virtual paHow long will it take?  This is probably the most frequently asked question when speaking to potential clients.  It’s not always easy to determine and there are a lot of factors to consider such as the quality of the brief given, accessibility to resources and information, the subject etc.  Some tasks are impossible to judge.  But there are also a lot of straight forward tasks that I can give a good indicator of how long they will take.

To give you some ideas, and maybe even help you get some bits and pieces off of your to do list, here is a list of tasks that could be done in an hour or less.

Top 30 tasks a VA could complete in an hour or less

  1. Create and send an email campaign
  2. Data entry
  3. Create an electronic database for your business cards
  4. Type a 15 minute audio recording
  5. Create a LinkedIn company page
  6. Create a Facebook company page
  7. Convert word documents into PDF documents
  8. Research – travel plans, market research, programmes, software, competition etc etc
  9. Book a flight/hotel/car hire/trains/restaurant
  10. Follow up with existing/new clients/customers
  11. Write a newsletter
  12. Create a blog
  13. Write and schedule an automatic series of Tweets
  14. Chase outstanding invoices
  15. Format documents, presentations and excel spreadsheets
  16. Design a form
  17. Design a survey
  18. Invoice your clients
  19. Source a venue for an event
  20. Create a flowchart
  21. Write a how to guide
  22. Proofread a document (depending on the size and subject!)
  23. Proof and check links for your website
  24. Send follow up materials to clients
  25. Create timesheet/holiday cards for employees
  26. Copy type a document
  27. Create a PowerPoint presentation
  28. Thank all your clients for attending an event with a personalised letter
  29. Delete the junk out of your inbox
  30. Remind you of important dates and appointments

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