There are so many things you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager, but one task that many don’t think about is social networking. Almost all business owners are using at least Facebook and Twitter to promote and grow. If you’re doing it correctly, it can be a very time-consuming task.
This takes away from the important things in your business that will help you grow and increase your income. While social networking is a valuable asset to your business, it indirectly increases your income. When you outsource the tasks that indirectly increase your income, you have more time to dedicate to those tasks that directly increase your income.
Now that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use social networking to grow your business. You most certainly should do it, but what you should do is leave this task up to your Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager. If you’re worried about the process, you can still be involved, but allowing her to handle the majority of the task will still save you time in the end.
Here are a few suggestions for you to consider. Think about how much involvement you want for yourself and then you’ll be able to decide which one is right for you.
1. One way to outsource your social networking tasks to your VA or OBM is to strictly have her schedule
the posts that you write and send to her. This will save you time and you’ll still be involved. When you use a tool like Hootsuite or TweetDeck for scheduling posts, you’ll be able to see them scheduled as well.
2. Another way to have your VA or OBM handle your social networking tasks is to have her write them for you. Then you use them when you go to these sites to make your posts. Copying and pasting is a lot easier and quicker than hand typing posts as you think of them.
3. The last option for you to consider is the one that will require the least amount of work from you. When you give your VA or OBM topics to cover, she can literally write and post everything for you. You won’t have to do anything at all.
Social networking is a very important part of any business marketing plan. It’s the best and easiest way to share what you offer and build trust with your target market. While this task is huge, it doesn’t have to stress you out and take away from other tasks in your business. Hire a Virtual Assistant or Online Business Manager to help you perform this task with ease.