Every year, Australian businesses are becoming more aware of virtual assistants. Google Trends shows an increasing number of people are searching for them, and working remotely with an assistant is becoming commonplace.
The uses for virtual assistants are expanding too. Businesses are understanding they can be diversely skilled. They can offer much more than basic administration skills, and can become a valuable and respected asset for a team.
As 2019 is just around the corner, let’s talk about the future of using virtual assistants. Many businesses embrace innovation and creative problem solving, and this attitude can be applied to hiring staff. How can businesses use virtual assistants, in new and helpful ways?
Declutter digital workspaces
Hire a virtual assistant to streamline the way you work. Tasks may include sorting your through your email inbox, and creating filters and folders to achieve Inbox Zero. A virtual assistant can also manage your calendar, book appointments, and find time for you to complete all the tasks in your to do-list.
Monitor brand mentions online
What are people saying about your business? Keeping track of all the places your customers talk online, can be time consuming. Signing up to Google Alerts is easy, but are you monitoring mentions of your brand on social media? A virtual assistant can routinely monitor your web presence, to ensure your business is always giving the best impression.
Complete user testing
As most businesses have a website and social media, a virtual assistant can ensure they are always performing at their best. Any virtual assistant can help you test your web design or web presence. They don’t need specialist skills.
Keeta Williams is a copywriter from Adelaide, and has used virtual assistants to test her own site. She says, “they have provided me with exceptionally good feedback, that I couldn’t have received elsewhere. They visited my website, looked around, and then reported on the features they liked or didn’t like.”
Find your business media opportunities
Hiring a specialist publicist can be expensive, but many virtual assistants have the exact skills you need to attain media coverage. Sometimes, mentions in newspapers, and on TV and radio, can be achieved by reaching out to media outlets. Another way is by responding to media requests on SourceBottle or HARO, but they should be monitored daily. Hire a virtual assistant to manage these tasks for you, to gain your business valuable exposure.
Make the year 2019, a fresh start
Hiring a virtual assistant is affordable, flexible, and convenient. Make 2019, your most productive year yet. Talk to us about the ways a virtual assistant can help tackle your to-do list.