What does a virtual assistant do? Since I have gone freelance as a virtual assistant, I regularly get asked what it is I do.

A virtual assistant can do the majority of tasks that you don’t have time to do or that you would rather delegate to free up time to do something else, whether that be more work or give yourself a bit more time for your personal life.

It could include researching for events, looking for hotels, drinks reception venues, flights, holidays and hire cars to get you the information for the best prices that fit with your criteria. A virtual assistant can also arrange delivery of equipment and communicate with the venue staff.

Proof reading books, blogs, newsletters, articles, adverts or brochures – check for any typo’s, spelling mistakes or grammatical errors.

Setting up and overseeing a giveaway on your blog, website or social media outlets. Giveaways can increase brand exposure and bring in potential readers and customers.

If your VA is local to you they could do house checks and house cleaning if you are away on business, holiday or in hospital. They can water plants, arrange for pet sitters/boarding, open/scan and email post to you.

For bloggers, a VA could partake in comment threads, Instagram instants, source stock photo’s for a piece you are writing, check and amend broken links.

Social media management, updating social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Responding to social media posts and developing discussions. Checking online for company mentions and customer feedback. Searching for interesting posts, news and articles to attract site visitors.

Design, I can design social media designs such as Pinterest images or put you in touch with companies such as Logojoy that help small and mid-sized businesses over come the branding hurdle by offering design packages.

Social tasks such as ordering gifts, writing thank you cards, sending invitations.

Outsourcing tasks, researching other professionals in specialised fields that would help you with any tasks such as getting your site better with SEO or setting up adwords for you.

The above is not at all exhaustive and if there is something you would like to delegate I would suggest asking a virtual assistant, if the one you approach can’t help, they will more than likely be able to recommend someone who can.

If you are looking for a virtual assistant check out my Facebook page or email me at [email protected]

 

What does a virtual assistant do?

 

*I was invited to review LogoJoy and compensated for my time, but my opinions are my own

19 Comments

19 Comments on What does a virtual assistant do?

  1. Stephanie Merry
    June 2, 2017 at 12:23 pm (11 months ago)

    I love the idea of having a VA, it would make my life a whole lot easier! x

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  2. Mummy Times Two
    June 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm (11 months ago)

    I could certainly think of lots of things that I could use a VA for.

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  3. Melanie
    June 2, 2017 at 6:28 pm (11 months ago)

    I could just do with a virtual Assistant, sounds great to help with the workload 🙂 x

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  4. Rebecca
    June 2, 2017 at 10:52 pm (11 months ago)

    This is perfect – I also do VA work and this will be so handy to send across to people who don’t quite understand it.

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  5. lisalambert38 - Mumdadplus4.co.uk
    June 3, 2017 at 7:53 am (11 months ago)

    I could do with a VA myself, just can’t afford one at the minute but great service you offer

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  6. hann182014
    June 3, 2017 at 10:57 am (11 months ago)

    I’ve never used a virtual assistant before, it does look like a good idea

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  7. Elodie
    June 3, 2017 at 11:01 am (11 months ago)

    I had no idea what a VA was until now! Seems like you do a bit of everything! I’ve worked as an editorial assistant before and this isn’t far off from what I used to do, only you can do it from home.

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  8. Ana De-Jesus
    June 3, 2017 at 11:57 am (11 months ago)

    I had contemplated maybe going into VA services but considering I already work 11-19 hour days already, its sadly not possible. I admire how much you do and it is amazing that you are getting clients x

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  9. Stressed Mum
    June 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm (11 months ago)

    What a great post to show others who have no idea what a VA does, I have worked as one before a long time ago now, and if I am honest could really make use of one now x

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  10. Shannon (@smritchie12)
    June 4, 2017 at 4:25 pm (11 months ago)

    I had no idea what a VA does but this has enlightened me! This looks like a great role to do!

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  11. helerinablogs
    June 5, 2017 at 11:00 am (11 months ago)

    I didn’t realise virtual assistants did so much! I would love to have a VA one day, it would make blogging life much easier.

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  12. secretplussizegoddessblog
    June 5, 2017 at 3:39 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow that sounds like quite a great job to do! I would love a VA as I never seem to have time to do all the things I need to do! x

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  13. Joanna
    June 6, 2017 at 11:22 am (11 months ago)

    This was an interesting read. I had an idea about what a virtual assistant can do but you developed it for me. If I could afford one I would definitely need one for my blog, haha.

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  14. joannavictoria
    June 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm (11 months ago)

    An interesting read. I’ve heard of a VA but not known what they actually did as part of there job.

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  15. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    June 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm (11 months ago)

    Ooh I didn’t realise there was so much they could do!

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  16. cottagegardentrio
    August 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm (8 months ago)

    I’ve seen the letters VA written about online media and had no idea what they meant, thanks for enlightening me!

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  17. Carla Lett
    April 11, 2018 at 6:18 am (2 weeks ago)

    Hello lovely, did realise you did VA. I need someone good at pinterest to manage my pinterest account soon as was wondering about prices?

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  18. lorraine kirk
    April 16, 2018 at 10:36 am (1 week ago)

    This looks really interesting, I have never heard of a VA before.

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