Working as a virtual assistant may not seem like an exciting job. Since virtual assistants work from home and interact virtually with clients for an extended time, their working lives may seem pretty ordinary. However, there are some virtual assistant skills that you never knew existed.
Here is a list of odd things, both business & personal, you can outsource:
1. Block People
You can ask your virtual assistant to block people from your past from one or all of your social media accounts.
2. Make Uber Request
Your virtual assistant can book a pet taxi for you. They can pick up your cat/dog from the vet and deliver them to your house.
3. Fix The Leak Under Your Sink
You can discuss the installation to replace a water filter cartridge under a sink via a virtual call.
4. Read Books For You
Your virtual assistant can read a self-help book that you like and help you achieve your daily management goals.
5. Give Summaries Of Documentaries
With your package hours, you can ask your virtual assistant to watch a list of documentaries and give you summaries. Then you can decide which ones to watch.
6. Buy Groceries For You
Your virtual assistant can order groceries for you, pick them up, and deliver them to your home.
7. Send Event Invitations And Greeting Cards
Sending invitations to prospective customers and eCards to your existing customers on meaningful dates like birthdays and anniversaries are good ways to build a strong relationship with them. You can hire a virtual assistant for this job to take the burden of this administrative task off of your shoulders. You won’t have to worry about forgetting these things.
8. Travel Arrangements
Often, business owners travel for work. Making flight reservations, rescheduling them, comparing fares, and looking for routes with the shortest layovers is quite a hassle. However, you can outsource these tasks to a virtual assistant, so your travel arrangements are smooth and less time-consuming.
9. Personal Errands
As a business owner, you probably do not have much time to spend on personal errands. You can hire a virtual assistant to help you with things like making hotel reservations, purchasing gifts online, or sending flowers to loved ones on special occasions. It will ensure that the work gets done efficiently and on time.
10. Keep Up With Industry News
Instead of reading 30 magazines and newspapers about your industry every day, you can hire someone to find the relevant stories and email them to you at the end of the day.
BUCKET SYSTEM vs. Employee
Sure, you could hire an ordinary employee to help grow your business, but do you really have enough small tasks to fill up 40 hours per week or even 20 hours per week every single week? If not, that employee will be spending downtime on your dime.
TaskBullet has eliminated this problem with what we call the BUCKET SYSTEM. Your remote employee will clock in when you need them and clock out when you don't. (Learn how it works here) With a remote personal assistant, you pay for the hours you need and nothing more. You'll save money on not having to provide employee benefits, office space, office supplies (computer, desk, coffee, etc.); oh, and did I mention downtime?
Your remote personal assistant will come with his or her own supplies, a strong education (TaskBullet virtual assistants have university degrees), and deep professional background. When you hire a virtual sales assistant from TaskBullet, you are also assigned a project manager to ensure that everything runs smoothly. What are you waiting for? Hire a remote personal assistant today and get your time back!