• Elena Jane

Different Types of Virtual Assistant

The role of the Virtual Assistant is as flexible as it is versatile, with plenty of roles focussed specifically on one job or another. Today, we want to go through the different kinds of Virtual Assistants you will come across on your journey, and the differences between them, mostly based on industry!

  • Social Media Virtual Assistant - With business owners generally spending around 10 hours per week on social media, it’s absolutely essential to have someone dedicated to thinking, producing and posting content that is relevant to their businesses. Most business owners don’t have the time to focus on social media, and don't want to go down the expensive route of hiring a full time employee. Social media Virtual Assistants have an incredible opportunity to tap into businesses like these.

  • Virtual Research Assistant - This role can consist of anything from performing market research in relevant industries for competitor analysis, to researching guest blog opportunities and compiling researched data in an easy-to-use format.

  • Virtual Bookkeeping Assistant - have a background in bookkeeping and accounting? Virtual Bookkeeping Assistant roles are becoming increasingly useful to smaller firms that have additional work, but not enough hands. There are a number of tasks which might be delegated to you, including inventory management, budget and end-of-year bookkeeping, account reconciliations and more.

  • Ecommerce Virtual Assistant - As the pandemic has progressed, the need for online shopping has skyrocketed, prompting thousands of people to create and launch their own E-commerce stores. With this spike in popularity, comes an opportunity for Virtual Assistants who have previously specialised in a similar field, to use their expertise and help others manage their online stores. Tasks in this role could include stock management, order processing, customer communication and more.

  • Property Virtual Assistant - Another role quickly increasing in popularity. Many property businesses consist of small, closely knit teams that are used to working in a certain way. Some of these businesses might not have the hours to justify onboarding another full or part time employee. Here is where antoher opportunity for the VA role lies. Tasks for a property business could include data scraping, posting ads, diary management, database management, email campaigns and more.

  • Virtual Assistant Writers - often referred to as ghostwriters or creative writers - can become great assets to business owners in a variety of industries. Creating articles relevant to their business that also happen to be a good read, is one of the most time consuming activities we can think of, but can also have a great range of benefits when it comes to actually marketing a business and generating interest.

There are so many ways in which a Virtual Assistant can help any number of the aforementioned industries and businesses. Knowing your strengths, and understanding what it is you do and dont enjoy, can help you decide where exactly to aim your focus when it comes to getting new clients.

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