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What are the main things a virtual assistant does?

What are teh main things a virtual assistant does?

Wondering what a virtual assistant might be able to take off your to-do list? 

A virtual assistant (VA) provides administrative and bookkeeping support to clients remotely. VAs can take care of a wide range of tasks, from basic admin through to calendar management and bookkeeping, depending on their experience and specialties.  

Tasks a virtual assistant can help with

One of the most common ways a VA can help is by taking charge of your email. Gone are the days of dreading your inbox - your VA will keep everything organised, respond to routine inquiries, and flag or forward important messages that need following up.  

Virtual assistants can also assist with data entry, research and writing tasks. Things like inputting information into databases, updating spreadsheets, preparing reports and presentations, conducting market research, and writing blog posts and articles.  

You can also delegate many miscellaneous administrative tasks to a virtual assistant. Things like booking travel, making purchases, and organising gifts and personal appointments. They can also help with event planning and coordination, which involves tasks such as coordinating vendors, preparing budgets, and managing invitations.  

In addition to admin tasks, virtual assistants with experience in bookkeeping can also assist with managing your accounts and payroll. This includes tasks such as tracking expenses, reconciling accounts, and preparing financial statements. VAs who are experienced with accounting software such as Xero can provide added value by streamlining these processes, making them more efficient and accurate.  

A virtual assistant can handle many of the tasks that you don't have time for, or don't want to do.

To sum up, here are four types of tasks you should be delegating: 

  • Accounts/ bookkeeping

  • Repetitive tasks like inbox management

  • Making arrangements (event planning, appointment bookings) 

  • Data entry, research and writing tasks. 

These four categories are the easiest to outsource first.  

A virtual assistant can handle many of the tasks that you don’t have time for or don’t want to do. Think of them as your own personal assistant, in virtual form! They’ll handle all your admin tasks so you can focus on the revenue-generating activities that will grow your business and make you more money.  

Ready to learn more? Book a chat with Jaymie about what a virtual assistant can do for you.  


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