Stressful Tasks You Should Delegate to Your Virtual Assistant

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Business owners like you naturally have a full plate. But handling all the business tasks and responsibilities on your own would be stressful and counterproductive. This is why it’s best for you to delegate tasks to a reliable staff, such as a virtual assistant (VA). These skilled and experienced professionals can help you increase productivity and drive business growth.

Get some workload off your back! Delegate these stressful tasks to your virtual assistant:

1. Administrative

These tasks are repetitive, daunting, time-consuming, and stressful. Although they do not directly impact your business’ growth, they should still be done to keep things running smoothly. Focus on more crucial tasks needed in your company and delegate the following administrative tasks to your virtual assistant:

  • Data entry
  • File organization
  • Report generation
  • Email management
  • Scheduling
  • Database or contact management
  • Travel arrangements

2. Content Research and Writing

Having a steady flow of content is important if you want to optimize online marketing and increase your online visibility. If you have a lot of content ideas but don’t have much time to research and write, then let a virtual assistant do content research and writing for you! Established VA firms have teams that include writers who can help you with the following tasks:

  • Blog creation
  • Guest blogging
  • Copywriting
  • Article rewriting
  • SEO writing
  • Ebook writing
  • Marketing-related articles (social media posts, newsletters, promotional emails, etc.)
  • Proposal writing

3. Social Media Management

Most of your clients or customers are highly-likely glued to social media, so you better increase your social media presence to expand your reach. Staying active and interactive on all your social media accounts could be time-consuming and stressful, though. But you can let your trusted VA handle these social media tasks for you:

  • Content promotion
  • Schedule and publish Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Facebook posts
  • Monitor retweets, mentions, likes, and shares
  • Manage Facebook page
  • Reply to comments and private messages
  • Consolidate complaint reports

 4. SEO Marketing

SEO (search engine optimization) marketing is another aspect of online marketing that you should pay attention to. Although it’s a tedious process, it can help you make the most of your content, and ultimately, achieve more website traffic and better rankings on Google, Yahoo!, and Bing if you do it right. You can rely on your virtual assistant to do these SEO tasks, so you can save time, avoid stress, and stay ahead of the SEO game:

  • Site optimization
  • Keyword list building
  • Backlink/Link building
  • Webmaster supervision
  • Sitemap submissions
  • Traffic and ranking monitoring
  • Social bookmarking and tracking
  • Forum moderation

5. Graphic and Web Design

Creativity through visual design is one of the best ways to promote your brand. To stay relevant and competitive, you need to have a logo, a website, and other graphic materials that would grab your target market’s attention. However, designing graphics and maintaining a website take a lot of time and could be stressful. It’s a good idea to outsource this work to a VA with design skills and experience. Here are some of the tasks you can ask him to do:

  • Logo design
  • Website design (banners, headers, and sidebars)
  • Marketing materials design
  • Graphics/images for social media
  • Newsletter layout
  • Brochure creation
  • Flash presentation

 6. Sales and Networking

Sales is a stressful job. Finding and connecting with new contacts may be a bit challenging, as well. Although you’re expected to know the most about your products and services, you don’t have to do sales and networking work all by yourself. You can count on your virtual assistant to do these tasks:

  • Market research
  • Call qualified leads
  • Make follow-up calls
  • Write and send sales emails
  • Contact management
  • Email new contacts
  • Reply to inquiries

Delegation is a key management skill you should learn and master. Focus on the core aspects of your business and start delegating the tasks we mentioned to a virtual assistant. With a talented and reliable VA on your team, it will be easier for you to grow your business!

Are you looking to hire a virtual assistant who can handle some of your tasks? Contact us to find out how we can work together!

Pepper Virtual Assistants is a business solutions firm that specializes in virtual administrative and personal assistance, online marketing, customer support, and copywriting. We are known for reliability through our managed services, responsive client handling backed by extensive training, and rockstar virtual assistants hired for their skills and expertise.




  1. Ruby Paghunasan

    This is a very helpful article for both clients and Virtual Assistants to determine the scope of works/tasks that a VA should provide and for the clients to know the skills needed before hiring a VA.

  2. Moonyen

    This is very helpful for clients who have been having challenges with what to delegate. This article helps them identify tasks that needs to be done by someone else.


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