My 30 Day Blogging Challenge continues looking at using a VA with WordPress.
A Virtual Assistant (such as Virtual Hand) can save you time by doing these elements. This allows you to do what you love in your business as well as what you are good at.
Do you have a WordPress website? For many the answer will be ‘yes’ because this very intuitive platform has been the preferred option for many business start ups. With easy to use functions and the ability to create professional looking websites, it’s no surprise that a high percentage of sites that you visit on the internet will be created and developed in WordPress.
As a business grows and develops products and services do too, which means that your potential and existing clients need to be updated with what you have to offer. Your website should be current and consistent to maximise its full marketing potential.
However, there are many people out there that don’t quite get along with technology so naturally. A platform such as WordPress can provide hours of frustration to someone who has no knowledge or time to acquire the same, or simply has no interest in doing so. Perhaps they are focusing on the elements of their business that are providing them with their income – their product or service. It makes sense to have someone with the ‘know how’ such as a Virtual Assistant, to help take what could be a time consuming task off of their hands.
Here are 5 ways a VA can help work wonders with WordPress
- Updates – As we mentioned before, updating your website with current content is critical to your marketing strategy. The first port of call for a potential client or customer will be for them to check out your website, especially if you are an online business. This is where you are going to make your first impression and you need to make it count. A Virtual Assistant can help you by updating your site with fresh content and keeping a close eye out for consistency throughout.
- Blog formatting – If you have a website, then you should be blogging! It’s that simple. If you’re not then you are missing a very powerful trick in helping your sites SEO (search engine optimisation). Constant new content is loved by google, so what better way than to share your latest news or findings that could be of benefit to others. A Virtual Assistant can help you with uploading and formatting your blog content to make it not only look visually attractive, but also to insert keywords and other useful tools to make your site easy for google to find.
- Comments – With blogs you often receive comments. Your objective is that you want people to engage with you on your site. This also demonstrates good customer service and communication to any potential visitors. A Virtual Assistant can monitor comments and draw your attention to any that may need responding to.
- Site security – WordPress is constantly improving and providing updates for not only appearance but also security. Your Virtual Assistant can help with ensuring that all security plugins are up to date and that your site is regularly backed up in the unlikely event of losing data.
- Plugins and Widgets – Do you want your site to have the latest social media sharing icons? Perhaps you would like an appointment scheduler installed onto your site to make booking a meeting or telephone call with a client or customer that much easier. Your Virtual Assistant can locate the best plugins for the purpose and install and set up in no time.
There are many wonderful things you can do with your website and Virtual Hand is here to help you bring your online presence to life.
There are also many other elements of your business that a Virtual Assistant can provide support. You can find out more about these via my 30 day blogging challenge, as each day, I’ll be sharing the services and support that VAs (and of course Virtual Hand) can provide.
Here cometh the end of Number 26 – Wordpress Support
Here’s a link to the Start in case you missed it. https://virtualhand.co.uk/starting-a-challenge/
Do have a look at all the other blogs I have written on Using a VA or Training specifically; you never know what you might find.
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