We get it. You built your company from the ground up, and you have been wearing many hats to make your business a success. You’ve been doing your own marketing, bookkeeping, design, and the like, and it’s starting to become impossible to help your business grow. It’s hard to turn over control of your daily business tasks to anyone else. But when you learn how to let go of the reins and find tasks you can delegate to a virtual assistant, you will find that you can get back to what you love doing: running your company.

If you’ve never hired a virtual assistant before, you might not know what sorts of tasks they are capable of doing. Virtual assistants are more diverse in their skills than ever before. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the top 6 business tasks you can assign to a virtual assistant to get you started. We’ve divided them up into different categories: administrative tasks, marketing, design, website setup and support, research, and writing/editing:  

Online Business Support

  • Invoicing and bookkeeping
  • Calendar management
  • Travel arrangements
  • Managing emails and phone calls
  • Project tracking (Teamwork, Asana, etc.)


  • Social media scheduling, posting, and managing ad campaigns for Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Email marketing campaigns
  • Customer relationship management (Infusionsoft)
  • Sales funnel creation and management (Clickfunnels, Leadpages, etc.)
  • Client management


  • Web page design
  • Ad design
  • Banner design
  • Logo design
  • Infographics
  • Business plans
  • Ebook cover and layout design
  • PowerPoint design

Website Setup and Support


  • SEO
  • Competitor analysis
  • Project-related searches
  • Report data

Writing and Editing

  • Blog posts
  • Reports
  • Ebooks
  • Proofreading

And this is just a sample of what a virtual assistant (or better yet, a team of virtual assistants) can do for you. It’s up to you to decide which business tasks you can delegate to a virtual assistant (or virtual assistant team like we have here at Smart to Finish). But once you start delegating tasks, we promise you won’t ever look back!