5 Tasks Freelancers Can Outsource To A Virtual Assistant

Us freelancers wear a lot of hats in our businesses… In fact, most of us wear all of them.

Enter the virtual assistant.

While I’ve been familiar with virtual assistants for a while now, I only hired one for the first time earlier this year after a fellow solopreneur shared how much the support helps her business. She connected me with her VA and it has hands down been one of the best business decisions I’ve made. 

If you’re looking for a little extra help with administrative needs for your freelance business, here are five tasks you should consider outsourcing to a virtual assistant.

Research

As a freelancer, time is money and researching for a client project or new business opportunity can often take up a lot of precious, valuable time. While I will always dedicate an allotted amount of hours to research, outsourcing particulars to a virtual assistant not only helps you manage time spent, but it also helps you gain another person’s perspective in the research process.

Social Media Management

With Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and everything in between - managing your social media channels can often feel like a full-time gig in and of itself. Utilizing a talented virtual assistant for things like Twitter scheduling, pin creating and hashtag research can help save valuable time and enable you to reach new clients through an active social media presence.

Brainstorming

Freelancing is a solo business and sometimes you just need to brainstorm your ideas with another person to help make decisions or get out of a creative rut. Scheduling a brainstorming session with your VA to chat through ideas, get outside counsel and keep those creative juices flowing.

Data Logging

No matter what line of freelance work you’re in, chances are you spend some time logging data and it can take up quite a bit of time. From expenses to media coverage, engagement results and everything in between, outsourcing data logging to a virtual assistant will free up time and help you stay focused on doing work that enhances your business.

Light Copywriting

While not all virtual assistants are talented writers, most can help you with basic writing duties - especially if the writing style is repetitive. Outsource drafting tweets, creating meta descriptions for your blog posts or newsletter creation to start and enjoy all of that extra time you'll have


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