15 Tasks for Your Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants are a great way for small business owners to get organized and grow their businesses without the hassle of managing a traditional employee. The Virtual Assistant industry is still relatively new and there are so many entrepreneurs that have yet to discover this golden little treasure. Hiring virtual support eliminates having to provide training, office space and unwanted expenses like employee taxes, equipment, vacation pay, sick pay, etc.

Virtual Assistants typically work with business owners that provide a professional service like small business coaches, consultants, entertainers, insurance agents, writers, realtors, etc. In many cases, entrepreneurs or busy professionals shy away from hiring Virtual Assistants because they are not clear on what type of tasks they can actually outsource. Other reasons may be because they are unable to see the true value a VA can provide for their company.

Below is a list of 15 tasks that can be performed virtually.

1. Online research for potential clients, speaking engagements, radio/podcast interview, etc
2. Set up, cancel or confirm appointments
3. Email management and filtering
4. Email marketing campaigns
5. Data entry
6. Answering incoming calls
7. Managing send out cards account
8. Drafting professional letters or contracts
9. Travel arrangements
10. Website updates and general maintenance
11. Social media management
12. Writing blogs , articles or press releases
13. Performing outbound telemarketing calls
14. Online filing to ensure that all of your important documents are secure and can easily be found
15. Online ad posting


Trena Stubbs is the owner of Apex Virtual Solutions. Key services include website design/maintenance, online marketing, administrative support and customer service support. Visit http://www.apexassisting.com to sign up for our newsletter and receive free valuable small business tips and resources.

4 thoughts on “15 Tasks for Your Virtual Assistant

    • Thereds Reply

      If gone about it the right way, a Virtual Assistance business can be very lucrative. Planning is the key. This is a real business and, like any other real business, the more you put in, the more you get out of it. The hardest part is educating the public about the value of a Virtual Assistant.

  1. GoonyRifttomy Reply

    Hello! Just want to say thank you for this article! It’s exactly what I was looking for. =) Peace, Joy.

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