Due to technology advances and the economy, today’s online and offline businesses around the world are turning towards Social Media Virtual Assistants, rather than in-house assistants. Hiring a virtual assistant provides many benefits to the employer and the assistant. Not only can it be financially pleasing, it also allows for the employer to have more time to do other things. Outlined below are several ways a virtual assistant can make life easier for you and your business.

o Creating and maintaining your social network presence: It is very popular these days to have an online presence on the various outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. If you are weary about dabbling into these ventures, or you just don't have time to keep up with it, you can pass it on to your virtual assistant. They can create, maintain, and update all your information to these sites so that you can save your time for other business obligations and doing the things you love.

o Co-creating, developing and updating a blog for your business: You may or may not have a blog for you business, either way, a virtual assistant can create, update, post information, and link all your social media accounts to your blog. It is very important to keep it up to date and fresh, which ultimately drives traffic to your blog and web site. They may also schedule posts for you, install different plugins, and take your older posts and submit them to article directories, free classified ad sites, or other sites that are related to your business.

o Virtual Assistants can provide you with proofreading and editing skills which can help your posts, emails, or newsletters to your clients and customers appear more professional and formatted properly. This can be for your blog, website, emails, articles or anything!

o VA's may also help you with many different administrative duties such as composing and sending monthly newsletters, keeping up with your emails and replies, helping to manage the client database, organizing files, researching the current trends for online businesses or trends that your company should be involved in.

o They may also, if you have videos of yourself with your products or videos about your business, a VA will be helpful in distributing these as well as having them uploaded to your website and/or blog.

These are just some areas that social media virtual assistants can help, maintain and improve. Virtual assistants can be a blessing. They can take a load off your shoulders and provide you with skills necessary to maintain a proper online presence. A lot of time and effort has to go in to keeping your internet presence current and up with the latest technology and trends. By using a VA you can focus your time on other areas of your business and get back to doing what you truly love to do.

Author's Bio: 

Dawn Pigoni of Be Social Worldwide is a certified social marketing specialist and a social media virtual assistant. Dawn offers superb social networking, social marketing and social bookmarking to WAHMs, Small Business Owners, Internet Marketers, Affiliate Marketers, and Coaches who desire to bring stunning Internet presence through social networking to their businesses. Get Dawn’s free report, Social Networking Report (link to http://besocialworldwide.com) today and find out how she can assist you with being Social Worldwide!

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