Maybe you’re overwhelmed and you need help. You keep hearing about virtual assistants and think, “Hey, maybe this will help me cross some things of my to-do list!”.
So, you either ask around in your network for some recommendations, or you Google VAs in your area, or maybe you even track them down on LinkedIn. If all goes well, you sign the contract and start to tackle that to-do list together!
Things are looking up! You’re finally going to get stuff done! You sign the contract, discuss the initial task list, and everything is off to a great start.
Maybe a little while later, your attention is needed elsewhere, or you’re focused on a project that requires much of your time, or you can’t think of anything off the top of your head to delegate.
There is nearly always something you can delegate to a virtual assistant 🙂
Here’s what many of my clients ask me to do:
Social media images
It could be inspirational/motivational quotes. Or it could be industry tips. And almost always, my clients want to acknowledge the holidays or special days of the year. Creating social media images is something that I not only love to do, but my clients are very happy with my work.
Whether it’s to find out how to do something, where things can be found or curating articles to share via social media, research is key to any business owner. Many of my clients don’t have sufficient time to do this themselves.
Writing/Formatting Blog Posts
Publishing a blog post on a regular basis is crucial for SEO. Regular social media posts and publishing regular blog posts go a long way in boosting your SEO results.
As you can see from this post, this is also one of my services. Most of my clients like a monthly newsletter. If they don’t already have an email marketing platform they’re working with, I help with setting up the account, mailing list and the layout of the newsletter. I never publish a newsletter without final approval.
Social media scheduling
One of the most requested services I offer. I recommend using a spreadsheet to plan out content, one month at a time. A good social media scheduler is important, and I can give you my recommendations. Scheduling includes sharing quotes, articles authored by others, your own blog posts, video content (yours or someone else’s if relevant).
Don’t forget to let your audience know you’re on another platform, too. A Facebook post can let them know you’re also on Twitter or LinkedIn!
And did you know, it’s a great idea to share your newsletter to social media, as well?
I know first-hand that these services make a big difference in your marketing and exposure.