Article Contributed by Stephanie Fish
Perhaps you've got a small business and it's been thriving with your own marketing and research efforts. But if you want to boost your business marketing, consider the services of a virtual assistant.
Virtual assistants who've been trained and experienced in marketing research and business marketing -- particularly through the Internet -- can be invaluable to growing your business. It would take time for you to learn and do everything yourself, time that you could put to better use by focusing on the aspects of your business that you enjoy and are an expert at.
For example, not everyone is adept at using Web 2.0 for business marketing. Besides, it can eat up a lot of your time every day. Wouldn't you rather use that time to develop your business in other ways or even relax and enjoy your family?
Here are a few marketing and research tasks that a virtual assistant can perform for you:
* promote your business in social networking sites, a very time-consuming task
* produce a podcast which will expand your business' web presence
* look at competitors' websites and report on what they're doing - so you can analyze what your competitors' approaches and come up with strategies to outdo them
* find information you need to grow your business, such as identify affiliate programs that are relevant to your business and could increase your market reach
* look for websites or blogs relevant to your business where it might be profitable for you to advertise your products or services
Could you do all this yourself and still live the life you want? Probably not. Yet these things could take your business to the next level and ultimately increase your income. You should certainly be familiar with these processes in order to effectively hire and supervise somebody to do them for you. However, you don't have to do them yourself.
Let a virtual assistant declutter your mind of the minute but essential details of business marketing and research. Then you can focus on work that have greater impact on your business, such as monitoring and evaluating your marketing efforts and those of your competitors, formulating strategies, and mapping out growth directions.
About the Author
Stephanie Fish is the owner of Buckeye V.A, she works from her home office in Ohio. After completing her Associate of Applied Business Degree from KSU,she launched her own virtual assistance business. To learn how Buckeye V.A. can help your business please visit http://www.buckeyeva.com
Hi Stephanie, Glad to see your article here. I will visit your web page to learn more about your services. You did an excellent job of outlining the advantages of a well qualified VA.
Posted by: Chuck Jeffery at February 4, 2009 4:57 AM
Virtual assistants can be a great help in your business. It's like getting a team of office workers to do your job. It's like getting a company of advertisers.
Posted by: Gasel at February 5, 2009 12:14 PM
This is good post. Research skills really affect the performance of a Virtual assistant.
Posted by: Gasel at February 5, 2009 12:19 PM
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