How to Hire a Social Media Virtual Assistant

Do you spend countless hours on social media for your business? If so, you’re not alone. The truth is that your customers are spending an ever-increasing amount of time on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

As a result, many business owners have responded by dedicating a disproportionate amount of time doing basic social media tasks which can easily be outsourced. These tasks include creating and scheduling posts, interacting with followers, generating likes and researching content ideas.

To make matters worse, many business owners who have gone head first into social media don’t even have a real strategy. As a result, social media management can become a time trap which takes away your time and energy from other more profitable business initiatives.

Fortunately, it’s easy and inexpensive to outsource your social media strategy to a virtual assistant (VA). A social media virtual email assistant can handle everything including creating and scheduling posts, generating followers, researching content ideas, interacting with your followers, creating and updating your social media profiles, making a monthly newsletter, monitoring engagement and designing media and editing videos.

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What Is a Social Media Virtual Assistant?

A social media virtual assistant is a remote based assistant who takes care of the day-to-day responsibilities of managing social media accounts for your business. A typical social media virtual assistant can help you delegate a wide range of time-consuming yet important weekly tasks that any business needs to handle on social media.

These tasks include writing and scheduling posts, engaging with followers, acquiring new likes and followers, creating images and video content for posts, updating your social media profiles, analyzing stats and performance and coming up with ideas for new content and posts.

Do you spend countless hours on social media for your business? If so, you’re not alone. The truth is that your customers are spending an ever-increasing amount of time on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

Pro Tip: There is no limit to the types of social media related tasks you can delegate to a good virtual assistant. A social media VA can help you with more than simply scheduling posts you’ve already written. In most cases, a virtual assistant will be able to create new post content in your company’s style once you’ve trained them.

Typical Social Media Virtual Assistant Responsibilities

An experienced social media virtual assistant can have a game-changing effect on your personal productivity and the success of your company’s social media strategy. By freeing you up from the daily grind of personally handling social media, a virtual assistant can allow you to spend more time thinking about overall social media and business strategy. Here are some tasks which a social media virtual assistant can help you with:

Do you spend countless hours on social media for your business? If so, you’re not alone. The truth is that your customers are spending an ever-increasing amount of time on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

Create and Schedule Posts – Consider how much time you spend each week creating and scheduling posts on social media. Wouldn’t that time be better spent thinking about strategy, scaling your business, engaging with important clients or coming up with the next game changing idea for your company? A social media virtual assistant can save you time by handling all of the daily responsibilities of creating and scheduling posts based on a schedule you set.

Generate More Followers – A social media virtual assistant can help you grow your followers and subscriber base in a sustainable, long-term way. Instead of wasting money buying click-farm Facebook likes online, your company can acquire real followers who are the most likely to engage with your brand and make you money.

Research Content Ideas – How much time do you spend researching content ideas for social media? While content research is one of the most important things for any business, it can also take the most time and distract you from other responsibilities such as sales and overall strategy. A social media virtual assistant can take long-term responsibility for helping your company come up with endless ideas for social media content.

Interact with Your Followers – A social media virtual assistant can help you maintain and grow your presence on all social media platforms by interacting with your followers and driving engagement with current and prospective customers.

Update Your Social Media Profiles – Consider how time consuming it is to set-up social media profiles and keep them updated on a consistent basis. Fortunately, you can outsource the initial creation and regular updating of all of your social media profiles to a virtual assistant.

Create a Monthly Newsletter – Building a subscriber base and creating regular newsletter content are two tasks which can be easily outsourced to a social media virtual assistant. Once you’ve given your VA the outline of how your newsletters work, he or she can create them for you as often as your business requires.

Design Media and Edit Videos – An experienced social media virtual assistant can also help you design social media posts and edit videos. Most virtual assistants have basic to intermediate experience with design as well as media and video editing.

Monitor Engagement – A social media virtual assistant can also help you keep track of your social media engagement and performance statistics. By helping you assemble performance data and analytics, a VA will allow you to spend more on devising strategy instead of the grunt work of assembling data.

Pro Tip: The best part about having a social media virtual assistant is waking up knowing that someone else will be handling all of your social media responsibilities. It gets even better when you’re finally on vacation, when you can truly relax knowing that social media for your business is on autopilot. After all, what’s the point of vacation or life in general if you can never get away from your tablet or phone?

Social Media Virtual Assistant Pricing

Social media virtual assistant pricing varies dramatically depending on where your assistant is based and their experience levels. US based, college educated VAs (virtual assistants) can easily cost $30 per hour or more. While it’s nice to have someone with a native English accent, it’s definitely overkill if you have to pay that much just for a native accent.

Alternatively, you can hire a fluent, English speaking social media virtual assistant based in the Philippines through Jobstob for a fraction of the price. On average, you can save 70% to 80% on employment expenses if you outsource with Jobstob. For example, a real estate virtual assistant that costs $20 a hour in the states would only cost you $6 a hour in the Philippines through Jobstob, which equates to 70% off US prices.

Pro Tip: The easiest way to train your social media virtual assistant is to use screen-recording software to film every step of your approach to social media. It’s a good idea to break routines into smaller tasks with a video for each part. Start with one task, and ask your VA to watch the video and replicate what you did in the video. Thereafter, you can add additional steps for your virtual assistant to learn until he or she knows the whole process cold.

Hire a Social Media Virtual Assistant

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