Keeping up with social media can get difficult, especially if you have a lot of accounts to deal with at the same time. Outsourcing your social media marketing can be the best way to keep your accounts active, engaging and relevant.
Here are 3 tasks a virtual assistant can help you with to maintain a strong social strategy:
Pre-Writing and Scheduling Posts
With the right direction and maybe a few examples, a professional virtual assistant can write posts or link to relevant articles that can be pre-scheduled using a social media management tool like Hootsuite,Tweet Deck, or Buffer. This will ensure that your social reach stays active and your brand stays top of mind to your followers or fans.
Researching Topics for Blogs
Having someone research topics for your blogs posts can be the perfect task for a virtual assistant. Most blogs posts can then be shared or linked through your social reach, which in turn can help drive traffic to your website.
Monitoring Social Engagement, and Reputation Management
If you are actively using social media or digital advertising to market yourself or your business, it is important to monitor your digital footprint. A virtual assistant can take on that role, and respond to questions or comments, or let you know that a response is needed. Having someone monitoring Yelp or other review websites can help you establish and protect your company’s reputation.
How would you like to reduce your daily workload and increase your annual business revenues?
I am sure the first question you are asking is , “how can I really work less and earn more”?
You need to do more productive work using less hours in your day and make more money with less effort. This can be accomplished when you…outsource…share your work load….delegate to a virtual assistant!
Here are 5 ways a VA can help reduce your daily workload which will allow YOU to do the work needed to increase your annual business revenues:
Determine the core functions of your business and delegate those tasks that are less productive. Don’t get caught in the “busy-work” track.
Hire a virtual assistant to assist in tasks like organizing your travel plans or planning your events and presentations. This simplifies your efforts, giving you more time to concentrate on effective business tasks.
Instead of trying to handle the entire blogging process yourself, focus only on content creation, delegate the rest to a Virtual Assistant. Formatting, editing, tagging, SEO optimizing can all be done by a VA.
By letting go of some tasks and handing them over to someone else, you’ll be doing your business a huge favor. Concentrate on the creative parts of your business. Find a VA with the right skills and attitude to get the job done.
If you don’t know how to get started with marketing and promoting your business on Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on, get a VA who has prior experience with Social Media Marketing to help you out.
Can you think of more ways a virtual assistant could help you and your business? I bet you can!
Is your life centered around family, work, and play (FWP), not necessarily in that order?
I am pretty sure the common denominator to ensuring a balanced life is TIME. Spending quality time with your family, putting in enough hours at work, and having some downtime to enjoy the things in life that give you pleasure and lets you recharge your mental battery.
Many of us struggle with balancing what I will call the FWP cycle. Work is required to earn enough money to take care of our families, and a discretionary fund is needed to pay for our “play” time, so most of us put more emphasis on the work part of our lives. I have asked many business owners (both men and women) what an ideal day would look like to them and the universal answer seems to be having more TIME. As we get older, we realize how fast TIME goes by and there is no slowing it down.
So, how do you overcome that lack of TIME to balance FWP? As a business owner, it is important to constantly be aware of your efforts. Are you dedicating your time wisely or are you wasting valuable time doing things that may not be generating revenue, building business relationships, or are even within your area of expertise? Think strategically when you are worried about managing your time. Do not waste precious time doing the things that can be outsourced. This quote by Jack Canfield is very relevant, “When you are able to maximize your potential by focusing on your core genius, you become more productive and effective”.
ACTION ITEM: Record every single task, project or activity you do for one week, noting which line items are income producers, core genius or something that was a time waster and should have been outsourced. Share your list in our comments and let’s talk strategy and outcomes.
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