50+ Tasks you can Outsource to your VA
As your business begins to grow. You may find yourself struggling to keep up with all the administrative tasks that you need to do in a day or a week. You find your self trying to be ALL things and do ALL things in your business instead of concentrating on what really matters and what makes your business unique.
In NO time you will find yourself stuck on a slippery slop of doing 10+ hours a day just working IN your business and not ON your business.
When deciding what tasks to Outsource, have a look at what things you do day in and day out. What tasks are repetitive? Make a list of all the tasks you do in a set period, say, a week or a month even. Then take this list and split it into three categories:
THINGS YOU HATE DOING - This one is very simple - these are the tasks you dislike doing in your business on a day to day basis such as bookkeeping to answering standard email enquiries
THINGS YOU CAN'T DO YOURSELF - Elements of your business that need doing but you don't have experience in or find difficult to understand such as website building, SEO Management or Graphic Design
THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T BE DOING - Ask your self if you should be doing this task? Does it create Revenue? Once you have mastered this mindset of what you should and shouldn't be doing you will see an exponential change in your business. Remember we want you to be working on what really matters to you business!
Below, I have compiled a simple list of 50+ tasks, you can easily outsource to the VA of your choice. Outsourcing to a VA, is not only a massive time saver for you, but also frees you up to concentrate on creating further revenue for your business. VA's often work out the cheaper option verses employing someone full time, as you only pay for the hours spent doing the tasks you need and there are no taxes, sick pay or holiday pay entitlement owed, as the VA will take care of these themselves just like any other business owner.
So without further ado, here are 50+ tasks you can outsource to your VA.
Report & Documentation Creation
Online Form Building
Social Media Graphics
Social Media Content
Social Media Page Set up
Facebook Page Management
Twitter Page Management
Instagram Page Management
Subscription Management & Reconciliation
Community Management for your Facebook Memberships
Event Management & Event Support
Raising Quotations & Estimate
Copywriting for Websites
Copywriting for Blogs
Reaching out to website owners for Backlinks to your site
Advanced Excel Work
Listing Products on your Webstore or external platform.
Translation of Documents
Provide Customer/Client Support
Notation & Minute taking
Moderating & Scheduling Video Conference Calls (Co-Hosting - making sure people are on mute, your recording, facilitating breakout rooms)
Converting, merging and splitting of PDF files
Preparing induction manuals for New Staff members
Creating and sending out Greeting cards; invitations; thank you notes
Corporate gifting organisation
Proofreading documents and other office materials
Launching and Maintaining cloud computing accounts (DropBox; OneDrive, GoogleDrive)
Podcast uploading and transcription
Producing content marketing Material, such as Infographic, Whitepapers, eBooks
Creation of Company How to Guides and other industry related materials
Designing logos, ebook covers, headers, icons and other graphic elements.
Obviously there are hundreds more tasks you can outsource depending on your businesses needs, but remember not all VA's have the same experience. You need to look for a VA that has the skillset you need in order to move your business forward in the way that you want it to.
I know that letting go of elements of your business are daunting. You feel like you wont be in control if you pass things over to another person. You worry that the VA won't be reliable or will not work to your budget. What is they then subcontract the work out.
Firstly, no professional VA will subcontract ANYTHING out without your prior approval and consent. A good VA will be very reliable, they are professionals in they're field and won't risk loosing clients or damaging their reputation in the industry by producing shoddy work or practicing dodgy and underhanded practices.
Secondly your typical VA, According to a survey conducted by VAnetworking.com, states that 93% of VAs are female, usually married with Children and are often educated to a higher level. They are normally working full time in and on their business every week and maintain one to 7 clients regularly and the majority do not subcontract out. Those that do will state that they subcontract from the start and will offer you a discovery call with their associate VA.
If you are looking to grow your business at a cost effective rate then a VA is a great example of how to do that and keeps you focused on what really matters.