These good people are called virtual assistants and are equipped with various skills and a lot of willpower to help business owners sort out the mess of mundane tasks. Virtual Assistants can help business owners with a wide range of tasks that will make their life more comfortable and give them back the much needed time that they crave to focus on the tasks that matter.
A business owner can lose track of developing the business itself while struggling with tons of emails, phone calls, and meetings. In those particular moments, most business owners feel like simply giving up and finding something better.
Following up with prospects
A Virtual Assistant will follow up with prospects on your behalf. They can send emails and messages on your behalf, or follow a ‘follow up email sequence’ that you have previously created. This will help your business grow by acquiring new clients and customers, without you having to do anything.
It would help if you had contact on average about seven times before a candidate will become a customer. So following up with prospects is an essential part of any business, but a piece that can too often slip through the cracks when it comes to prioritizing tasks. If you aren’t following up with prospects, you’re leaving money on the table!
Sending and following up with invoices
Without money, your business won’t survive, no matter how amazing it is. Sending invoices and following up on them is vital. If invoices aren’t shipped or paid, you won’t have an income. As crucial as it is, this is also one of those tasks that so often gets overlooked. It’s scary! Having the right Virtual Assistant on your team will ensure this never happens. Your Virtual Assistant can send invoices on time and follow up with them when they haven’t been paid.
Social Media Managing
A VA can update your status on social networks, post promotions, update the audience with the latest news, topics, or trends, and answer any questions your followers may have, business or non-business related. Social media demands regular posts, updates, content and product placement, promotion, and different sorts of activities, so the audience can be informed about your brand’s events. However, as daunting as it may sound, a virtual assistant can manage it without too many difficulties.
Maintaining a strong presence on social media is one of the most demanding tasks there are, and many business owners, no matter how hard they try, simply don’t have enough time to fully commit to this task. At least, not if they want to focus their time on other important business matters as well.