How a VA can support your one off projects
Ever wondered how a VA might be able to support you with a one off project?
When you are an entrepreneur or you run a small business, sometimes you need some extra support when getting a new project off the ground. You might not have enough time to be able to do the research and run your business, or you might need someone to bounce ideas off to get the project started.
It is not practical to take on a new member of staff just for a one-off project, but by hiring a VA you can get that extra support you need, when you need it. You will also benefit from the expert knowledge that your VA can bring to your team.
As a team of virtual assistants, we can offer one off ad-hoc support to suit your business needs. Our team has a range of diverse skills and a wealth of experience across many different industries.
In the past we have supported many different businesses with one of projects, here are a couple of examples:
Example one – Administration review
We were approached by a company director who was looking to improve the productivity of their office staff, by reviewing their daily administrative tasks. They were looking to hire an additional team member to support the team, but were unsure where the support was needed.
Over the course of two days, one of our VA’s visited their office to meet the team and find out about their job roles and working hours. By seeing the office in action and chatting with the team, with an external pair of eye and ears, we were able to identify areas where procedures and processes could be improved.
As a result, we produced a report of our findings with suggestions to improve the productivity of their office staff. The staff were all very skilled at their job roles, but we found they were doubling up on work rather than having delegated tasks to their job roles. So there was no need to hire an additional member of staff.
This one off project helped the director review their office procedures. Not only freeing up time in the office to make their staff more productive, but saving them money in the short term as they did not need to hire an additional member of staff.
As an outcome of this project, we are looking to support the team on an ad-hoc basis when they have busier times and need that extra pair of administrative hands.
Example two – Setting up social media
Our client was looking to expand on their marketing with social media, but had little knowledge about the social media platforms and which ones were most suited for their business. They were overwhelmed by not knowing where to start and wanted to have some help in finding out which platforms would most suit their target market. They also wanted some help in setting them up and some training on how to use them.
After an initial discovery call, we were able to talk through their business and find out more about their target market. With all this information, their designated VA did some research on their behalf and came up with a social media plan.
We found that their target markets were using Facebook and Instagram, so with this in mind we set up the accounts for them using their business branding. Their VA produced a simple guide on using each platform, based around the type of posts and interactions they would be looking to do.
As a result, our client felt more confident as the social media accounts had been set up for them, they only had to learn how to post the content to the accounts. They have since come back to us for additional training on other social media content and learnt how to create their own content using Canva.
If you are feeling overwhelmed on where to start with a new task or project, why not get in contact with us today for a free discover call to find out how a VA can support you. You might find just by talking the project over with someone, you naturally find where you can most benefit from that extra support.
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