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In our previous post we shared 5 monotonous tasks that are time-consuming but necessary to the success of almost every business.

Here are 5 more important tasks that can help you delegate your time more effectively and boost productivity.

Research

Online research is probably one of the most time-consuming tasks you may have come across. There’s a lot of information available on the internet and some of it is even true!  Unfortunately, you don’t have the time to sit online going through website after website to weed out the important info you need; you’ve got a business to run. It’s not just a case of find, copy, paste; you’ll also need someone to verify that the information came from a reliable source. Just tell your virtual assistant what you need and how you need it presented – links, cited, etc. Ta-da! Problem solved. 

Editing / Proofreading

Your website is often the first point of contact potential clients will have with your business and spelling or grammatical errors can be off-putting.  

Whether you’re a student writing a thesis, an author about to submit a manuscript or an entrepreneur compiling reports, correct spelling and grammar is important. A Virtual Assistant with experience in editing and proofreading can assist you by going over your text and highlighting any areas that might benefit from a bit of tweaking.

Quotes & Invoicing

Your VA can liaise with your clients, put together quotes and follow up.

Courtesy Follow up Calls

If your business revolves around providing a service, a happy customer can be your best marketing tool. If you impress them with your high standard of work, they’re more likely to tell their friends and co-workers which could become your next clients. As the cherry on top of your job well done, you may wish to follow up with a courtesy call to make sure they’re satisfied and have no follow up questions. Your Virtual Assistant can do this for you. If all’s well, great! If they do have any queries, your VA can assure them that the company will contact them, take all the details of any issues and let you know ASAP so you can maintain that high standard.

Transcription / Note Typing

One of, if not the most time-consuming task. It can take between 4 and 9 hours to transcribe 1 hour of audio and that makes 99% of people crawl under their desks. Unless you’re in the 1%, you don’t want to do it either. Fact is, some VA’s do! They even have software and hardware that can speed up the process. So crawl out from beneath your desk and call your VA.

Your assistant can also assist you with transcribing any notes taken in meetings, conferences and lectures. As long as they don’t need a degree in hieroglyphs to decipher your handwriting, your VA can have that all neatly typed out and presented to you in no time.

If you’re looking to grow your business at an effective cost then a VA is your solution. Feel free to contact us for a quote and hear how we can help you.

Content supplied by Nicole Silvester