Offer New Services to Increase
With the new year fast
approaching, virtual assistants may worry about business slowing down and
revenue drying up. With a little ingenuity and a few extra offerings, though,
you can keep your nose to the grindstone and income rolling in.
1. Proofreading and Formatting
This time of year can
be busy for those businesses trying to get their blogs, sales emails and press
releases out there. For busy business owners, though, this means working with a
lot of content and using up time they just don’t have.
This is where virtual assistants can offer to proofread and edit blogs, format
WordPress articles and even pen a few sales letters for business owners,
company staff, guest contributors and even your current customers.
2. Managing Editorial Calendars and
Ever heard of a blog
editorial calendar? It’s a schedule for the placing of upcoming posts to be
published on a business owner’s website. You could try offering to assist with
brainstorming topic ideas and headlines that will entice the business’s target
audience and boost their websites’ search engine rankings. Then, space out
those posts in a logical way using a spreadsheet or online calendar.
3. Content Curation for Social Media
Just about anyone can
research interesting images, article links and quotes, but not everyone
demonstrates that care and attention to detail that will help provide value to
a business owner’s target audience. Virtual assistants could offer this additional service. Try
putting yourself in the shoes of someone who frequents your client’s blog and
determine which images and headlines they find most inspiring, entertaining or
4. Provide Customer Support
Busy executives tend
to receive a lot of audience queries, questions and feedback. Responding to all
the incoming correspondence can be very time consuming. You can offer customer
support to those business owners in the form of emails, formatting blog posts
and filtering queries.
5. Reach Out to Business Owners
Use social media and
direct emails to introduce yourself and find out who needs your support in
certain areas of their business. Be brief, clear and confident and you’ll be
surprised at how many responses you will receive.
register with VirtualAssistants.com and search through loads of virtual assistants
jobs right now. From customer support to editing, telemarketing and general services,
you’re sure to find lots of opportunities to increase your earnings.