Virtual assistants are great additions to any business – fact! Anyone that says a virtual assistant is useful or doesn’t help doesn’t understand. Or, they are not willing to comprehend. Their importance isn’t in doubt, but what is in doubt is what tasks to give them. AI isn’t sophisticated enough to take care of every business task on the spectrum, so there are some you need to avoid. If you outsource the following, though, there should be no problems. In fact, you should see a cut in costs and higher productivity levels.
Presentations would be easy if they weren’t time-consuming and you had to do it alone. Well, you don’t have to do it alone any longer thanks to your virtual assistant. Your assistant will put the presentation together along the lines you want it to, giving you the time to research and learn your lines. All you have to do then is check it for any inconsistencies. Let’s face it – proofreading is a lot easier than putting it together in the first place.
Any business that says they like dealing with customers is a liar. It’s not that the clients are wrong, they are just demanding. And, when you deal with them on a daily basis, it can get tiresome. That’s where a virtual email assistant comes in handy. You might have noticed these before because lots of companies use them nowadays. Basically, the email assistant responds to queries with an automated message thanking the person for their email. It also informs them it can take a few days to reply. The time window gives you enough breathing space to respond in your own time.
How does this one work? Well, it is important to start with a caveat. Obviously, there isn’t a VA that can come up with a strategy. That is your job, and a very important one, too. When you have the strategy, however, a VA can disseminate the information with online. Your business just needs to find marketing tips online and then use them to your advantage. An excellent tip is to use your VA for social media. No one can man the social media desk 24/7, which is why you can use the assistant to tweet and post your marketing strategy.
Bookkeeping is one of the most important tasks and one you need to exploit. A lot of businesses have to deal with fines and penalties because of missed payments. After all, it isn’t easy to keep up with the finances. Well, it is easy for an accountant, but they are too expensive. A virtual one is half the cost and does a similar job. You can set it to remind you of payments so you’re always in the loop, as well as make payments on certain dates. In basic terms, it can take care of the finances while you take care of the business.
The above is just a selection of tasks you can outsource to a VA. There are plenty more, all of which you should consider.