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Tasks that Virtual Staff can Smartly Shoulder for Business to Grow

Tasks that Virtual Staff can do to Help Your Business to Grow

Posted on: Oct 17, 2016

As an ambitious entrepreneur in the digital age, you must know about virtual staffing. This is the smart approach to staffing and is gaining in popularity SEO professionals in London suggest their clients hire role-based virtual assistants instead of task-based workers.

According to experts providing SEO services, selecting virtual assistants based on roles will help you to build a virtual team. This team will work together and contribute to the growth of your commercial establishment. Read more about the tasks that you can ideally outsource to virtual staff and give your business a boost.

Role-based virtual assistants

Depending on designated roles, Virtual assistants can be hired in all of the following roles:

  • General Virtual Assistant (GVA)
  • Graphic or web designer
  • Content writer
  • SEO or web marketer
  • Web developer
  • Audio and/or video editor

As General Virtual Assistant (GVA)

The GVA or the General Virtual Assistant somewhat plays the role of a business manager. They can be the most valuable tool you have to run and expand.

The GVA is capable of managing responsibilities, to include:

  • Managing both your emails and schedules
  • Smarter file storage and other organizational tasks
  • Email marketing
  • Contributing to administrative tasks as well as blog handling

Email and schedule management tasks that GVA shoulders, include:

  • Filtering Emails / Managing Spam
  • Answering Customer Service Emails /Tickets / Chat Support
  • Database Building / Updating Contacts or CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Sending of Greetings eCards, Event Invitations, etc.
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Travel Arrangement and Planning
  • Reminder Services

File storage and organisational works that GVA helps with, prove effective to run a business in more systematic and organized manner. These aspects include:

  • Dropbox / Google Drive Organization
  • PDF Conversion, Splitting and Merging
  • Creating / Managing Spreadsheets, Data Entry in Word, or Google Docs and
  • Preparing Powerpoint / keynote Presentations

According to experts working at DubSEO in London, the reputed SEO services firm, GVA helps in handling blog sites, as well as in day-to-day project management and marketing.

  • Report Creation
  • Forms Creation
  • Document Template Creation
  • Online Research
  • Data Mining & Development / Lead Generation
  • Transcription of Video and Audio Files
  • Simple eBook Layout / Formatting
  • Preparing Online Meeting Minutes
  • Blog Publishing Management
  • Moderating Blog Comments
  • Adding Tags & Images to Blog Posts
  • Receptionist Duties
  • Voicemail Checking
  • Sending Client Invoices
  • Basic Bookkeeping (MYOB, XERO & Quickbooks)
  • Personal Errands (Purchasing Gifts Online, etc.)
  • Project Management & Training Tasks
  • Project Management Between You and Team members
  • Training of New Virtual Staff (Check out my VSF Academy, too!)
  • Deadline / Deliverables Tracking
  • Preparation of Training Materials
  • Social Media Management Tasks
  • Creating Facebook Fan Pages / Groups
  • Posting and Scheduling Facebook Insights
  • Promoting Facebook Pages
  • Collating and Interpreting Facebook Insights
  • Creating a Twitter Account
  • Managing and Increasing Your Twitter Following
  • Schedule Tweets and Track Mentions and Hashtags
  • Scheduling and Tracking Pins
  • Create and Manage YouTube Account
  • Upload Videos on YouTube
  • Moderating YouTube Comments
  • Uploading Videos to other Video Sharing Sites / Social Media
  • Answer inquiries and Messages on All Channel & Profiles
  • Create Slideshare Presentations
  • Create and Manage LinkedIn Account / Profile
  • Create Pinnable Images on Pinterest

According to experienced professionals running renowned SEO agencies, the responsibilities related to the aspect of email marketing include:

  • Creating a New List in Email Marketing Software
  • Adding and Removing Subscribers from Lists
  • Creating and Scheduling Broadcast Emails to Promote Content
  • Creating Email Newsletters
  • Editing / Proof-reading emails
  • Editing Follow-up Emails and Auto-responders

A graphic or web designer

  • Designing Websites, Creating Mock-Ups
  • Designing Logos, Banners, Icons, eBook Covers and Headers
  • Designing Landing / Sales / Opt-In Pages
  • Designing Infographics Images (Content Provided)
  • Basic Video Editing (Splicing Intros & Outros with Raw Footage)

Content writer

On the content writing aspect, it will help you by providing help in

  • Content / Blog Post Creation
  • Guest Blogging / Ghost Blogging
  • SEO Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Newsletter Writing
  • Copywriting (Don’t Suggest Sales Copy)
  • Article Spinning
  • Article marketing and
  • Directory Submission

SEO/web marketer

  • Site Analysis
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Landing Page Set-up/Creation
  • Keyword Research for Blog Content
  • Web Master Submission
  • Sitemap Submissions
  • On-page optimization for a post / page

Web developer

As a virtual web developer, virtual staffing will help you on the aspects as mentioned below.

  • Site Maintenance / Security and Troubleshooting
  • CRM Integration & Social Media Integration
  • Payment Gateway Integration
  • Support and Developing WordPress (PHP) Websites
  • WordPress Functionality and PlugIn Enhancement
  • Install WordPress PlugIns and Themes
  • WordPress Theme Customization
  • Install and Support an Email Ticketing System (eg. ZenDesk)

Audio video editor

  • Basic Editing of Audio Files
  • Basic Photoshop / Image Editing (Not Graphic Design)
  • Removing the unwanted Background Noise from Audio and Video
  • Adding Intro’s and Outro’s to Videos
  • Powerpress (Podcasting WP Plugin) Installation
  • Podcast Setup on iTunes
  • Podcast Insertion on Blog post

If you want to make the most out for business using the groundbreaking technology, there is really not much of an option other than working with the virtual staffing tools at present.


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