One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an entrepreneur is wearing too many hats at the same time. I understand that you feel like you have so many things to do or that you want to do everything on your own.
Trying to do everything on your own may become a hindrance to the growth of your business. Possibilities are, you may end up ruining various potential business opportunities and become stressed at the end of the day.
A great way to keep things under your control and also ensure that everything is going the right way is by outsourcing your work to a Virtual Assistant. Although there are many things that a Virtual Assistant can help you with, the concept of Virtual Assistant is still not as popular as it should be.
One of the reasons why entrepreneurs tend to procrastinate and do not pull the trigger when it comes to outsourcing is because they fail to understand what kind of tasks they can outsource in the first place.
The list of tasks you outsource will of course vary depending on your business, your own skillset, the hours you have available to work etc.
I hope that this list will provide an idea or starting point to help you on your way to business growth.
50 Things to Outsource to Your Virtual Assistant
- Managing your business and personal schedules.
- Book your accommodation and help you with your travel arrangements.
- Arrange meetings with your clients.
- Manage your daily schedule and to do list for the day.
- Research and purchase the products and services that you need.
- Run an event or a contest to attract potential buyers and customers for your business.
- Pay your pending bills.
- Creating various basic reports. That can include sales reports, weekly reports and monthly reports.
- Handle your clients – their calls and emails and respond to them.
- Send invoices to your clients.
- Help you with data entry of any kind.
- Keep track of your payments. If there are any late payments or pending invoices, then chase them up.
- Be a liaison between you and your other team members.
- Track your various project deadlines and deliver the same to your clients.
- Help you with various research. For example, your competitor’s various marketing strategies and their pricing.
- Call up various customers to collect feedback about your products and services.
- Send follow up emails to clients about project completion and take feedback.
- Collect contact information and phone numbers for your potential clients and people you should connect with.
- Talk to the potential buyers and clients before you have a word with them.
- Help you with creating proposals.
- To keep the data that is in your CRM systems up to date.
- Help you with various sales tasks.
- Help you with your product launch.
- Put up a virtual calendar for your product launch.
- Create various shareable images.
- Write various emails and send them to potential clients.
- Create Facebook ads and monitor them.
- Create, edit and posts various blog posts including videos and images on your website.
- To help you with affiliates by managing them.
- Help you with the marketing of your products and services online and on various platforms of social media.
- Help you with your social media activities for your business.
- Help you with your website – keeping track of your website visitors, post blog contents and do all the relevant works for your website.
- Gather various ideas for your blog posts.
- Help you with transcription. For example, transcribing videos, podcasts or audios.
- Conduct surveys online to gather information about your products and services to learn about the voice of the customers.
- Calculate your ROI on various marketing campaigns that you have done.
- Help you with various public relation aspects.
- Reach out to people who could be great influencers.
- Distribute various press releases when necessary.
- Create guest posts for the blog or conduct guest interviews.
- Organize various events like webinars, retreats or online summits.
- Reach out to potential event partners on your behalf.
- Set up the tech related things.
- Create a marketing plan for events.
- Work on marketing plans.
- Help you with customer service.
- Responding to emails – filter them and forward the important ones to you.
- Filtering the common customer requests.
- Helping customers with their needs. Troubleshooting their issues.
- Taking care of refunds and other penalties.