Too Busy to Blog Outsourcing Guide – Do This 1 Thing
Posted by in Wendy Arleen Harrison
Some people see hiring a Virtual Social Media Assistant as a daunting task. But if you are exhausted and can’t meet all your obligations then it’s time to outsource a few things to a skillful virtual assistant. Just because you can find a youtube video on how to do everything doesn’t mean you should spend your valuable time on blogging and social media marketing. Especially, if it’s not your niche. Especially, if you hate doing it and aren’t good at it.
As a qualified media content producer, I value my clients business. My reputation depends on it. Social Media managers go out of their way to help businesses increase their followers and attract visitors to their website.
I asked some of the attendees at a recent networking event “Will you be outsourcing some of your work this week?”, and here’s what they told me:
♦ No ⇒ “Everything is so unorganized. I don’t have enough time to outsource my social networking”
♦ No ⇒ “I don’t even know where to start or have time to do the research on Content Marketing Assistants”
♦ Maybe ⇒ “I am missing deadlines and my relationship with my clients is suffering”
♦ Maybe ⇒ “I need to do intense social media posting this week. I don’t know where I’ll find the time.”
♦ Yes ⇒ “Ever since I started outsourcing some things I’m enjoying being in the business a lot more”
♦ Yes ⇒ “I find using a Media Assistant gives me more time to be creative and spend time with my family”
♦ Yes ⇒ ” My Social Media Assistant monitors my posts, networks with my readers and eliminates spam.
Here’s an easy way to take that first step and begin working with a virtual assistant. Not just for blogging, but for any back-office administrative tasks.
Start by creating a Checklist Document
One line for each of the tasks or projects you’re working on. Start listing all the steps you take, as you’re doing them, throughout your working day. I use Evernote for this.
As the week goes by you’ll start enjoying the whole process. There’s no better way to improve a system than by creating a checklist around it. Just by writing it all down you’ll see some ways to eliminate wasted steps.
You’re going to see a better way of doing the same thing.
And you now have a great list to give to your new Social Media Assistant. The hardest part of hiring an assistant has been taken care of because you just created a detailed job description.
Just send this out to the assistant you’re thinking of hiring and she’ll get back to you with a quote and any requests for other details she may need.
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