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What is a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual assistants support your business remotely, meaning you don’t have to provide precious office space or deal with bringing someone else onto the payroll. You pay for what you use, whether it is a one-off service or you need regular work completing over a period of time.

The term ‘virtual assistant’ originated in the early 1990s, but the industry boomed as the internet became a more important part of everyday life. The ability to share documents in the cloud and to undertake high-quality video calls via Skype, Zoom and a host of other providers makes a VA the perfect option to undertake the tasks you need completing, but which require an expert’s input.

 

Wait, What? A Virtual Assistant Can Do That Too?

When you think about what a virtual assistant can do for you, you probably have a set idea of the tasks they will undertake.  Diary management, filing, and copy typing are all vital duties that you might expect to outsource with confidence. There are a whole lot more tasks they can do. Here are some services offered by virtual assistants that you might not expect or thought of.

 

WordPress Site Building

More than a quarter of all the websites in the world are powered by WordPress, which is down to the fact that they look great and are simple to maintain. However, setting up a WordPress website from scratch takes a lot of time that you might just not have.

Whilst you concentrate on making your business flourish, let your VA create a responsive, custom WordPress site to show off your products and services in style. Your website is key to bringing in customers, which is why you want to get this done by someone who knows what they are doing.

Which leads nicely into…

 

Content Writing

Your website is only as good as the content it hosts. Getting the words right is so important when you want to stand out from a crowded market and boost yourself up Google’s rankings.

Thankfully, Supportal can provide you with expert, SEO-focused, engaging static content and blog posts that give you the authority that Google, Bing, Yahoo and the rest crave. We will carefully weave in your desired keywords/keyphrases, bolster your brand and optimise the site to within an inch of its life to ensure that more people than ever find your corner of the internet when searching for a business in your particular field.

 

Research Event Venues

Of course, virtual assistants can help you with the admin around organising events. You would expect a VA to make travel arrangements, create registration documents and ensure that your speakers know what they are doing, where they are doing it and when they are needed. However, did you know that Supportal can also save you time by researching potential venues?

If you are based in London, you probably don’t have the time to take a day away from the office to travel to Manchester and look over a conference hall. Supportal takes on board your requirements and finds you the perfect venue for your event, whether it is in Catford or Cairo!

 

Logo Design

You are an expert in your field, you can handle everything your business throws at you, you are simultaneously the head of sales, marketing guru, payroll clerk, and chief tea-maker, but sometimes you just have to bring someone else in. The art of logo design is intricate and specialised and, if you want a mark for your business that perfectly encapsulates your offering in a simple, memorable image, you need an expert.

Supportal has the right contacts to make sure your logo jumps out from your website, letterheads, and sticks in the minds of your customers.

 

Social Media Management

Something else a virtual assistant can do for you is looking after your social media. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are increasingly more important parts of your customers’ lives and, therefore, of your business. It’s not enough to put out a solitary post every couple of days; you need to make sure you are present as often as possible when your potential clients are absent-mindedly scrolling.

Supportal can craft creative posts to push your products, schedule your tweets and status updates to make sure you hit as many over your followers and friends as possible, and even interact with your audience on your behalf.

 

More Things a Virtual Assistant Can Do for You

Supportal’s VAs can write newsletters, design posters, create graphics for your social media and a whole lot more. Contact us if there’s anything else your business would like to outsource to a Virtual Assistant. We’ll always try to help; so don’t be afraid to ask!