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5 reasons why your business needs a virtual assistant

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If you’re looking to grow your online business, but you’re already stretched to capacity, you may want to turn to a virtual assistant for help. Thanks to the advancement of technology and the internet, it doesn’t matter if your virtual assistant is located near or far, you can connect online and grow your business together. Here are five reasons why your business needs a virtual assistant.

1 You just don’t have time

Just as it sounds, a virtual assistant (VA) can help you with a variety of tasks remotely. Most VA’s are proficient in social media, copywriting and search engine optimisation, and can manage the many repetitive tasks that are required to keep a business running effectively online. If you just don’t have time to schedule pins to Pinterest, edit blog posts or constantly reply to comments, you need to get a VA to help you.

2 You don’t have the expertise

Whether you’re running a blog, an ecommerce store or a website, it’s likely that you’re not an expert in every area of online marketing. Keeping up with best practices across every social media platform alone can be a full time job. If you find your business slipping behind the competition, it might be time to bring on a virtual assistant. They could help revitalise your social media channels, help with your SEO strategy, or produce engaging content for your brand.

3 Your social media accounts aren’t growing

Social media can be a powerful tool for small businesses, but if you’re finding that your social media accounts aren’t growing or providing any value, it might be time to hand this off to your VA. With multiple platforms to manage, each with different requirements and content needs, managing social media can be a full time job – and one that not many business owners have time for. Not only can a VA help manage your accounts, but their knowledge could help to significantly grow your social media following.

4 Your website traffic is stagnant

Many online businesses rely on a steady flow of traffic. If you’re noticing that your website traffic is stagnant or even declining, it could be time to bring on a virtual assistant. They could help you update old posts and pages of content, write meta descriptions, fix alt tags and help with promotion. Your website traffic could also be suffering if you simply don’t have time to create new pieces of content. A VA can help you create and publish more blog posts or content, that you can then promote using email marketing and social media.

5 You need to increase online sales

Are you selling a product online? If you need to generate more sales, you should turn to a VA for help. They could update your site, manage your social media and optimise your pages in order to boost your website traffic. Selling to customers also means you need to provide excellent customer service. A VA could help answer customers queries, reply to comments and messages and make sure that every visitor to your site finds what they are looking for.

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