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Whether you are new to social media, been online for awhile or have worked in the field for years, the industry is rapidly evolving, with new tools, platforms and enhancements emerging almost monthly.
As such the field of Social Media Management, is for the most part very interesting, but can also be overwhelming. Many persons new to the industry, may try to adapt certain tools from traditional media but quickly come to realize that Social Media is a totally different animal and needs to be treated as such.
So how can you differentiate your brand and stand out in such a fast paced and ever changing virtual environment?
Firstly, I can tell you it won't be easy! Platforms that sell you solutions to grow followers rapidly are almost always a farce and though they can lead to an increase in numbers, those numbers are not going to be genuine advocates for your brand and neither will they convert from 'Likes' to actual buying customers.
Success on Social Media can happen and does happen with good strategy, great content, a passion for people and a desire to roll with the punches and keep learning, and that's what I hope to show you a bit of in this guide.
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One thing we hear all the time, from persons who say they need a Virtual Assistant is that they don't know where to begin in assigning responsibilities and tasks to their VA. So to solve that problem, we created a very simple ans short guide to get both you and your VA going.
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I quit my job in less than 4 months after hiring my Virtual Assistant and became a full-time Entrepreneur! It has been one of my best business investments to date.
Starting and maintaining your own business is stressful and time-consuming, we all know this. Often times as Entrepreneurs we get caught up with the 'little things' and the frustration builds as we find we are too often 'majoring in the minors' and sometimes even loosing focus of the big picture.
It's easy to become absorbed in the 'small stuff' which feel like a never-ending pile of to-dos that prevent you from reaching your primary goals for your business, and as much as we know we need help, we may not be in a position to afford full-time help. That's where a Virtual Personal Assistant or a Virtual Agency like Business Chic is able to lessen the load and give you more time.
What's a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Personal Assistants, aka VAs are able to facilitate tasks for you from a far. VAs may have more than one skill, but generally they are either men or women who prefer to provide professional services online, rather than in a traditional office setting. Many VAs are professionally trained in their respective fields or have work experience in their preferred area of practice.
What kind of tasks can I give a VA?
VA tasks can vary from data entry, general administration like checking emails, accounting to more complex tasks that you may have found yourself absorbed in doing or researching like; figuring out how to optimize your website for search engines, social media management, proposal writing to even flyer design and web maintenance.
Here are a few tasks you can give to Virtual Staff, to help you take off a few hats and focus on what you do best!
Benefits of hiring a VA:
COST! Since VAs typically charge by the hour, work around their personal schedule and do so remotely - rates for VAs are quite affordable, plus there are no additional costs to your overheads. No need to worry about getting a bigger office space, an additional computer or even office supplies. VAs are also Independent Contractors, so there is no worry about having to pay a monthly salary with the required taxes.
Is there a benefit with going through a Virtual Agency?
Yup! Virtual Agencies like Business Chic have a qualified pool of persons who work with them virtually. This enables you, the client, to have multiple tasks managed by one or several specialized and qualified VA to fulfill your needs at no additional cost, while the 'agency' manages each VA towards your project's completion.
So what are you waiting for? Sure you can keep doing it all, but when will you be able to achieve that illusive work-life balance if you are always working on the 'small stuff'? The time you spend working should be focused on profit-building activities and leading your business forward with the passion and drive you know you have, but weren't previously able to give fully.
Talk to us about hiring your VA or let us build a customized solution to meet your needs.
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