Why Hire A Virtual Assistant To Manage Your Social Media Marketing?

What makes social media networks such an unavoidable part of your online business? When YouTube first came out with the idea of sharing videos, experts wrote it off by saying, “who would spend his time to upload videos and share it with others”. This happened with most of the now popular social media sites.

Businesses like yours, who understand and appreciate the importance of social media networks and its benefits often fail to make the best use of it, thanks to the other complex and more important activities of your business. Most businesses start-off with planning promotional activities on social media networks but seldom stick to those plans and leave the job undone and finally either end-up underplaying the importance of it or ignore its huge marketing potential for the time being.

Here is a list of some must-participate social media sites that can directly influence your business to unbelievable extents:

  • Let’s start with YouTube, a great invention to showcase your products and services, educate your prospects, gives valuable business information, test your products and services, get feedbacks and become known. Best results are achieved when videos are made creatively.
  • Twitter, the 5th best traffic generator for businesses, helps you create the right environment and closeness to communicate with your followers (prospects). You can initiate casual discussions, know their real pulse, tap into their world and get real-time feedbacks. It can be used as a research tool and it greatly achieves viral word-of-mouth marketing for your business if used smartly.
  • Social bookmarking and social tagging helps you to create interest groups through human cognition and in the process attract business.
  • Many technical and other discussion forums have marked their credibility as the melting point for queries and clarifications related to most social, economic, technical, and human aspects.
  • Sites like LinkedIn helps professionals stay closely connected with information and opportunities. Can be used to find suitable human resources for specialized positions. Easy networking with people in similar professions is a great benefit.
  • Facebook, with over 400 million users and over 500 billion minutes spend by users per month, makes it an absolute un-ignorable proposition for your business.

This list is endless and needless to say it is growing at a phenomenal pace of around 300% per year. Now that’s a substantial pool of prospects waiting to be informed and addressed by your products and services. And if you get things right, you are in for some serious business.

But, do you have the time?

A great option that has strongly emerged in the recent times is to engage a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants who have expertise in getting all your outsourced activities done professionally at lower costs, employ smart and efficient ways to extract maximum returns from these social media sites. They clearly understand its functioning and devise specific ways to tap into these sites and extract business for you on a persistent basis. They basically:

  • Continuously engage in discussions and initiate new ones which may lead to creating the right environment for pitching in with your business solutions
  • Connect your business with the right people
  • Update your social media pages regularly with informative content
  • Create promotional and informative video clips for your business and smartly use them in social media sites
  • Get the right feedbacks on your products and services using social media networks
  • Devise ways to evaluate your brand image among social groups and also engage in activities that help branding your business
  • Get you the real pulse of your prospects; this becomes vital when you plan your future products or services. You can also customize your existing stuff to make it more customer friendly

As virtual assistants can be engaged at competitive prices they seriously cut down on your overheads and provide the right environment for you to focus on your core business activities and at the same time get the very best of marketing on social media networks for you.

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.