The Top 3 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Support Your Blog

Do you regularly blog as a way of marketing your organizing business? Good for you! If not, what’s holding you back? Is it lack of time? Lack of ideas? Lack of confidence in your writing abilities? Maybe you’re just a little intimidated by the technology of blogging. But none of these issues needs to prevent you from having a great organizing blog!

virtual blog support

Have you ever considered partnering with a virtual assistant to help you get your blog off the ground, or to keep it going? Maybe you should! A VA can support your blog in any or all of the following ways, depending on the particular obstacle you’re struggling with.

1. Technical Support

If you’re not comfortable handling the inner workings of your blog, your virtual assistant can format your posts properly and publish or schedule them on your behalf, so you never even need to log in yourself.

Your VA can check for security issues, broken links, or performance problems and ensure that your WordPress installation and plug-ins are up-to-date. She (or he) can also set up a regular backup schedule so you’re protected in the event something does go wrong.

2. Creative Support

If you’ve got lots of great ideas but writing just isn’t your forte, you can simply send your VA an outline or rough draft by email, and she can turn your concepts into engaging blog posts.

You can also forward your VA copies of any articles, e-books, workshop handouts or other materials you’ve previously written, and ask that they be re-purposed into blog posts.

Visual appeal is more important than ever these days, and your VA can create or source images to attract and hold people’s attention and encourage social sharing.

3. Marketing Support

Publishing blog posts is a good strategy, but it won’t get you results if no one is reading them except your mom and your best friend!

A VA will help you get in front of your target market by connecting your blog to your social media accounts, setting up RSS to email campaigns in Mailchimp or iContact, and researching opportunities to expand your audience through guest blogging.

There are many other ways that a virtual assistant can support your blog! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

A former professional organizer, I’m now a web designer and DIY marketing facilitator. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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  1. I’ve thought about hiring a virtual assistant before, but have managed to keep up with my work on my own.

    If you already have a post on this, feel free to send me the link… but I’m just curious what your feelings are of hiring a local VA versus an overseas VA. Not trying to open up a can of worms here, but I’d really like to hear an unbiased perspective on this.

    • Derrick, since I’m Canadian, it would be pretty hard for me to give an unbiased opinion, but if you need a VA for writing tasks such as proofreading and editing blog posts, their English language skills need to be as good as, if not better than, your own. One of my clients hired an overseas VA to draft some articles for her, and they were jam-packed with keywords for SEO, but they had to be completely rewritten.

      One of my colleagues runs a site for virtual assistants worldwide, and she answered the question very well here:

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