Virtual Assistants (VAs) like me can do so many different tasks to help you. Here is one example:
Create a spreadsheet for blogger/podcaster outreach
I’m working on a spreadsheet right now for a client who is starting a service-oriented health business. She needs to get the word out and one way to do that is to be seen and heard by the audiences of others in her same space.
To that end, I created a Google doc spreadsheet that we share – so she can make additions or changes. It has columns for the following information:
Topics they cover
Social Media Reach
I started the task by finding 10 well-known bloggers/podcasters in her niche. I filled in the blanks for each person – their name, links to their main website, topics, blog, and podcast. I also included whether they accept guest blog posts and, if so, included that link.
Finally, I checked each of their social profiles and added how many Likes, Followers, etc. they have on each. The Notes are mostly blank for now, although I did include details if she has already been in contact with the person.
Having this “bloggers/podcasters outreach” spreadsheet will be very helpful to the client. She can see at a glance who is out there, what their reach is, and easily click over to their site, blog, podcast, or guest blogging page without having to Google and then navigate each individual site.
As she progresses through making contact with each person, we can add notes, checkmarks, more columns, etc. to keep track of whatever information my client needs.
To start the list with 10 entries took me about 1.5 hours and cost her under $40. Her time and energy can be much better spent doing things for her business that ONLY SHE can do, like determining which services to offer, how much to charge, etc.
Using a VA (virtual assistant) for easy but time-consuming tasks like this makes perfect sense and that’s why so many entrepreneurs are using my services. It’s just plain cost-effective and smart.