5 ways a virtual assistant can help you during lockdown

Virtual assistants can provide invaluable services to businesses at the best of times, and especially so right now, when many people need extra support to keep their businesses running smoothly during lockdown. Remote, flexible working is the comfort zone of the virtual assistant, and that’s why we’re well placed to help you adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. Want to know more? Here are 5 key ways a virtual assistant can help you during lockdown.

1. Manage your marketing

Even if you’re usually on top of your business marketing, you might be finding hard to adapt your usual techniques to suit a market in lockdown. Fortunately, many of our virtual assistants (VAs) have extensive marketing experience, and they can guide you to develop a new message, plan campaigns and handle your PR in a sensitive and mindful way.

2. Boost your social media

Your approach to social media will also likely have to change during lockdown – your audience may be much bigger, but so are the potential challenges. A social media expert can help you to navigate these tricky waters, or even run your business’s social media accounts for you if you find that you are pressed for time.

3. Stay on top of your admin

When you’re no longer in your office or following your normal routine, everyday jobs can easily fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, neglecting your admin can quickly catch up with you, so hiring a virtual assistant to help keep things in order can be really useful. Get Ahead VA’s admin professionals can support you with a whole range of tasks, including transcription, proofreading, diary management and minute taking.

4. Answer your phone calls

If you’re less available to answer your business calls – perhaps because your working hours have changed, or because you’re worried about being interrupted by small children – a virtual assistant can help here too. Divert your calls to a VA during business hours, and they will answer your calls professionally and take down messages for you. It’s a simple way to maintain a professional, public-facing image for your business.

5. Arrange holiday cover

Perhaps what you need above all is a break! Fortunately, many VAs offer holiday cover that includes a whole range of useful services, including telephone answering, responding to emails and managing particular clients or tasks that need doing. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed by life in lockdown, taking a break – and knowing that your business will be in safe hands while you do so – could be just what you need to get back on track.

If you need extra support for your business during this tricky time, please give Get Ahead VA a call on 01483 332220 or email us at office@getaheadva.com. Our team of virtual assistants is happy to help with whatever business and marketing services you need. In the meantime, we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well.