Business is booming. You are struggling to find the time to adequately reach your clients in the way you want. Time keeps slipping past you, leaving you with a list of things still left to do at the end of the day. Emails to answer, photos to edit, newsletters to send, blog posts to write. It's like you need an extra set of hands but, unfortunately, you can't order those off Amazon.
A virtual assistant (VA) is someone who can help you with all your administrative tasks so you can focus on the bigger picture of your business. Depending on your business and business model, a VA can help you to:
- Send emails
- Curate, create, and send newsletters
- Take and edit professional brand photos
- Contact potential clients
- Set up brand relations
- Create content and manage your social media
- Manage website content including updates, blog posts, and SEO
5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Virtual Assistant
There is so much more to running a business than just the product your clients are contacting you for. In fact, small businesses are like icebergs- the top is your gorgeous product, ready for clients. The bottom is all the underworkings that fuels your business. Here are 5 reasons how hiring a VA can help you make the tip of your iceberg shine even more:
You can focus on your clients/product- Your VA will help you take care of all those things that seem to take up most of your time. With that, you will now have more time to focus on the thing that got you started in your biz- your clients and/or your product.
You can increase productivity- With a VA, you will be more productive because you have effectively delegated responsibilities to someone else. Instead of juggling several balls at once, you have someone taking them off your hands so you can focus on just a few things.
Stress will reduce- You may think you can do it all, and maybe you can. But at what price? Every person needs time to take a break- yes, even you! Stress reduction, like having time to relax at home, workout, or just take your time on a project can make you a better all around business owner. A VA can help take things off your hands giving you more time for things that are most important- YOU!
Gives you a second eye- A good VA will not only handle your tasks in an effective and efficient way, but they will also be your second set of eyes. They may be able to catch a spelling error on a newsletter, a discrepancy in a graphic, or give an idea to how to approach a project. They may have insight into how to approach your marketing or social media. A good VA isn't just someone who handles your menial tasks- they are also your sounding board.
It's cheaper- Many small businesses can't afford a full-time in house employee to help. A VA usually works part-time for an hourly wage. They provide their own office equipment. They are also often paid as contractors, thereby not making the small business incur additional employee taxes.
At Lauren Lomsdale Creative Services, we strive to ensure that all your needs at met when it comes to your administrative tasks. We can provide services such as newsletter procurement, blog posts, website updates, social media management, and creative services like photography and basic website design.
A VA can help turn you and your business around. If you're looking to a hire VA because your business is booming (yay you!), contact Lauren at Lauren Lomsdale Creative Studios today.
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