In 2016, it is essential to have an online presence and website.  With blogging, keeping up with social media inquiries from prospective clients or customers, and organizing your email inbox to find actionable items, there is little time left to write a blog. Running a successful online campaign and providing the products and services you specialize in can be a daunting task for one person.  Fortunately, a Remote Virtual Assistant (VA) can offer help in these areas—because the internet is what we specialize in!

Hiring a Virtual Assistant can seem like a huge step and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.  Before you hire anyone, you need a clear idea of exactly what you want your assistant to do.  Let’s talk about the types of things a good VA can help with.

Screen and Answer Emails

The biggest time suck in a lot of businesses is the time it takes to get through email.  Even if you aren’t comfortable with having someone else reply to business inquiries, a VA can keep an eye on your inbox and make sure that only the actionable items are sent to you.  The amount of time you’re not sitting in front of your inbox can be spent on what you do best.

Research Blog Ideas

A successful website requires an active blog.  Finding ideas and researching topics for your blog is another area where a VA can excel.  Give your VA a list of keywords you’d like to use in your next blog posts and he can whip together a list of ideas for upcoming posts.  This is a great way to keep blog topics fresh and new.  While you’re posting your Spring topic blogs, your VA can already be working on a list for the summer season.

Manage Comments and Social Media

A lot of us like social media—almost too much!  It can be a great relief to know your social media accounts are engaging your followers and comments are kept in order.  Writing up initial tweets and researching the proper hashtags to include in social media posts can make or break engagements.

Take a step back and look at your online presence.  How much time do you spend on it?  Too much?  Not enough?  We live in a world that works best when we build bridges and work together.  Utilizing a Virtual Assistant can free up your time, help you build connections, and unplug more often.