Do you have the right team in place to support your business and meet its needs for the coming new year? When considering your goals for the upcoming year, they probably involve the growth of your business; taking on new clients, expanding your services or product line, tackling more and larger projects, etc. No small business owner wants to get stuck in a rut or have their business stagnate. However, growth means more work, and more work means you’ll probably need to hire at least one or two part-time team members in order to accomplish everything on time.
A lot of small business owners view hiring an additional person to work on their business as a scary prospect. They worry about paying a salary, whether their need for support will remain consistent enough to warrant the commitment of a new employee, and how letting someone else take on their work will affect the way their business functions. There’s an easy solution to these concerns—hire a virtual team and delegate some of the work so you can focus on building your business!
A virtual assistant working for a firm can fill many of the duties you need to pass along, beginning immediately after you hire them. Virtual teams are also far more flexible than traditional part-time employees, so you can pay for just the hours and services you need, and those hours and services can be changed from month to month as you find what works best for your business. Examples of services you can hire a virtual assistant or virtual team to handle for you include:
1. Marketing Services
The world of online marketing is a vast and complicated one, and can suck up a lot more time than you have to devote to it. Many virtual assistants are well versed in doing social media, email marketing, running successful Facebook ads, and creating landing pages for your website.
2. Copywriting Services
Most business owners aren’t also masterful writers; their skill sets lie elsewhere, and that’s where they should be focusing their effort. However, that makes the copywriting services of a virtual assistant all the more necessary. Whether your blog needs regular content posted, your website could use a refresh, you have press releases to make, or you need someone to take over writing ezines and newsletters, a virtual team can handle all your writing needs.
3. Technical Services
As a small business owner, you’re probably too busy to devote days to website development or integrating your online presence across multiple platforms. A virtual team can be far more effective and stretch your dollar further whether you’re looking to get a new website launched in 2017, or open an online store or ecommerce checkout service.
4. Design Services
Just as writing may not be your thing, as a small business owner, you probably don’t have the hundreds of hours available which are necessary to become proficient in digital design work. Hiring a virtual assistant who specializes in design to handle your visual presence on the web can make your company look more professional, with fresh graphic design, a beautiful new website layout, or new branding or logos on products and business cards.
5. Administrative Services
Most small business owners would cite admin work as the #1 time-eater in their work life, and yet it is the simplest thing to outsource to a virtual assistant. Stop things falling through the cracks with effective project management and conscientious client care. Good virtual admin work can help your business build and maintain a great brand reputation in the new year!
What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to put together a virtual team to handle all the tasks you don’t have time for as your business grows. Make this coming year your most successful year yet by doing the necessary preparation now. You can start today by scheduling a free consultation with me to figure out how best to meet your business’ needs. I wish you prosperity and success in the new year!