Virtual Assistant, do you know
-the average small business owner spends up to 40% of their time on routine administrative tasks
What an excellent opportunity to build your virtual assistant business and clientele. Go and Google ‘small business directory’ and search for small business owners that fit your niche. I was amazed to find a directory with 196 small businesses listed in the Vaal Triangle on one of the 5+ business directories for our area.
-potential clients don’t know where to find you
I read a blog post the other day where a guy raved about his virtual assistant. He surely did a good job because one of the comments was: “Sounds like a great idea. How do you go about finding a good one?” His answer was: “Look on virtual assistant directories.” So … is your business listed on virtual assistant directories? Make sure potential clients find you.
-there are more than 1.7 million South Africans on Facebook … and that was a year ago
Do you have a Facebook business/fan page? With a significant 40% plus of Facebook users over age 35 (CheckFaceBook) the idea that Facebook is just for college kids was put to rest long ago. Get involved in social media and start to build relationships. Get yourself on Facebook and start mingling with others because if you don’t have a “facebook footprint” you are losing out. Oh, and while we are on the subject, become a fan of Be-VA-Wise and receive valuable updates about the virtual assistant industry.
-more and more CEOs will use social media in future
Two recent posts by Mashable highlighted how ‘up to date’ CEOs use social media for business exposure and that “business leaders of tomorrow will be versed in social media”. Another excellent opportunity often overlooked because we tend to think virtual assistants only do normal admin tasks. If you’re interested in social media and have the necessary experience and knowledge, this might be an excellent niche to consider. The business leaders of tomorrow might not have enough time at hand to spend on social media and a virtual assistant might be their answer to social media involvement.
The virtual assistant industry is surely gaining momentum in South Africa … ensure you are on the forefront to pick the best of the crop when small business owners are looking for virtual assistants.