Maybe you've heard the term “virtual assistant” or “VA”, but you aren't exactly sure what it means.
VA’s work remotely and are self-employed, independent contractors that provide professional assistance to their clients. They are not considered an employee. You can hire a VA to complete a one-time job, or hire them monthly to do things like check email, respond to social media comments, or proofread blog posts for you.
The need for VA’s has grown and will continue to grow as more businesses move online. By working with a VA, you have the potential to save money on training, employee benefits, and additional office space. Hiring a VA is definitely not an expense, but a return on investment once you find the right VA.
So, what can a VA do for you? I have listed 52 services a VA can help you with (or, services you can offer if you are thinking about becoming a VA!!)
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES:
- Data entry
Drafting letters or emails
Making travel arrangements
File management (such as DropBox or Google Drive)
Processing orders or refunds
Operating live chats
Updating member records
Chasing outstanding invoices
Setup of email accounts like Gmail
Creating blog graphics
Creating blog posts
Setup/maintain CRM systems
Sales funnel expert
Social media setup and manager
ConvertKit, Mailchimp, Aweber specialist
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Moderating blog comments
Creating custom reports
Phone answering service
Landing page creation
Monitoring and responding to social media comments
Checking and analyzing analytics reports
Adding videos to YouTube
Real estate assistant
This is DEFINITELY not a be-all and end-all list, friends! That is the great thing about being a VA. If you can think it up, chances are a VA can do it. With the creation of technology and access to almost unlimited Internet and computer/iPad/iPhones galore, almost anything can be done remotely.
Just remember, a VA is there to help take tasks off your plate and make your life easier so you can focus on the things you love to do....like grow your business!