What are the Benefits of Hiring a Social Media Virtual Assistant?
1. They'll drive more successful results for your social media marketing endeavors
Aside from enabling you to focus on your core priorities—whether that’s running your business, closing deals with new brands, or producing top-notch content for your audience—delegating tasks to a highly experienced social media VA will drive more successful results for your campaigns.
Aside from being proficient in the best social media tools and analytics software, a competent social media VA will also be familiar with the strategies and tactics that will drive optimum results for your campaigns. You’ll reach your goals faster and reap the financial benefits.
2. They’ll unlock new business opportunities
As already mentioned, your social media specialist will be using the best tools and software to perform competitor and social media sentiment analysis, respond to comments and inquiries, and track user engagement.
This gives your social media specialist crucial intel which could be used to unlock the following:
- New opportunities to grow your audience, brand, and business.
- Discover new brands, companies, and thought leaders/influencers to partner with.
3. They'll help you achieve work-life balance and prevent burnout
Having a reliable social media VA handling your SocMed campaigns—as well as your other work-related and personal admin tasks—will free up much valuable time in your schedule. You could use this free time to rest, spend time with family and friends, or work on your passion projects and hobbies.
4. They'll help reduce salary and overhead costs
Hiring an executive virtual assistant gives you access to augmented support and resources without having to shoulder the salary and overhead costs that come with hiring full-time, in-house employees.
In other words, you’ll only be paying for the services your VA provides. This means you won’t have to shoulder any of the mandatory benefits associated with hiring full-time staff—including paid time off, health insurance, and retirement savings plans.
You also won’t need to rent office space for your remote employees or provide them with office equipment, computers, and an internet allowance. Your executive VA will cover all of these needs, helping your team or business save a great deal of money.
Check out our blog post for more information on the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant to support your team.
How Do You Hire a Social Media Virtual Assistant?
Clients who are looking for social media virtual assistant services generally have three hiring routes: word-of-mouth referrals, online marketplaces, and managed virtual assistant services.
Ask your peers if they can recommend a high-caliber social media virtual assistant. SocMed VAs who come highly recommended by those you trust are more likely to have the skills and experience that you’re looking for.
You could make a general post on LinkedIn or send your contacts direct messages asking them for their recommendations. You could also make the same post on Slack, LinkedIn, or Facebook groups for professionals.
Online marketplaces—like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer—allow you to connect with freelance SocMed VAs from around the world. You can post the job role and freelance VAs will respond with their information and rates.
Managed Virtual Assistant Services
You can also contact managed virtual assistant services and hire a SocMed VA through them. The best virtual assistant services will provide you with a client success manager who will be in charge of all your concerns. The client success manager will make sure to pair you with a SocMed VA who most closely matches your personality and work style, as well as the tasks that need to be accomplished.
For more actionable hiring tips, check out our comprehensive guide to hiring a virtual assistant.
How Much Does a Social Media Virtual Assistant Cost?
The rates charged by social media virtual assistants can vary widely—with those on the lower end of the scale charging just $1 per hour and those at the higher end charging $100 or more per hour. According to Upwork, the median hourly rate for its virtual assistants is between $10 to $20 per hour.
The hourly rate charged by social media virtual assistants will depend on many factors—namely their work experience, their skill set, their location, as well as the scope and duration of your project.
During the selection process, don’t let rates be the sole determining factor. Remember that you get what you pay for, and you’re bound to end up with a subpar contractor if you hire a VA that charges rock-bottom prices.
If you’re looking to hire a high-caliber social media VA who’s worth every penny, consider hiring through Sigrid. We have a strict screening and hiring process, which means you’ll work only with the best. Our virtual assistants also receive continuous training and are managed by a client success manager.
Achieve Your Targets with Your Sigrid Remote Social Media Specialist
If you want to delegate your SocMed to-do list to a qualified social media virtual assistant, look no further than Sigrid. Our specialists can handle all aspects of social media management—from strategy execution and content development, to account management and analytics.
With qualified support from seasoned professionals, you’ll scale your campaigns and achieve your social media goals more quickly.
Looking for other types of remote support? Sigrid’s Remote Subscription Staffing gives you access to top talent on a monthly subscription.
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- Project Management Assistance
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