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10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant…

WOW… I usually love to write articles, but I have to say that this is just a gimme!

10 Things to Outsource to a VA on Entrepreneur.com  by 

“Using a virtual assistant can shave hours from your workweek, but knowing which tasks to delegate can be tricky, whether you’re starting or growing a business. Most virtual assistants are contract or freelance workers who do their jobs from home and focus on administrative tasks that are similar to those of an executive assistant or secretary.”

“… their expertise now runs the gamut…”

Bookkeeping: Keeping tabs on bills and other bookkeeping matters can be one of the easiest things to assign to a virtual assistant…

Online Research: You can easily farm out Internet research to virtual assistants. Common requests include finding information on corporate websites, exploring new products and getting potential employees or business contacts…

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..

Data presentations: Turning raw data into a clear PowerPoint presentation or summarizing research findings in a Word document can be a huge timesaver when prepping for meetings…

Managing email: To keep you from wasting time in your email inbox, some virtual assistants will filter your most important emails and respond to the rest on your behalf…

Social tasks: Virtual assistants can be a good bet to handle tasks such as writing holiday cards or sending thank you notes…

Travel Research: Virtual assistants are a great resource for finding hotels, booking airfares and mapping out trip itineraries both for business and pleasure…

Scheduling: Because many scheduling tools are available online, virtual assistants are managing the calendars of many clients…

Chasing business: Prioritizing potential business opportunities can be challenging, but virtual assistants can help with the process…

Industry knowledge prep: 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. Many executives then use the industry information to update their Twitter feed or bring up interesting developments in conversation with customers and prospects…
Really great article; glad I ran across it! Thank you Alina Dizik

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