Driver of Virtual Elves, a business that helps you feel in control, well educated and understanding of how to work with a Virtual Assistant, among other things! She loves the water, is a mean cook and loves being social! Connect with Kristy on Facebook

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