We are often asked the types of tasks that can be outsourced to a virtual assistant. We’ve compiled the list below. If you have any more that we may have missed we would love to know.

General administrative tasks

  1. Arrange meetings
  2. Task management
  3. Email management
  4. Contact management
  5. Copy typing
  6. Copy editing
  7. Proofreading
  8. Transcription
  9. Electronic filing
  10. Telephoneanswering
  11. Book accommodation and travel
  12. Source and buy products and services
  13. Respond to Customer support enquiries
  14. Data entry
  15. Transcribing audio or video
  16. Locate and book restaurants
  17. Answer and screen your telephone calls
  18. Check voicemails
  19. Source and purchase gifts
  20. Online research

Book-keeping

  1. Process invoices
  2. Process receipts
  3. Reconcile transactions
  4. Chase late payments

WordPress tasks

  1. Install theme
  2. Install plugins
  3. Update plugins
  4. Update theme
  5. Set up daily / weekly backups
  6. Ensure daily/weekly backups are running
  7. Research blog posts
  8. Blog post keyword research
  9. Write blog posts
  10. Post blogs
  11. Schedule blogs
  12. Create web pages
  13. Update web pages
  14. Upload videos
  15. Embed videos
  16. Upload images
  17. Upload digital files eg pdfs, Word, Excel files etc
  18. Moderate comments
  19. Reply to comments
  20. Make comments on external blogs
  21. Create user accounts

Webinar tasks eg GoToWebnar, GoToMeeting, Instant Teleseminar

  1. Research webinar platforms suitable for client’s needs
  2. Set up webinar platform
  3. Set up webinar event
  4. Create invite
  5. Proofread invite
  6. Send invite
  7. Monitor sign ups
  8. Set up event reminders
  9. Record event
  10. Transcribe event
  11. Create replay
  12. Send out replay
  13. Follow up event emails
  14. Data analysis

Event management eg Eventbrite, Find Networking Events

  1. Research platform suitable for client’s needs
  2. Set up account
  3. Set up profile
  4. Set up events
  5. Promote events
  6. Monitor event signups
  7. Data analysis

Video / audio editing

  1. Basic video/audio edits
  2. Removal of background noise
  3. Source video/audio intro/outro
  4. Create a basic video intro
  5. Create a basic video outro
  6. Add video/audio intro
  7. Add video/audio outro
  8. Anotate video

Membership site management

  1. Help with promotion of group via social media
  2. Manage member requests
  3. Update membership site
  4. Source speakers
  5. Source content
  6. Email members
  7. Moderate forums / groups
  8. Webinar management
  9. Podcast management
  10. Data analysis

Customer support eg Teamwork Desk, Help Scout etc.

  1. Research platform suitable for client’s needs
  2. Set up support desk
  3. Create tickets
  4. Respond to tickets
  5. Close tickets
  6. Set up website chat
  7. Respond to website chat enquiries

Social media tasks

Twitter

  1. Set up account
  2. Create profile
  3. Create cover image
  4. Follow Twitter accounts
  5. Send direct messages
  6. Respond to direct messages
  7. Create lists (private and public)
  8. Follow lists
  9. Hashtag research
  10. Follow hashtags
  11. Compose tweets
  12. Retweet tweets
  13. Heart tweets
  14. Respond to tweets
  15. Data analysis

Facebook

  1. Set up account
  2. Set up business page
  3. Create business page cover image
  4. Status updates
  5. Like comments
  6. Respond to comments
  7. Send private messages
  8. Respond to private messages
  9. Invite people to like the page
  10. Set up group
  11. Invite people to group
  12. Moderate group comments
  13. Moderate group access requests
  14. Data analysis

LinkedIn

  1. Set up account
  2. Create personal profile
  3. Update personal profile
  4. Create company profile
  5. Update company profile
  6. Create groups
  7. Manage groups
  8. Make connection requests
  9. Accept connection requests
  10. Send InMails
  11. Respond to InMails
  12. Data reporting
  13. Like updates/work anniversaries
  14. Respond to updates
  15. Publish Pulse articles
  16. Comment on Pulse articles
  17. Like Pulse articles
  18. Respond to comments
  19. Make comments
  20. Status updates (personal and company profiles)
  21. Data analysis
  22. Make recommendations
  23. Request recommendations

