Do you find it challenging to manage your social media? Does it take up a lot of your valuable time? They say you have to be “in it to win it” but you struggle with being online and finding the right content to post. Is that how you feel? I can understand that. That is why we help small businesses with this dilemma. We have good news as now you have help. In this post, I will share with you several ways in which you can utilise a virtual assistant to help manage your social media.
Research content and images
It is important to provide content that resonates with your niche. It will take time to research information that is relevant to your customers. Also, finding interesting quotations and images can be challenging. This is an excellent way in which you can use a Virtual Assistant to support your social media campaigns.
Scheduling to manage your social media
Creating a social media editorial calendar is the most productive way of staying on top of this. Without a calendar, you will struggle to find out what and when to post. Posting to social media on a random basis is not effective. A virtual assistant can help you provide a consistent way to do this. There are a variety of tools on the market which makes this super easy. A virtual assistant can prepare a calendar weeks or months in advance. This saves a lot of valuable time.
Monitoring and Engaging
Find time to check in and check the status of your social media platforms is time consuming. People expect you to like their posts, re-tweet their tweets and comment on articles. These demand time. It is also important that your posts are interesting and engaging. This shows your expertise. A virtual assistant can assist you to brainstorm ideas. This can encourage conversation on your social media platform. Your virtual assistant can also find out what is trending. He or she can then use this information to engage with your followers.
Building your Network
You need to build your network at the same time to ensure you have the right people listening to you. A virtual assistant can help you to build your social media following. They can research groups to find relevant ones for you to join. Virtual Assistants can help you to keep your profiles updated. This is key as people will review your profiles before connecting.
Return on Investment (ROI)
People wonder if social media works or is a waste of time. The only way you can answer that is by having realistic goals and measuring them. Using a virtual assistant to measure your ROI is a way to check if social media is working for you. A virtual assistant can help you to track your campaigns, set goals and provide a report for you to review. There are many tools on the market that can help with this as well.
Managing Facebook Ads
From the time to time, you would want to take advantage of Facebook Ads to raise the profile of your business. A virtual assistant can help you to set up the Ad pages and track the campaign on your behalf.
Setting up and managing competitions
Do you find competitions an interesting way to give visibility to your Brand? If so, take advantage of this to do something different on social media. Create competitions that are fun and engaging and this will encourage participation. A virtual assistant can set this up and manage it. This is a great way to build your marketing list as people will sign up to your list to take part in the competition.
Researching your competition
Do you know what your competition is doing? Using social media to follow and “listen in” on social media conversations is a great way to do this. A virtual assistant reports how your competition is using social media. They can update you on what is successful. They can also do hashtag research for your competition to support your business.
To summarise, I have shared with you several ways you can use a virtual assistant to support your business. Remember, using a Virtual Assistant should be part of your business strategy. You do not have to use a Virtual Assistant for all of them but you can try this solution with a few options.
Tell me. Is there another way you are struggling with your social media that I have not covered? What do you find challenging with your social media? While you are here, why not visit a previous article on social media here. This covers how you can support your social media across multiple platforms. You will find more additional tips to help push your business forward.
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