Are you a small business and looking for a virtual marketing assistant?
Or you are running a marketing agency that helps other businesses with social media marketing, email marketing, SEO, content marketing and other digital marketing services and you are struggling to handle everything by yourself and hiring an in-house assistant would cost you big time that you can even think of spending so you are looking for a virtual assistant for your marketing needs. Well, you are in the right place!
In this article, we will talk about everything you need to know about Virtual Marketing Assistant – what they do, how to hire, what tasks you can outsource to them, how much they cost, how to manage, and more.
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When you are looking for marketing help and you are not sure what you need a good way to find out is to talk to a Virtual Marketing Assistant (VMA). They are skilled in marketing and can help you decide what you need.
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What is a virtual marketing assistant?
A marketing virtual assistant aka VMA is a virtual assistant with working marketing knowledge and expertise who helps businesses or companies do marketing efficiently from a remote place.
A VMA typically works to help with social media management, SEO, data collection, lead generation, internet research and analysis for market research and many more marketing-related tasks.
Why do you need a marketing virtual assistant?
You might consider hiring a marketing virtual assistant if your business schedule is getting out of hand. Running a business is not easy, especially if you are a one-person company (OPC).
Sometimes, while handling all the other aspects of the business, you find you don’t have time to concentrate on a very important aspect of a business – its marketing.
A marketing virtual assistant (MVA) could take care of all your business marketing needs.
What services do a virtual marketing assistant offer?
A virtual marketing assistant can help you with a variety of things, all related to defining your goals, your direction and your timeline. A marketing assistant supports small businesses, entrepreneurs and beginners with all their social media marketing, email marketing, B2B lead generation, market research, data entry, SEO, and other marketing-related tasks.
Some other tasks that our marketing virtual assistants can do are:
- Email marketing
- Social media
- Blog writing
- Proofreading and Editing
- Website Design
- Google Analytics
- Website Content Creation
- Lead generation
- Website management
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Graphic Design
- Email marketing
- Advertising strategy for AdWords
- CRM/Contact Database Management
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1. Social Media Marketing Assistant
Social Media Management is the process of gaining attention and web traffic through social media sites. Leverage social media marketing to provide value that attracts, engages and converts your prospects into customers by hiring a marketing virtual assistant.
2. Email Marketing Virtual Assistant
Today email marketing is one of the primary ways that businesses stay in touch with customers and partners. However, managing your own email marketing can be cumbersome and time-consuming. That’s where virtualousPRO’s marketing virtual assistants come in.
3. Web Development Services
We design and develop affordable websites specifically for new and small businesses on a tiny budget looking for a professionally built, functional, SEO friendly website.
4. SEO Assistant
While companies continue to discuss the possibility of organic and inorganic search, Virtual SEO Assistance has begun to expand its wings into all web operations. Our SEO assistants are ready to help all the Professional SEO and Web Design companies with all the essential SEO duties.
5. Customer Support Services
We offer web-based Customer Service (Non-Voice) to support customers with information they seek as well as resolve issues raised by customers. Our team is well versed in online modes of communication such as chat systems, email, forums, and online ticketing systems to offer interactive assistance to your customers.
6. B2B Lead Generation Virtual Assistant
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5 tips to work with a marketing assistant
When you are a business that has a lot of services to do and you need to get your business moving it can be difficult, especially when you have to wear every hat that the business needs. For most small business owners this means that marketing goes down to the bottom of the pile as something that will eventually get done.
A marketing virtual assistant can be particularly important when you have several projects to do at once. Here are some ways to work effectively with your marketing assistant:
1. Define what you want to outsource
Define the Task When you first start working with your marketing virtual assistant be very clear about what it is you want them to do. They do not mind readers and in order to get what you want, you have to spell it out. Before you talk with your VMA make a list of all the things that you want to be done and that you are already doing. Be clear with yourself about which ones you want to delegate to someone else.
2. Define your way of working
As a small business owner, you have a certain way of working that is only known to you. This information must be communicated to your VMA so that they can work with you instead of against you. The more they know the more the two of you will be able to work around your quirks.
3. Write what you want done in an email
Don’t expect that your VMA will know how to do something in the way you want it done. Write down in detail what it is that you expect to be done and when. Always give them a deadline so the two of you are on the same page.
4. Design a process for communication and working together
From the very beginning make sure that the two of you talk about working together and how that will look. Talk about the work flow and the way(s) in which you will communicate.
5. Know their marketing skills
Let go of the work Once you give your marketing virtual assistant an assignment you should be confident that they have the skills and expertise to do it. Ask your marketing assistant for a regular update from them to resolve any control issues you have and then let them do their job.
How much does hiring a marketing assistant cost?
Now you are convinced that you seriously need to consider hiring a marketing virtual assistant, A major concern for most business owners looking to outsource their activities is:
“How much is a virtual marketing assistant going to cost me?”
While several factors determine marketing assistant costs, it’s easy to find a VMA that fits your budget.
There’s no standard rate for a part-time or a full-time virtual marketing assistant – they can charge anywhere between $2 to over $80 per hour!
However, If you’re looking to hire a marketing assistant from the US, you’ll have to pay them around $25-55+ per hour. But in India, you can have the same service for just $8/hr.
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