The virtual assistants are the answers to the dilemmas of growing companies in first world countries nowadays. The companies of today are facing an increase of demands of their respective products paralleled with the increasing demands of the tasks needed in company’s operations. But thanks to virtual professionals that can perform tasks for the businesses that contribute to the expansion of their operations more efficiently to meet these demands.
These are the solutions and almost became a trend for business in the United States and other parts of the world, with limited or tighter budget to contract the services of virtual assistants from remote locations in the Philippines. These are the factors why these companies turn into these solutions:
– The increasing unpredictability and volatility in global business situations;
– Higher demand for outsourced services to keep the company’ costs manageable
Most of these companies ask what tasks that they can outsource and with low costs? These are the following tasks:
1. Email Management/Filtering
One of the most important methods of business communication that is fast, cheap, accessible and easily replicated is the Email. Using email can substantially benefit businesses as it provides productive ways to transmit all kinds of electronic data. Email manager can be crucial especially in business proposals, sales generation, closing sales deals, customer satisfaction, repeat orders (sales), etc.
2. Booking appointments with clients
Appointments are essential to today’s service industry, but the process of scheduling appointments usually exhaust people providing those services. The need to have a virtual staff to man booking schedules including the constant back-and-forth with customers will surely help your business. Virtual Professionals doing this are usually called Appointment Setter.
3. Visual Content Creator
If the business has a solid understanding of how each social media channel works to boost up companies’ campaign to the public and gradually build superior customer engagement and expand its brand message through these social channels, it does certainly need virtual staff who knows visual content creation. This person knows how to conceptualize, create and direct creative ideas to craft unified visual messages and stories across social media platforms, telling interesting and catchy brand story.
4. Content Management of business blogs
It is very important for establishments to have business blogs, but managing this blogs are taking much time and effort to do so. A content manager is necessary to address this task. This person devises and publishes interesting and engaging content of the company’s blog. He/she also do editing, proofreading writers’ posts, coordinate with content writers to secure consistency of brand, optimize content in accordance with the SEO standard, and use content management systems to analyze website traffic and users engagement metrics, manage content dissemination to social media platforms and other online channels to increase web traffic.
5. Set-up and manage Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
Social media today became an affordable, vital marketing strategy for different
businesses. Unfortunately, many businesses find it very difficult and overwhelming of all the tasks that go into managing multiple messages across many social media accounts and so they hire social media managers to take care of it for them. This person can offer a variety of services depending on their expertise and their clients’ needs such as social media account set up, develop marketing strategies based on client goals. It also creates and post graphics and text campaign on behalf of the client, stays updated on trends and news relevant to the client’s business, increases the number of followers, generates client’s target market, marketing analysis, and provide customer service for the client.
These tasks are strategic functions of a growing company which needs virtual assistants to reduce workload affordably. But make sure that when hiring virtual professionals, it should be efficient and reliable people that contribute to the sustainability of growth of your company and not as additional liabilities.