A couple of weeks ago I spotted a graphic on social media from a fellow Virtual Assistant who had to put together a list from A to Z of things that a Virtual Assistant can help businesses with. Everything from Analytics to Zip files. I thought the list was clever as it showed, in a very neat way, the huge range of tasks that can be outsourced by business owners to free up their time.
The majority of Virtual Assistants have previously worked in roles such as PA's, office managers or executive assistants and, speaking from personal experience, those really are roles where you learn to turn your hand to anything. As a result, most Virtual Assistants will have experience in solving lots of different challenges that businesses face. As versatile as Virtual Assistants are, we do know our strengths and the things we prefer to do. Some get on board with onboarding, whilst others excel at Excel. If you're looking for a Virtual Assistant to support a specific task or project, do speak to a couple of Virtual Assistants to ensure you find one who specialises in the service you need or who has a particular passion for that.
Once you get to know your Virtual Assistant you will find they become your go-to person for lots of challenges that crop up in your business. "Why won't this document format like I want it to"? "Where can I find a supplier of…"? "How can I make this process more efficient"? Your Virtual Assistant will probably be able to help.
How many times do you feel you are on your own in your business? How wonderful would it be to have someone who knows your business, treats it like their own and can quickly help with those little challenges that pop up along the way?