What does a Virtual Assistant Do?

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Admin Support, Virtual Assistant


What is a Virtual Assistant? What does a Virtual Assistant do? Virtual assistants have a wide scope of work. Generally, a virtual assistant provides professional administrative, technical, or creative assistance to clients remotely from a home or in the office.

In the business industry with the emergence of this modern era, collaborative manpower has always been important. As your business grows, make sure that you are not the only one who’s doing all the work. 

Working alone all the tasks without the help of others is a very slippery slope to go down. You think you’ve juggled work all by yourself, spent long hours and still find yourself stuck in a corner and realize you just accomplished tasks on the operations side of the business. It will make your thoughts about growth jammed back into your brain and won’t have any time to breathe. 

A lot of businessmen find themselves in this situation. That is mainly the reason why businessmen tend to outsource manpower knowing that there are thousands of virtual assistants who want to help business owners take tasks off their plates. 

Below are some of the few tasks that a Virtual Assistant can take off from businessmen’s tons of work.

Online research — gathering emails for leads, partners, influencers, etc.

Hire VAs and let them focus on gathering leads’ emails for you. This might bring your business growth and afloat. Research some potential client’s email addresses. Send them a custom email to attract your attention. You can hire someone to do this task and you are the one who provides critiques to the email that they are creating.


Daily business reports

You can hire a virtual assistant to do the daily business reports so that you can easily locate whether the company is growing or not, or to locate the companies daily revenue, gross profits, expenses, or net profits. Knowing the business details of your company can contribute to smarter decision-making over the long run.

Simple Data entry task

If you have very small but technical daily tasks, then you should hire another virtual assistant to take over those tasks and you should focus on growing your business.

Advanced Excel work

You can hire a freelancer just to manage your Excel projects. In that way, your time will not be wasted and you can work on other or higher projects.

Copy write content for websites

Copywriting is the act or occupation of writing the text for advertising, or other forms of marketing. You can hire an experienced copywriter for websites to gain more sales, etc. A virtual assistant is capable of doing that for you.

Create content for your product listings

It is important to have a product listing on your online store, and your product listing must be unique so it can entice the attention of the potential customers. Thus, hire a VA to do this work.

Take notes during meetings

You can hire a VA to take notes, summarize, and organize your online files. In that way, you’ll be able to get better notes to share with your staff.

Project manager

It is important to hire a Project Manager so that there is someone who will monitor and distribute tasks that need to be delegated. When you hire a project manager make sure that he is responsible and able to lead the people to do their project. VA is skilled in project management.

Virtual assistant for scheduling and organization

Get a Virtual Assistant to organize and remind you of your schedule, so you won’t miss any of it.

Clearing email accounts 

You can hire a Virtual Assistant to take care of your emails. By that, you can focus on dealing with the top-level communication that needs your attention.

Translating content to different languages

You can hire a language freelancer to translate your content into different languages. This will help you expand business tactics to new international markets.

Managing your bookkeeping

VAs are skilled in managing the books. Hire a VA and keep accounts and books organized.

Providing tech support to customers 

Customer service and tech support are one of the most in-demand for VAs. Let them speak to your customer about the product that you are offering and let them handle tech issues that your customers are concerned about.

Writing blog articles and blog content

The more content you produce, the better you can make your SEO and organic search results. Get a freelancer who is capable of writing a blog content of your business.

Managing blog website

Tired is getting through the trenches to make your website heard and boom on the internet? Hire a VA to do that for you. They will organize your content calendar, content writers, and everything else involved.

Reaching out to website owners for backlinks.

A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist analyzes, reviews, and implements changes to websites so they are optimized for search engines. This means maximizing the traffic to a site by improving page rank within search engines. You need to hire a backlink freelancer to join with you on doing this.

Create PowerPoint presentations

It is important to have a clear and strong PowerPoint presentation when you are going to attend a webinar or such public speaking. Why? Long and full texts PPT are boring. Get a VA and let them make your audience understand what you are going to do, or for them to know more clearly about what you are speaking/plans through your creative and precise PPTs.

Manage your Skype account with clients

Hire someone who can manage to communicate with your clients through Skype. 

Create posts and recruit for new openings

Hire someone who can create posts, circulate them on multiple hiring platforms, and review applications. 

Handle legal documents and situations

Get a freelancer that can get answers from your questions and advise you what you are going to do when it comes to legal documents, etc.

File yearly taxes for your business

You can also hire an accountant to handle these things for you; yearly taxes or other payment.

List or manage bulk uploads of products on Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Shopify, WooCommerce

When you are selling products on Amazon, eBayWalmart ShopifyWooCommerce, then you can hire someone to list your product, and they will get your product live on board.

Optimize product title and content on listings

It is better to have a great and attractive product title and content listing to catch up the attention of the customers. And for them to be more interested in your products. To have a great and attractive product title and content listing, you can hire an expert freelancer to do these things.

Mange marketplace accounts for Amazon and eBay

It is important to manage your accounts for Amazon and eBay. You can hire a freelancer with years of experience managing online seller accounts. 

Take product photos and videos

You must take some photos and videos of your product. To do these things you need to hire a freelance photographer to have better pictures of your products and enable your product boom and sell at markets.

Set up social media channels

Setting up social media channels is consuming time. Get a veteran social media manager to do this work, and you don’t have to go through your social media accounts to update daily.

These are just a few of so many things that the Virtual Assistant is capable of. You now have the lists that you may want to take off your plates and delegate to a skilled Virtual Assistant. 

The above mentioned are just a pinch of what MyOwnVA is geared for. MyOwnVA is a company with long experience and exceptional capabilities developed overtime to handle the client’s requirements for virtual assistance. 

Our work has allowed us to grow with start-up companies and serve organizations behind multinational brands, and our work has become an essential driver for businesses that offer services and products found in markets across the world. 

It is this kind of experience that gives our clients the confidence to work with us in finding ways to make their projects more efficient and highly effective.

If you are worried where you can find a reliable virtual assistant and able to do all the tasks, you can contact us at [email protected].

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