Some entrepreneurs and startup businesses end up sabotaging their chances of success to juggle too many management and professional tasks. Making your enterprise prosper is not going to be easy, or even possible, when you are hell-bent on having every task that comes up handled internally.
Luckily, you don’t have to; thanks to virtual assistants. Below are some web tasks to outsource to a virtual assistant so that you have more time to invest in the growth of your business.
Task #1 : Webmaster/Website Maintenance
Website maintenance is a requires regular monitoring and modifications, not to mention that being a webmaster requires a bit of technical expertise. With a qualified virtual assistant, you do not have to worry about making time out of your busy schedule to manage and maintain your website.
Task #2 : SEO/Web Marketing
Hiring a virtual assistant helps you stay ahead of the crowd when it comes to provision of content optimized for search engines. SEO and web marketing has become more complex; requiring analysis, keyword research on, and creation links among other things. This is why SEO is better left to a virtual assistant who can give it undivided attention.
Task #3 : Social Marketing/Social Media Management
Social media is active 24/7, and having to juggle between different social media platforms can prove too much for one person. If you rely heavily on social media to market your products, you definitely require a virtual assistant to manage your profiles by answering questions, posting comments and updates, and keeping discussions about your business alive.
Task #4 : Graphic/Web Design
Unless you are a wizard in graphic or web design, you should not even risk doing them yourself. Numerous outsourcing experts can do amazing work for you in designing graphics and websites. In any case, a simple task such as creating a logo requires serious time input as you will have to mull over every slight detail: font, color, size, and so forth.
Task #5 : Web and App Development
If you are not always up-to-date on the latest changes in web and app development, its best to stay away from DIY app or web development. Too many coding experts out there are willing to offer these services at very low prices, and you should exploit this opportunity. Toiling for hours trying to come up with an app will waste you valuable time and probably give you a lot of stress.
Task #6 : Content Writing
Many websites today are content-based. You can decide to take on the role of the content creator yourself, but this is a full-time job. This is why you should outsource your content writing services. You can get high quality content at relatively shorter time frames and time you will save will definitely be worth the money you will spend.
Task #7 : Email Marketing & Schedule Management Tasks
Marketing your services or products using emails can be quite mind boggling, especially when you have to do it regularly. Freeing up this time by hiring a virtual assistant who can answer to emails, among other tasks can ensure that you have more time on your hands and less things to worry about as you concentrate on growing your business.
Additionally, a virtual assistant can also schedule appointments and plan events on your behalf. The presence of various scheduling tools has made outsourcing scheduling of management tasks relatively easier and reliable.
Task #8 : Online Research
The web has become an ocean of information. Sometimes mining specific data can be a tedious time-consuming task. If you project requires to get the contact details of thousands of companies, you should definitely not have to spend several hours or days searching the web. There are people willing to do that for you, and for less money than you think.
Task #9 : Audio/Video Editing
If you are serious about your business, you cannot afford to spend hours seated on your computer just combing through hours of audio and visual media. Audio/video editing is a relatively simple task for someone who knows his or her way around any decent audio/video editing software.
Task #10 : Administrative Tasks
Thanks to virtual assistants, you do not have to perform simple office tasks such as checking voicemail, moderating forums, writing reports, and tracking deadlines. Even when you are away from the office, you do not have to worry about having to play catch-up the next time you are at the office.
There are many benefits to hiring a virtual assistant. Firstly, you do not have to deal with the issues that a typical employee requires: taxes, health benefits, insurance and so forth. However, the pros of using a virtual assistant extend beyond the need for office space and statutory employee filings; a virtual assistant will also save you valuable time, reduce cost, and provide you with expert skills for professional tasks.