Pinterest

  1. Set up business account
  2. Create profile
  3. Pin relevant images
  4. Create boards
  5. Add pins to boards
  6. Follow boards
  7. Like pins
  8. Link with website
  9. Keyword research
  10. Data analysis

Instagram

  1. Set up account
  2. Create profile
  3. Source images
  4. Source quotes
  5. Anotate images
  6. Keyword research
  7. Post updates
  8. Follow people
  9. Like updates
  10. Comment on updates
  11. Share updates
  12. Data analysis

You Tube

  1. Set up account
  2. Create profile
  3. Create You Tube header
  4. Create You Tube channel
  5. Upload videos
  6. See video services section
  7. Keyword research
  8. Data analysis

Social media third party tools eg Hootsuite, Meet Edgar

  1. Research platform suitable for clients needs
  2. Set up
  3. Schedule updates
  4. Data analysis

Desktop publishing software eg Word / Pages etc

  1. Create Word templates
  2. Update documents
  3. Create documents
  4. Create an ebook
  5. Edit an ebook
  6. Mail merge for mass mailings / labels
  7. Create charts
  8. Update charts
  9. Create tables
  10. Update tables
  11. Create diagrams
  12. Update diagrams
  13. Create basic macros
  14. Create forms

Data software eg Excel

  1. Create spreadsheets
  2. Update spreadsheets
  3. Create charts
  4. Update charts
  5. Create pivot tables
  6. Create simple macros
  7. Create simple dashboards

Presentation software eg PowerPoint / Keynote

  1. Create templates
  2. Create presentations
  3. Update presentations
  4. Create charts
  5. Update charts
  6. Create tables
  7. Update tables
  8. Create diagrams
  9. Update diagrams
  10. Set up transitions

Email management software eg Outlook (see also Customer Support)

  1. Set up
  2. Create folder structure
  3. File emails
  4. Respond to emails
  5. Flag important emails
  6. Check spam folder for important emails
  7. Set up auto responder / out of office

Images

  1. Source images (royalty free and/or paid)
  2. Create images
  3. Annotate images
  4. Edit images

Email marketing eg Mailchimp, Aweber, Infusionsoft, Constant Contact

  1. Research platform suitable for client’s needs
  2. Set up account
  3. Set up list(s)
  4. Clean up lists
  5. Create template
  6. Create broadcasts / newsletters
  7. Edit broadcasts
  8. Send broadcasts
  9. Create follow up emails
  10. Edit follow up emails
  11. Send follow up emails
  12. Create auto-responders
  13. Edit auto-responders
  14. Set up automation
  15. Create tags
  16. Edit tags
  17. Clean up tags
  18. Proofread emails
  19. Data analysis

CRM tools eg Infusionsoft, Capsule CRM, Nimble

  1. Research platform suitable for client’s needs
  2. Data cleanse contacts
  3. Import contacts
  4. Edit contacts
  5. Add comments to contacts
  6. Configure third party add-ons

Ecommerce eg Total Business Cart / 1 Shopping Cart

  1. Research platform suitable for client’s needs
  2. Add products
  3. Edit products
  4. Automate emails
  5. Run reports

Podcasts

  1. Set up podcast on itunes
  2. Add relevant podcast plugin to website
  3. Publish podcast on website
  4. Promote podcast

Miscellaneous

  1. Create pdfs
  2. Anotate pdfs
  3. Redact pdfs
  4. Split pdfs
  5. Merge pdfs
  6. Secure pdfs
  7. Create an online form
  8. Create an offline form
  9. Create a survey
  10. Monitor survey results
  11. Report survey results
  12. Prepare training materials
  13. Research suitable training venues
  14. Book training venues
  15. Liaise with training venue
  16. Organise printing
  17. Research affiliate programmes
  18. Apply for affiliate programmes
  19. Manage affiliate programmes
  20. Research directories
  21. Directory submission
  22. Market research
  23. Research landing page software eg Lead Pages, Unbounce, any other
  24. Set up landing page account
  25. Create landing page
  26. Proofread landing page
  27. Edit landing pages
  28. Set up Google Analytics
  29. Report on Google Analytics
  30. Optimise web/blog pages
  31. Social Bookmarking (Digg, Stumble Upon, Reddit, Digg, Delicious)
  32. Track social bookmarking
  33. Linkbuilding

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