What tasks can you pass on to virtual PA services?

Virtual PA services have both similarities and differences from the traditional PA model. Unfortunately, some business owners are reluctant to sign up for support from virtual PA services because they don’t know what they can reasonably ask their virtual PA to do. This means they’re missing out on some great support. 

If you’re wavering about taking up virtual PA services, you’re not alone. To help you, we asked virtual PA Juliet to talk us through the top tasks her clients ask her to do. We’ll also look at more unusual tasks and how to go about finding the right support to deliver them. Read on to find out more.

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Telephone answering service Australia – peace of mind during your holiday

ur telephone answering service is Australia-based support for your business. One of our most popular services, we provide call answering for a wide range of clients. Some only use us once a year to cover the telephone answering while they’re abroad. Others use Get Ahead for other services and bolt on telephone answering when they need it. 

In this blog, we look at how an outsourced telephone answering service can help your business and how it works in practice

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Digital marketing holiday tips – outsource social media

Outsource social media and you’ll have complete peace of mind that your followers will stay engaged even when you’re on holiday. But outsourcing is just part of the solution. There is still a lot you can do yourself to keep your social accounts ticking over while you’re taking a break. 

In this blog, one of our social media experts outlines practical steps you can take to ensure your posts stay consistent while you’re away. 

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Video production for social media

According to a recent survey of social media trends, video is where it’s at. Research shows that two-thirds of social media users feel that short-form videos are the most engaging form of social media content. Video production for social media means you’ll be creating engaging content to boost your following and strengthen your brand. If that’s something your business could benefit from, read on for some fresh ideas.

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What are the benefits of scheduling social media content?  

When you outsource social media content to Get Ahead, your new social media manager will often use a scheduling platform. Scheduling platforms like Hootsuite and Buffer help us keep up a consistent presence on social media channels and definitely make life easier. However, there are some pitfalls to avoid too – our social media managers know them all and they thought they’d be useful to share!

In this blog, we look at the benefits of scheduling social media content, and note the pitfalls to avoid.

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How do I create a social media strategy and why does it matter?

Social media strategy is essential if you want to take your business channels to the next level. If you have a small business you’re planning to scale up, social media is a great tool to help you reach new customers. And it’s well worth investing in social media strategy to increase your chances of getting the results your business deserves.

In this blog, we look at why a strategic approach is important, and what you should consider when you’re planning future social media posts.

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Stay safe online – social media safety for businesses

Online safety is an issue for everyone. Sometimes, very sadly, it makes the headlines, with vulnerable teenagers unable to escape social media’s darker side, or celebrities falling prey to trolls or cancel culture.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not a vulnerable teenager or a celebrity. But social media safety is important for business owners too. In addition to protecting your identity and mental health, business owners are in a strong position to set a good example with relevant content, moderate views and helpful advice.

Let’s take a closer look at online safety for business owners.

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Why do web agencies outsource back-office support?

Get Ahead exists to provide back-office support for busy businesses. Since our foundation in 2010, we’ve supported a wide variety of businesses, including web and digital agencies. As an agency ourselves, we understand the importance of a consistent culture throughout the organisation, even when the work is delivered remotely.

In this blog, we look at what kind of work digital agencies might choose to outsource and how it could benefit the business as a whole.

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How Get Ahead supplements web agencies’ client delivery

Regular clients and followers of our blog will know that Get Ahead are business outsourcing experts, providing support to organisations of all sizes. But did you know we can also help you deliver your client work? Our web agency clients find white labelling a particular advantage, with Get Ahead’s virtual experts stepping in to deliver work like:

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