How To Best Utilise Your Virtual Assistant (VA) In 2018

The end of 2017 is around the corner and it has been a great year for you. People have started up a new business and things are looking good. There is one small snag, you are a jack-of-all-trades and sometimes the clients have had to take a back seat. Others have decided to go the VA route this year and are still a bit unsure of how it all works.

In this blog, I will point out how a VA can truly be an asset to your business. As I have mentioned before in previous blogs, the internet has taken the world by storm and is still growing by the day, hour, minute. Very few companies don’t have a website, email address or any kind of access to the internet. It is for this reason that the VA world is growing tremendously worldwide, and VA’s are becoming more efficient and experienced than ever.

So, back to 2018 and utilising your VA. Give the VA more tasks…but is it as simple as that? The relationship you develop with your VA needs to be open and honest with a clear understanding of the skills the VA has. The more tasks you give your VA the more your time is freed up to give your company the quality time it deserves. We are here to help you grow your business. In a nutshell, yes, it is as simple as that.

Below I have listed some skills that various VA’s have used to help businesses. If there is something a VA is unsure about, there are many platforms on the internet to upskill and give you the work performance that you require.


Client Correspondence

Web designer

Email Management/Filtering
Booking appointments with clients
Following up with clients.
Answering calls
Calendar Management
Keeping Dropbox and other cloud platforms up to date
Database building
Internet research
Hotel and Flight Booking
Transcription typing
Taking down minutes of meetings
Creating basic reports
Preparing Powerpoint presentations)
Set-up Social Media Accounts
Manage and update social media accounts
Manage your blog
Publish posts on your blog (content you provided)
Filter and reply to comments on your blog
Participating in discussion forums or message boards

Now that the festivities are over, and everyone is back to the grindstone, give your VA a call and get a complete understanding of their skills. Once all of that has been established start handing over the tasks that tie you down. The more you utilise your VA, the more you will want to utilise your VA and so the circle goes around. You will start reaping the rewards and benefits and a successful business will be all the proof you need. It will be for these reasons that before anyone has time to say Virtual Assistant, you will wonder how you ever got by without one. The Virtual Assistant World –  growing ourselves to help grow yourself.