Social media is a very popular way for businesses to market themselves on the internet. What was once seen as ‘just for teenagers’ has been booming and is still growing as a viable and powerful medium for companies to increase their reach on the internet.
Virtual Assistants who previously ‘just’ provided services in typing, planning events, internet research etc, are branching into offering social media services to an ever-expanding international client base.
The great thing about this kind of work is that it’s invariably ongoing. Social media marketing only works if you do it on a regular basis! It’s also fairly time-consuming as well.
You need to create a profile, join relevant groups, post frequent updates, build and nurture relationships with people.
However, the rewards are great, with many companies and solo business owners acquiring new clients through these channels that they would otherwise not have met. In fact, there are lots of businesses who are finding that ALL their clients are coming to them through social media alone.
Savvy businesses don’t want to be left behind in the social media revolution. However, they’re hard pushed to find time to keep up with it all. If you’ve ever used Twitter or Facebook in any great depth, you know that it can chew up countless hours if you’re not careful.
This is where you come in, offering to help businesses stay on top of their social media presence. Just think of the possibilities out there. You could help clients in the following ways:
- set up profiles and keep them up to date
- write and update blogs
- post regular updates on Twitter
- find relevant groups to join
- create events on Facebook
- network with new and existing contacts on LinkedIn
You might be wondering how you can get clients in this niche. Before you can get clients, you have to jump in and learn about social media marketing yourself.
In my step-by-step system called “The 5 Key Steps To Your Virtual Assistant Business”, I teach you how to find clients using social media and lots of other ways. You’ll also be able to use your new social media skills so you can offer them as a service. The System also includes templates for your business plan, marketing plan and start-up checklist. Find out more here