One of the question VAs get asked the most is “How will a Virtual Assistant help me?”
Business owners often feel overwhelmed and stuck, but they can be reluctant to hand over the reins to someone else.
In addition to the main services VAs offer (writing and posting blogs. email and calendar management, social media updating, transcription etc, to name but a few), here are five other services VAs can also do for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
1. Bookkeeping and Invoicing
Two of your favourite things right?
Virtual Assistants can pay bills online, prepare end-of-month reports, track accounts payable and receivable and more.
You can also email your hours for each client to your VA and he/she can prepare invoices for you.
Even better use an online time tracking service like myhours.com to track your billable hours – that way your virtual assistant can log in, prepare invoices and send them to you to look over before they go out to your clients.
2. Human Resources
Need to hire a new employee?
A Virtual Assistant can help you post job listings, filter applications and send you the most qualified candidates, schedule interviews, respond to clients and more.
3. Event Planning
A Virtual Assistant can be a life saver when it comes to planning your next event.
Your VA can research venues, get quotes, send out event announcements, confirm that the necessary equipment (storage, projector, refreshments etc.) will show up on time.
As well as keeping in contact with you to help with any troubleshooting and On-The-Day Co-Ordination during the event.
Take a lot of hand written notes that you need typed?
Use a mobile phone scanning app to turn your physical notes into digital pdfs, email the pdfs to your VA to type up and return to you in word format (or whatever format you need them in).
5. Travel Reservations
Planning a trip?
A Virtual Assistant can research flights, car rentals and hotels and send you a list of the top picks.
They can then manage the reservations for you.
Whilst you’re away your VA can respond to routine requests and forward important messages to you as needed.
Original by Danielle Le Baron