What Can a WordPress Virtual Assistant Do?

A WordPress virtual assistant helps you upload new blog posts and pages and maintain your existing content. A WordPress virtual assistant will be familiar with how to use the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) as well as visual page builders such as WPBakery, Visual Composer, Gutenberg or Elementor.

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What Tasks Can a WordPress Virtual Assistant Do?

A WordPress virtual assistant can help you with pretty much any task that you can do within the WordPress CMS, as long as you’re willing to clearly demonstrate and patiently explain what you want done.

Uploading Blog Posts – A virtual assistant (VA) can help you upload and format your blog posts on a daily basis if you create content consistently. Your VA can learn to format your blog post in line with your blog’s current style, which means consistent font, spacing, size and placement.

A WordPress virtual assistant helps you upload new blog posts and pages and maintain your existing content. A WordPress virtual assistant will be familiar with how to use the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) as well as visual page builders such as WPBakery, Visual Composer, Gutenberg or Elementor.

You’ll simply need to produce the content and hand it over to your VA, and he or she will take care of the rest. This one task can save you 30 minutes or more on a daily basis, per article upload.

Creating Property Pages – A WordPress VA can help you create individual property pages for your real estate website, especially if you’re using a real estate focused WordPress theme like WP Residence. Individual property pages can be helpful for SEO, even if you are already getting property pages created automatically through an IDX or VOW data feed.

Creating Team Profiles – A WordPress virtual assistant can create individual agent or team member profile pages for your company, and add new pages as you bring on new people. This can be quite easy with many themes that specifically have agent or team member pages integrated into the CMS.

Revamping Old Content – A WordPress VA can help you reformat legacy content into your blog’s current style. For example, you might have some embarrassingly ugly articles from years ago that you wish to modernize into the crisp, clean style you currently have. Your WordPress VA can go through your entire blog and reformat all legacy articles and save you a bundle of time while he or she is at it.

Link Building – A WordPress virtual assistant can help with both internal and external link building. He or she can help add internal backlinks to new and existing articles in your blog, and also reach out to webmasters of blogs with related content who may be interested in linking to your article or blog.

Blog Management – One of the most important WordPress virtual assistant services that a VA can do is to manage a master spreadsheet containing a row for each page of content on your blog. This row should have columns for various tasks that should be done, such as adding a dedicated video or infographic to the page, or whether the page has been re-formatted a certain way. This way, your VA can help you control the chaos and give you a snapshot of what still needs to be done on your blog.

Pro Tip: A WordPress VA doesn’t need to be pigeon-holed into one specific role. A virtual assistant capable of handling WordPress can do a variety of other tasks for you. For example, do you run a YouTube channel for your business or perhaps even as your primary business? Then have your VA watch our tutorial videos and learn useful tasks such as how to merge video clips on YouTube or how to add captions to video for free.

What Can’t a WordPress Virtual Assistant Do?

A WordPress virtual assistant may be a WordPress expert but he or she will generally not be a WordPress developer which is a specialized role. As a result, your WordPress VA may be very familiar with creating WordPress blog posts using drag and drop visual page builders, but he or she is ultimately not a coder.

A WordPress virtual assistant helps you upload new blog posts and pages and maintain your existing content. A WordPress virtual assistant will be familiar with how to use the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) as well as visual page builders such as WPBakery, Visual Composer, Gutenberg or Elementor.

A WordPress virtual assistant may be a WordPress expert but he or she will generally not be a WordPress developer which is a specialized role. As a result, your WordPress VA may be very familiar with creating WordPress blog posts using drag and drop visual page builders, but he or she is ultimately not a coder.

That means your WordPress virtual assistant is not going to be able to engage in custom WordPress theme development for you, or write custom code for you. In fact, your WordPress VA generally will not be able to assist you on the back-end either, meaning he or she will not be able to help you with hosting or DNS issues.

Pro Tip: If you are completely new to WordPress, we recommend watching our tutorial videos to learn tasks like how to create a WordPress blog post. Learn as much as you can, and if you still think it’s too much of a hurdle, then please contact us and we’ll outsource a highly skilled WordPress developer for you.

How Much Does a WordPress Virtual Assistant Cost?

A WordPress virtual assistant based in the US can easily cost anywhere from $30 to $75 per hour, which is higher than the rate for a generalist virtual assistant due to the specialized skills and experience required.

However, you can outsource this role to the Philippines, India or even Eastern Europe through a reputable business process outsourcing firm like Jobstob and save 70% or more off domestic sticker prices.

Prices will vary depending on the candidate’s level of experience and familiarity with WordPress. For example, a WordPress expert from the Philippines may cost anywhere from $6 to $20 a hour depending on their level of proficiency.

Pro Tip: We recommend looking for a virtual assistant with basic familiarity of WordPress whom you can train from the ground up. This will enable you to pay closer to the bottom of the range, and grow your talent in-house. Recommended only if you are very familiar with WordPress yourself.

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