What can a VA do for you?

Updated: Mar 6

If you haven't worked with a Virtual Assistant (VA) before it can seem a bit of a minefield.. The breadth of experience VAs have is so diverse that you can probably find a VA to do most things for you. In essence, a VA is an assistant who supports you with various tasks over the internet, giving you space to focus on goals and strategies to push your business forward. Their goal is to help you be more productive, saving you money and time.

Still not sure? Here are some examples common ideas to get you started:

General Administration

  1. Manage your inbox and respond to emails

  2. Manage your calendar, take bookings

  3. Standardise processes

  4. Create templates

  5. Call management

  6. Maintain your CRM

  7. Prepare letters and mail merges

  8. Customer support

Executive Assistance

  1. Research

  2. Ad hoc project work

  3. Editing and proof reading

  4. Write operating procedures

Financial Administration

  1. Prepare invoices

  2. Pay suppliers

  3. Reconciliation

  4. Filing Expenses

  5. Reporting

Project Management

  1. Maintain project plans

  2. Liaise with stakeholders

  3. Co-ordinate tasks and activities

  4. Automation & Integration


  1. Social Media Management

  2. Content creation

  3. Email marketing

  4. Market research

  5. Maintain your website

HR Administration

  1. Maintain HR Information System (at My Office Fairy our preferred platform is Breathe HR)

  2. Manage holiday and sickness records

  3. Prepare employment contracts

  4. Ensure records are compliant

  5. Prepare job adverts

  6. Keep suite of HR policies up to date

  7. Standardise onboarding and offboarding

  8. Prepare job descriptions

  9. Employment referencing

  10. Reporting

You may find one VA who covers all of your needs, or you may prefer to work with several VAs who each specialise in their own areas of expertise - either way, there is a VA out there who can do what you need.

Furthermore, whilst you should have a rough idea of what you need at the start of your journey, you don't need to have it all mapped out straight away. Most VAs will offer you a free consultation or discovery call to talk about your requirements and will be able to identify areas they can support you.

Finally, if there's something you need that's not on the list above, or that you're not sure about, don't be afraid to ask!

If you need support with any aspect of your business, My Office Fairy are here to help so just get in touch.

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