Virtual assistants are a great way to grow your business while saving money. In fact, a recent study found that hiring virtual support can save small businesses nearly 80% in operating costs.
However, one common misconception small business owners make about virtual assistants is that they only do basic admin tasks. In reality virtual assistants do a wide range of things. It is even possible to hire a virtual assistant to do a remote photoshoot for you!
Are you looking to save money by outsourcing tasks? If so, here are four surprising things a virtual assistant can do for you.
1. Surprising Things A Virtual Assistant Can Do For You: Event Planning
If you want to host an event but you’re not sure where to start, a virtual assistant can help. This is ideal for both work and personal events, especially if you don’t have much time. All you need is a budget and a theme, and the virtual assistant can sort everything out for you!
- Hiring a venue
- Sending out invites
- Promoting the event online
- Hiring speakers or entertainment for the event
- Arranging food and drink
- Arranging transport to the venue
A virtual assistant can help to arrange both small and large scale events. All you need to do is check in sporadically to make sure everything fits in with your vision!
2. Monitor Your Competition
You can also hire a virtual assistant to keep track of your competition. This includes monitoring their website, social media and business operations. This makes it easier for you to figure out their strengths and weaknesses, which you can then use to help grow your own business. For instance, you may decide to price your products slightly lower than theirs to drive up traffic, or you may notice some ineffective social media techniques that you can consciously avoid using in the future.
3. Planning Trips Abroad
Are you planning a trip abroad in the future? If so, you may want to consider hiring a virtual assistant to plan the trip. It doesn’t matter if the trip is a personal or a business trip; either way, a virtual assistant can arrange flights, hotels, transport and activities for while you’re away. This will remove a lot of the stress from the trip, and it can even save you money. This is because the virtual assistant will have time to compare prices for both flights and hotels, which can actually save you thousands in the long run.
4. Running Your Social Media
You may think that the majority of small business owners run their own social media pages, but in reality a lot of them outsource this task to virtual assistants. This ensures that;
- Posts are frequent and regular.
- Any messages are answered quickly and professionally.
- The content is high quality and engaging.
If your small business would like help with any of these services, we’d love to help. Our team of highly trained virtual assistants can help you with a whole range of things – just shoot us a message and we can help! Click here to open a new page and find out more about our services.