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20 Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant

by: Sidney Liquigan

Thursday, November 30, 2017 |

Free up your time by outsourcing clerical, creative, or technical work to someone who can work with you and do these tasks remotely. Hire a virtual assistant so you can give 100% attention to your core responsibilities.

A virtual assistant is essentially like an administrative assistant or secretary but a lot more cost-effective since it is usually offered by offshore outsourcing companies. With virtual assistants, you are free from overhead costs, employee-related taxes, and logistic concerns. You only pay for the service provided to you.

Virtual assistant services

Here are some of the tasks you can outsource to a virtual assistant.

Administrative work

  • Managing contact lists and spreadsheets
  • Managing calendars
  • Email management
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Research and data analysis
  • Transcription and encoding
  • Business coordinating
  • Data processing and reporting
  • Data entry
  • Customer service
  • Social media management
  • Content management

Specialized services

  • Online marketing
  • SEO and SEM
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Telemarketing
  • Legal or medical transcription
  • Creative tasks (content writing, graphic design, web development)
  • IT development
  • Sales and marketing

What to look for in virtual assistant

For the general tasks, you will need a virtual assistant who has strong organizational and communication skills and experience with data entry and research, as well as proficiency in digital and online tools such as navigating the internet, emails, and messaging apps. Of course, for the specialized services, you would need a virtual assistant who has knowledge and experience with the corresponding job.

Hiring an individual or a team of virtual assistants through outsourcing firms in the Philippines like MicroSourcing gives you access to a competitive pool of Filipino talents who are fluent in the English language and has a strong affinity with Western culture. Grow your business more effectively; learn more about the virtual assistant services you can acquire from MicroSourcing.

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