So... What does a virtual assistant actually do???

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This is one of the most common questions I come across in Facebook groups. People want some help with their businesses, but they have no idea what a VA can actually do.

Before diving in, I want to preface by saying no two VAs are the same.

We all have tasks that we are more skilled in than others. Some VAs only work with certain types of businesses, like coaches, brick and mortar, healthcare professionals, etc. Others are generalist VAs who do a bit of everything. And some, like me, specialize in doing more of a certain type of task, like anything technology related stuff, but will also do more of the general type tasks, like email management.

Here are some things that VAs can help with:

  • Copywriting (blogs, web pages, etc.)
  • Website Management
  • CRM Management
  • Webinar Setup
  • Newsletter Management
  • Research
  • Systems & Productivity Improvement
  • and a ton more...
  • Customer Support
  • Email Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Making Phone Calls
  • Blog Editorial Calendar Management
  • Scheduling & Posting Blog Posts
  • Scheduling Social Media Posts
     

This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but it should give you a good idea of some things you could consider handing off to someone else.

It’s a good idea if you’re thinking about hiring someone to spend some time generating your own list of tasks that you could potentially hand off. Consider tasks that are recurring and also one-off tasks. I bet you’ll be surprised you have more you can hand off than you think!

After looking at the list, what are some tasks in your business you could be handing off?