Over the years the role of a virtual assistant (VA) has undergone tremendous change. From being an administrative support person to its new role as a right-hand man of any business person, role of a virtual assistant has shifted a lot in recent years.
Now a VA is not only useful in handling back office non-creative works, but it can also help you complete a whole range of complicated tasks. Among many other things (which we will cover in the subsequent articles) a VA also helps you complete complicated marketing and advertisement works, which otherwise not only consume more money, but also drains your energy, which otherwise could be used to create value for your customers.
How can a VA help you in marketing?
Brand identity development
Brand identity is as integral to the success of a business, as is the sugar to make the cake sweet. And like sugar in the sweet, to make a brand identity stand out in the crowd of faceless me-too brands, there should be a right balance of each element. A VA with marketing experience knows about the minutest detail of every element that goes into making a brand identity stand out. And he uses this knowledge to construct a brand identity for you.
A VA can also help you crack a jaw-dropping advertising concept that conveys the brand message effortlessly to the end user provided your VA has an experience of doing so. For advertising concepts, you do not need to depend on your permanent staff just like you do not need to depend on them for administrative support. It is a creative work, and anyone sitting anywhere in the world can do it.
But, how will you judge the quality of the work?
Well, do I seriously need to tell you this?
Hire any one of our Advertising Graphic Designer VA and judge yourself, he will deliver quality work and match your expectations.
Advertising campaign creation
Like cracking advertising concepts, advertising campaign creation can also be performed by anyone sitting even on the other side of the globe. Then why you need someone in your backyard doing that for you?
Do you believe that location has a lot to do with the creativity? I do not think you believe this. A VA with solid experience could be of help even in creating advertising campaigns for you.
Banner ad creative
Creating banner ads that attract visitors is an art — I know it’s a science as well, but art is what makes it memorable and clickable. The person who creates banner has to be creative, if you want people flock to your website following that. A VA with some online marketing experience can help you design a good banner ad as well, or at least he could work as a liaison between you and those who will design killer banner ads for you.
Print ad creative
Creating a print ad is a specialized work. It takes years of hard work to understand what works and what does not in a print advertisement. Print ad creative is different from the creative we use for an online banner ad, and the mindset that creates one memorable print ad is different from the mindset that helps in creating an online banner advertisement.
Nowadays, virtual assistants also have experience of handling such works for their clients. If you have not delegated your print ad works to your VA then do it now. You will have o regret except one that why did not you do it before.
Learn more on everything else a advertising and print media VA can help you to grow your business.
Graphic design services
Companies of all sizes require graphic design services for one purpose or another. A company, no matter how small it is, cannot survive without availing the services of a graphic designing firm. A VA knows that and that is why he keeps himself armed with this necessary skill.
He can come handy in times when you need to get a logo designed, or need stationary designs, advertising materials, posters, business cards, packaging designs, postcards, flyers, leaflets, marketing banner design, raster to vector, tri-fold brochure designs, and other Graphic Designs for Print or web.
A VA with experience in helping clients perform the marketing task knows about this as well. So talk to a VA now and ask him to do this work as well.
Pay per click (PPC) ads
A pay per click ad is an integral part of online marketing. None of the online marketing plan in complete without an inclusion of PPC campaign. Do not get mislead by the simplicity of looks and feel of a PPC advertisement. It is a specialized task, which needs years of training before one can perform it without any hassle, whatsoever. A VA with a search marketing background has a working knowledge of creating, releasing, and monitoring a PPC ad.
Do not try your hand at PPC, if you are not a seasoned professional in this! It is too easy to lose a fortune in this. Just one wrong move and you can lose all your savings in one single day running PPC campaign.
Content is the life blood of the Internet, and the company that does not employ this method is leaving a giant source of traffic and backlinks untapped. There are very few things on the Internet that gets you credibility of an expert as is the articles that you post on other websites.
A VA with online marketing experience knows that, and he will help you build a network of good quality articles on the Internet that will get tons and tons of traffic for you. And you will also get established as an expert in your niche, sheer by the power of your expanding web presence. Thanks to the content marketing.
Social media profiling
Browsing the Internet is no longer a lonely journey through the dense water of knowledge and information littered on the web. It is more like a community affair where your customers hang out, shares, talks, and influence behavior of their friends and family. A web presence in that situation becomes necessary.
A VA who has even a 6 month experience of online marketing can tell you that, but it requires a VA with years of online marketing experience to craft a social media profile that pulls, retains, and make your customers talk with you and among themselves in your gracious presence. Just any profile will not do. You need a social media presence that helps you engage your visitors.
Every marketing activity begins with a marketing plan. We all know about this, don’t we? You need a great marketing plan to make your product a hit. A poor marketing plan will push even the best product towards its early demise. You should not entrust anyone with this, as success and failure of your enterprise will depend largely upon this. You should give this work to a VA who has years of experience of handling marketing activity of a company. He can only do justice to this work.
These are some of the tasks that a VA performs for you. Instead of hiring a regular staff to do this work, you should delegate it to your virtual assistant. This will save a lot of money for you, which you can use to inject more value in your offering, which in turn will fetch more people towards you.
But before giving this work to a virtual assistant, ask yourself if he or she is qualified enough to do this work? You must see their samples from their past work before assigning this work to him.