When you first started your business you probably felt a sense of accomplishment and excitement. You had finally realized your dream of owning your own business! Everything probably ran smoothly for a while. You were the CEO, bookkeeper, administrative assistant, etc. Even though you wore many hats, you didn’t mind because you enjoyed running your business. Fast forward a couple of years, your business has grown by leaps and bounds, you’ve hired a bookkeeper to alleviate some of your administrative tasks; however, you’re still feeling as if you’re bogged down. You’d like to grow your business and maybe add some informational products to create passive income and really boost your profits, but you just don’t have the time. You’re in a place of overwhelm and uncertainty. You finally realize that you can’t do it all on your own and you need someone to handle your marketing and someone who can help you begin producing your informational products. You decide to hire a Virtual Assistant. However, you’re not sure just how to use your new VA to make sure that you reach your goals. Below are some ways that a VA can help you achieve success and most importantly more money.
Working with a VA allows you to become a true entrepreneur
Choosing to work with a VA will most definitely free up your time to focus on the revenue generating aspect of your business, but you will also find that you have more free time to dream big and be more creative. Some examples:
- Produce that product that you’ve had on the back burner
- Write the book that you know will sell like hotcakes
- Write more articles that will present you as the expert that you are and drive more business your way
- Conduct more paid teleclasses and increase your earnings
- And more, let your creative juices flow and watch the money roll in
A Virtual Assistant can handle your marketing to ensure that your profits soar
Marketing is a big part of all businesses. In order to keep your pipeline full, you need to continue to market your business even when you have a full client base. However, it can be challenging to find the time to continue with your marketing efforts when you’re busy working with clients. This is yet another task that you can delegate to your VA. Some examples of marketing items that you can delegate are your newsletter, blog, article marketing, teleseminar set-up/marketing, and assist with your social media marketing, just to name a few.
Here’s how she can assist you with your newsletter:
- Proof your articles
- Find articles for you if you don’t write your own
- Set-up the newsletter in Constant Contact, 1ShoppingCart or another newsletter program
- Distribute the newsletter
- Add a share bar to each so that subscribers can share the content through their social networks
Your VA can also assist you with your blog:
- Proof your articles
- Upload all relevant content
- Add your blog to blog directories, such as Technorati and Alltop
- Add relevant plugins that will allow you and others to share your posts through the social networking sites, etc.
If you write your own articles, your VA can help you gain more exposure by submitting them to the article websites for you.
Teleclasses are a great way to showcase your expertise. If you conduct teleclasses your VA can help you with these as well by doing the following:
- She can set-up the bridgeline and distribute the call details to your participants.
- If you have handouts that need to be designed and distributed she can do this for you as well.
- She can set-up the class as a product in your shopping cart if there is a fee associated with it.
- She can also assist with the marketing by listing it on Seminar Announcer, adding it as an event on LinkedIn, add it as an event on Facebook, and send a tweet on Twitter
You’ll find that all you need to do is show up and teach your class, and how awesome is that!
Products are a great passive income. If you also sell products from your website your VA can help you with this as well.
- She can manage the products on your shopping cart.
- Create autorespondors
- Respond to customer inquires about the products
- You can also send her your products and have her ship them once orders are placed or have her work with research fulfillment companies for you.
She can also assist with your social media marketing. Your VA can:
- Schedule your posts using Hootsuite
- Search for relevant groups for you to join
- Post your events
- Manage your friend requests, connections and followers
- Make updates to your fan page
- And more
These are just a few of the things that a VA can help you with. You’ll find that she can become your right hand and the two of you can build a very productive and fun relationship. Not only will you have more free time, but you’ll also have someone with whom you can share ideas and get valuable feedback, and your VA can offer ideas that she feels will benefit your business and bottom line. Having a VA can also help you maintain a more balanced life. So, what are you waiting for? Begin working with a VA and take your business to the next level.