There are many different ways a Virtual Assistant can support your business. Before we look at some sample tasks you can hand over, it is worth thinking about the importance of hiring a VA. The main thing to think about is that with a VA’s help, you'll be able to stop spending so much time on projects that are time consuming and drain your energy, and instead focus on those things you enjoy doing. You'll probably even find that once you hand over those tasks you don't like and which you found so time consuming, your VA will probably not spend as much time as you did on them!
Here are some of the basic things a VA can do for you:
Press release submission
Send invoices to your clients
Email marketing - setting up/sending mailings for you through software like Mailchimp, Constant Contact, AWeber, etc
Social media management
Travel planning (reserving flights, booking hotels, etc)
This is just a small list of some basic tasks a VA can do for you in you. Of course there are things that require more skill that you can also hand over to a VA, such as:
Shopping cart maintenance (like Infusionsoft, 1ShoppingCart, etc)
Set up and manage webinars
Writing sales copy
Audio/Video help (editing, creating, etc)
Again, this is just a small list of some of the tasks that require more of a skill set, but that can also be handed off to a trusted VA. This list is definitely not exhaustive and there are other jobs that can be outsourced as well.