10 Best Tasks to Delegate to a VA and Why
Given that we Virtual Assistants aren’t normally hawked in a State Faire booth by some loud-mouthed, greasy-haired announcer proclaiming that “This handy little device slices, dices and crawls on its belly like a reptile!” – you may be trying to figure out what, exactly, we can do to enhance your business. This is especially pertinent, since we do not cost “One thin dime, one tenth of a dollar!” Before you write that check, know how the power of the human tool, the ability to delegate to a Virtual Assistant, will take your business to the next level.
You have a successful business because you are excellent at doing whatever it is that you do. Congratulations! That is something of which you should truly be proud. As your business expands, so does the volume of around-the-business tasks that need to be handled. You should be doing what you do best and leave the rest to us at Virtual Assistant Israel. It’s time for you to delegate! The list of what can be delegated may be endless, but since nobody wants to read an endless blog post, I’ll give you a run-down of the Top Ten Best Tasks to Delegate. (I hear the drum roll, don’t you?)
Writing to clients; answering emails; phone calls to clients, suppliers and service providers.
2. Calendar / datebook
Scheduling appointments, booking meetings between multiple parties.
3. Blog writing
Just show me your style and let me run.
4. Social media
Posting on all your regular sites, plus coming up with the post material and keeping track of retweets / friending / answering questions, playing the game.
5. Reward program
Thank you gifts for referrals, holiday season cards.
6. Event planning
Finding a venue, a/v equipment, refreshments, nametags and other logistics to make your event shine.
7. Website updates
Daily quote, checking statistics, updating photos, headlines, and on your website.
8. Travel arrangements
Including whether you prefer chicken or fish, window seat or aisle.
Pricing, potential partnerships, local statistics, trends, competitors, and more.
10. Editing / proofreading
Your blog, articles, grant proposals, email drafts, correspondence, and anywhere you put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).
I promised you a Why. That part is easy. Sit back a minute and put your feet up. Make yourself really comfortable. Now, close your eyes and imagine how much you would be able to get done – how much your business could expand – if only you could concentrate on the raison d’être of your business and leave all the associated, peripheral tasks in the dust. That’s Why.
About the author: Aviela is a Virtual Assistant at Virtual Assistant Israel, a leading boutique Virtual Assistant firm based in Israel and serving clients throughout Europe and the United States. VAI employs American professionals who specialize in marketing, writing, administration and social media. Each VA has a U.S. phone line and works U.S. hours. Visit the VAI website to learn more and schedule your free consultation.