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As a startup or small business, you are trying to be the one who knows everything, juggling all the moving pieces which in return leave you overloaded, overworked and overwhelmed. Having the ability to delegate business & marketing tasks to a virtual assistant who knows what they doing, has the time to do it and most importantly loves what they do, is what is going to help you work smart, save time and grow. If you are new to the wonderful world of outsourcing and ready to be introduced to virtual assistant services this blog is for you.

The million-dollar question is, what virtual assistant services does my small business need? We like how you think, the first step before outsourcing is knowing what to outsource. We have listed some of the services virtual assistants offer to help you get started:

 

Diary/Inbox Management

Poor diary management can lead to all kinds of problems you don’t want or need. Overbooked appointments, missed diary entries, re-arranged meetings, how on earth do you stay organised and do everything else you need to do? All our virtual assistants come from a background of executive and PA assistance so will know how to whip your inbox into shape in no time. Cut out the hours you’re spending in your calendar and inbox and let your VA take over.

 

Email Marketing Virtual Assistant Services

Have you got a content strategy for your email marketing but just no time to put together a campaign, design graphics, segment your lists etc? One problem you might face as a small business owner is being consistent. If you want people to remember you and stick in their minds you need to show up. Easier said than done right.

When you delegate this to a Virtual assistant you don’t get bogged down with the tedious tasks, you just have your input, provide a brief and let them do the hard work. You’ll be surprised how much weight is lifted off your shoulders by delegating marketing tasks like this. Supportal offers general VA support but what makes us unique is we specialise in supporting creatives, coaches and small business owners with their online marketing tasks.

 

Research Event Venues

That’s right, virtual assistants can help you with the admin around organising events too. 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. 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!

 

Graphic 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 graphic design is intricate and specialised. The truth is, if you want marketing material for your business that perfectly encapsulates your offering in a simple, memorable design, you need an expert.

 

Social Media Virtual Assistant Services

Something else a virtual assistant can do for you is look after your social media. TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn 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. Here are some more to-do list items you can delegate to your virtual assistant:

  • Give your VA a brief and let them craft the captions for you
  • Social media graphics
  • Hashtag research
  • Engagement

 

Automation and Systems

Working smarter not harder is probably every entrepreneur’s ultimate dream but achieving it is usually the roadblock. Time never feels like it’s on your side and when it does you want to be kicking back and taking a minute to yourself not trying to work out how to use the latest tech to deliver your course, content or marketing.

Having automation and systems in place takes the guesswork out of everything, creates consistency and most importantly will save you time. Virtual Assistants work with tech and tools on a daily basis, they not only utilise them in their own business but for clients too. From course creation to automated email sequences and workflows, Supportal can assist. Here’s a breakdown of what some of the tasks may look like:

  • Client onboarding sequences
  • Welcome sequence for new subscribers
  • Workflows and systems using project management tools

 

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.

 

More Virtual Assistant Services

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 know about outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant. We’ll always try to help; so don’t be afraid to ask!

 

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