Top 5 Must-Dos While Outsourcing Your Web Management Work

All it takes to get the best out of your web management outsourcing is to understand and follow these 5 simple must-dos. So let’s get started:

Check vendor’s relevance

This check is of great importance while outsourcing your web management work, as it makes a striking difference to the success rate of the whole process. Do not fall for vendors with fancy and irrelevant expertise, what we need is vendor with extreme expertise in handling similar web management work, with high customer satisfaction rates. The simple and best thing to do is to ask for the vendor’s client list and then check for their feedback and evaluate them based on your own parameters. Get this one thing right and most other things will be taken care of.

Assess the flexibility index

Online world is ever changing and exciting, and you cannot afford to be static all the time. There are also other marketing dynamics that prompt you to make random changes to pin your prospects. All this calls for random changes with annoying frequency and the last thing that you can afford is a vendor who keeps a grim face when you demand for these changes. So see to it that you have a good vendor who takes every request as an opportunity to prove their worthiness and expertise.

Unite marketing and designing

This is another vital thing to consider. You absolutely do not want two different people taking care of your web management and web marketing. There are two benefits to this: one: they use their SEO skills to enhance the visibility of your company and two, the whole process of developing the web design and the web content is made keeping SEO in mind, which makes the whole fabric of your web presence marketing friendly.

A recent Forrester report mentioned that 85% of enterprise marketers plan on employing organic SEO strategies in the coming year.

Ensure technology readiness

Online media is ever changing. New software, new tools, new modules, and the list goes on. Innovation is common and redundancy is seldom, so your vendor should be always receptive to the latest and then extend the same to you so that you are not left behind. This will make your company look young and vibrant and appeal to your prospects.

Check for social media initiatives

You absolutely cannot ignore this one. Your vendor must give you this edge; else it’s like riding a vintage car for an F1 race. Social media has grown beyond human imaginations and your absence there will make you slowly obsolete. So ensure that your vendor gives you the competitive edge by social media marketing initiatives.

In a recent survey by FORESEE, two-thirds (66%) of the surveyed online shoppers are regularly visiting Facebook this year (compared to 56% last year)

This sums up the need for a highly creative social media marketing plan to get the best out of this virtual social world.

Conclusion

If you are in the process of outsourcing your web management and online marketing activities or are seriously contemplating it then ensure that these points are considered before you take the leap.

About the Author

Dave Otfinoski, CEO of My Business Assistant or “MBA”, has more than twenty-five years of executive, hands-on experience with small and mid-sized businesses. As CEO of MBA, Dave manages a team of experienced virtual assistants who have extensive expertise in the realms of small business operations, bookkeeping services, website design, SEO, content creation and call center operations. Outstanding client service and quality performance are the hallmarks of both My Business Assistant and the MBA team. We look forward to providing you with the Virtual Assistance that you may require to enhance your own business strategies. Please feel free to contact us at http://www.MyBusinessAssistant.com or call us at 800.993.9622 with any questions or inquiries that you may have.