We all know that virtual assistants can help with many different things. But often, many business owners are hesitant to contact a virtual assistant because they don't know where to start. One of the best things you can do is write down the tasks that you are working on while you are working on them. Once that's done, go through your list and highlight the things that YOU don't have to be doing. There are some things that only you as a business owner can do, such as create your products. However, there are plenty of tasks that can be outsourced to a virtual assistant so that you can have the time to work ON your business instead of IN it. I've put together a list of 5 common tasks you can hire a virtual assistant for to get you started:
1. SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
There are many ways to work with a virtual assistant for your social media management needs, and it all depends on what you are comfortable having someone else do. Social media is where your brand talks to your customers directly, so it can definitely feel scary to hand that over to someone else!
You can start by hiring someone to only schedule your content and repurposing your already-made content to fit all of your social media channels. For example, if you have an Instagram graphic and you want to pin it, you may want to have your assistant resize it for you to optimize it for Pinterest.
Another option is to have your virtual assistant create the content for you, yet you are still the one who will engage with your customers. You can check the images and the captions before it posts live to be sure your message is on-brand and is something that you would actually say. Once it is posted, you are responsible for engaging with your customers as well as the people that you follow.
And lastly, another option would be to have it ALL done for you. This means that the person you hire will create the strategy, source your images, write the posts, schedule them, and engage with your customers.
The best option? The one that works best for you and your business!
2. EBOOK DESIGN, LEAD MAGNET DESIGN, & WORKSHEETS
Do you have an idea for an Ebook or a worksheet that you would like to give to your customers? An Ebook or a worksheet is a great way to give value and advice to your customers. You can write your content in a word document and outsource the design and details to a creative virtual assistant. You get a beautiful finished product that you can use to grow your email list or sell to your customers.
3. EMAIL NEWSLETTERS
Do you often neglect your email list because it can take time to create graphics and format it nicely? Hire a virtual assistant to do this work so that you can set a consistent newsletter schedule and keep your subscribers up to date on what's happening in your business!
4. BLOG POSTS
This is similar to email newsletters where you can have your virtual assistant format and publish your blog posts for you. You can also outsource the creation of the content and save yourself even more time!
5. WEBSITE DESIGN & MAINTENANCE
Many people start to DIY their own website, and then quickly realize that it is taking them too long or they don't understand all of the technical aspects. Website design on Squarespace is one of my favorite projects. If this is something that you need help with, contact me and let's talk about how I can help you create a gorgeous website!