I came across this article that lists things to delegate to your assistant. It’s pretty long so here are a few snippets that you might find interesting:
Here is a list of 27 things you can ask your assistant to do:
- Screen your e-mail and handle low-level responses. This includes deleting or archiving things you don’t even need to see.
- Update your contact manager (or CRM database).
- Update your blog and social media accounts.
- Set up appointments and hold your schedule.
- Gather all the needed data and prep information for all your appointments. For example, I ask my assistant to put to the memo of any appointment she posts to my calendar any recent email exchanges and the contact information of the person I’m meeting with. This saves me untold time when you compound this service over 15-20 meetings I hold each week.
- Screen phone and e-mail so you don’t get the interruptions.
- Keep a master chart/list/calendar of your projects and deadlines and set reminders.
- Basic updates to your Web sites.
- Any parts of your projects that he or she is capable of doing for you. Constantly be on the lookout for things to try them out doing. For example, my assistant helped expand the syndication reach of my business articles by over 100,000 annual readers.
Check out the whole article here and feel free to share your thoughts with me. If you need further assistance on getting a virtual assistant, you can call me on 0488 548 854 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.