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Duties of a virtual assistant: How can they help your business?

How can VAs help your business?: Duties of a virtual assistant

Whether you’re a solopreneur or a business owner who is managing a small to medium-sized enterprise, you know that it’s impossible to do EVERYTHING on your own. It can be a little tough to seek some assistance. But little did you know that seeking help could actually be the best business decision you’ll ever make, especially in the early stages of your growing company.

What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant (“VA”) is an independent contractor and remote worker who performs administrative services to clients. Most VAs are freelancers or remote employees who work from home. However, there are also VAs who are outsourced from a business process outsourcing (BPO) provider. These VAs perform their responsibilities on the BPO company’s physical office.

What is a virtual assistant?
What is a virtual assistant?

Duties of a virtual assistant

Virtual assistants’ responsibilities are not limited to clerical work and data entry. In fact, they can do virtually anything.

You can delegate the following duties and responsibilities to your VA:

  • Customer support
  • Bookkeeping
  • Graphic design
  • Social media management
  • Website design
  • Transcription
  • Lead generation
  • Photo and video editing
  • Content writing
  • Project management
  • Appointment setting
  • Calendar management and travel arrangements

Of course, the specific duties of your VA will still depend on your business’ needs and the agreed upon contract.

Why you need a virtual assistant

Almost every business owner has benefitted from the services of a virtual assistant. Find out the different ways how a VA can help you and your business:

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  • Day-to-day operations will be more convenient because there is now someone in charge of the administrative tasks.
  • Core employees can focus on their main responsibilities. They won’t be distracted by tedious tasks like data entry, scheduling appointments, engaging with social media followers, and more.
  • You can save more money in hiring a remote worker. Also, there is no need to worry about employees’ office space, equipment, and training materials.

How to hire a virtual assistant

How to hire a virtual assistant

The best way to hire a virtual assistant is to outsource one from your trusted outsourcing provider. SixEleven BPO is one of Philippines’ leading BPO companies that can help you find the perfect VA for you and your business. It is the first Davao-based solution-oriented contact center. In addition, it provides an unparalleled class of service, and boasts over 15 years of business expertise.

From recruitment, onboarding, training, and every day supervision of your VA, SixEleven can take care of finding the perfect and dedicated VA for you at a cost-effective pricing. SixEleven will make sure that you’re going to get the best value out of your investment.

To get a free quote from SixEleven, visit their website here. 

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Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.