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What are the main things a virtual assistant does?

What are teh main things a virtual assistant does?

Ever feel like your to-do list is a never-ending mountain of tasks?

Imagine having someone that not only helps you tackle this mountain but also ensures you never dread opening your inbox again!

Enter the world of Virtual Assistants (VAs) – your behind-the-scenes support for everything from administrative tasks to bookkeeping.

Tasks a virtual assistant can help with

So, how can a VA actually help you?

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.

Here are four key categories to outsource first:

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. 

A virtual assistant can tackle the time-consuming tasks you can’t get to, don’t have the skills for, or would rather avoid, freeing you up to focus on growing your business.

Remember, delegating to a VA isn’t about losing control; it’s about empowering yourself to prioritise what truly matters for your business and personal growth.

Ready to take the leap and transform the way you work?

Book a chat with us about what a virtual assistant can do for you.  


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