Now that you’ve sought help for your tasks and functions because you realized you were wearing too many hats, the question will now be what tasks can you usually hand down to your Virtual Assistant?  It’s normal to be uncertain whether this particular task is too heavy or too light for the VA. Should you be the one handling the task? Or maybe just let the Virtual Assistant handle that for you.

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It’s kind of obvious that every Virtual Assistant differs, some are specific like a virtual assistant solely for bookkeeping tasks and some are versatile like general virtual assistants.

To clarify, here are the common types and functions of a virtual assistant.

1. General Virtual Assistant

If you’re a business executive, you would absolutely need someone who can help you with the usual errands of the day-to-day business operation. Think of a normal secretary except that they can’t make you a cup of coffee.

A general virtual assistant can do your calendar management, travel itinerary, note-taking, reports, simple presentation, appointments and courtesy holiday cards for your contacts.

2. Social Media Virtual Assistant

Now that almost everyone and everything is on social media, it proves that it is already a vital part of anyone’s business. Sadly,  you can’t just focus on it all day. A social media virtual assistant can manage your personal and the company’s social media accounts. They can keep you updated about the important events and happenings in the virtual world. Just imagine the time you can save if there’s someone handling your social media.

In some cases, social media virtual assistant also serves as a social media marketer who handles the digital marketing of the company. They can give you reports from, for example, Google Analytics.

3. Creative Virtual Assistant

From the name itself, your creative needs will be fulfilled.

They can do graphic design for marketing materials, business presentations, infographics, logos, banners, name it!

Also, your content needs from writing, SEO, captions, write-ups, proposals and such can also be handed down to creative virtual assistants.

4. Virtual Bookkeepers

You don’t need to worry if you have little knowledge of accounting. You can still do business and give the bookkeeping job to a virtual assistant. They can manage your accounts, expenses, cash inflows and outflows and such.

5. Real Estate Virtual Assistant

Real estate people are always on the go as they busy themselves on dealing with prospective buyers and renters. Real Estate Virtual Assistant can handle admin tasks, prospecting, lead generation and such. They can also be part of your support team!

6. Virtual Research Assistant

Research is broad-ranging. It depends on the industry, niche or even the profession of the employer what will be the topic and the nature of the job. If he’s a businessman, they can hand down research tasks like market research or just simply research where is the address of a particular company. If they are in the academe, they can hand down research tasks like looking for a specific article or a summary of a particular foreign book and such.

7. Data Entry Virtual Assistant

We all know how crucial data are for the company. One mistake could ruin everything. You can hand down preparation, compilation, sorting, reviewing, management of data and creation of reports. This virtual assistant is considered a lifesaver for an entrepreneur because a data entry job is a time-consuming job.

Of course, virtual assistants still vary. Their function will still depend on what you need and what can help you focus on your core objectives. Did you know that Akron Global can help you have the best virtual assistant suited for your needs? Want to know more? Write to us at bd@athl.com.hk.