How Do You Figure Out What to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant?

By , Certified Online Business Manager/Social Media Manager

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Sophie Zollmann - Certified Online Business Manager/Social Media Manager

Knowing what you can and need to delegate to your Virtual Assistant is key to using a VA effectively and efficiently. There are so many tasks you can delegate. You may become confused or even overwhelmed with the idea of figuring that out. Whether you’re getting ready to hire a VA or already have one, you need to make time to decide what you will delegate.

There are a few different ways to determine what tasks you need to delegate. Some of the ways are easy and rather obvious, while other ways are a little more involved. Here are 7 tips to help you know what you should delegate.

  1. Make a list of the tasks you absolutely dislike doing.
  2. Make a list of the tasks you don’t do very well.
  3. Make a list of the tasks you don’t know how to do at all.
  4. Make a list of tasks you know you need to do but haven’t even begun yet.
  5. Make a list of the tasks on your to-do list that never get done.
  6. Make a list of the tasks that should be done more often than you do them.
  7. Take a few days or a week to write down everything you do in a day.

The first few tips should be fairly easy to do. The last one is definitely a more involved way of doing this. You can even use some of these tips in combination as a process for determining what you want to outsource to a Virtual Assistant. Either way you do it, it is an essential process you must do to be sure you’re getting the right Virtual Assistant or getting the most effective use of your Virtual Assistant. Take time to decide what to delegate and then do it. Now you have time to work on the business instead of in the business.

Sophie Zollmann of SophieZo Virtually There For You is a Certified Social Media and Online Business Manager committed to working with online entrepreneurs to get them back to working ON their business not IN it. They are able to focus on growing their business, taking great care of their clients, and having more time to enjoy life outside of their business. Find out more at

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One comment on “How Do You Figure Out What to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant?
  1. Thanks Sophie for a great list of delegation ideas! I’d add that the easiest things to start delegating are something that you can turn over completely to someone else, requiring little to no supervision from you, and for which you have clear expectations for the results. For me the biggest hurdle was figuring out how the whole virtual piece was going to work…once I finally wrapped my head around that, the rest was easy!

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