SEO Virtual Assistant

Definition

What is an SEO Virtual Assistant?

Businesses (no matter how big or small) looking to enhance their online presence and generate leads through social media could definitely benefit from hiring an SEO Virtual Assistant. An SEO Virtual Assistant is a social media and internet-savvy remote worker that businesses turn to for their search engine optimization needs.

SEO Virtual Assistants have an in-depth understanding and intellectual capacity regarding keyword and website analysis, SEO copywriting, monitoring traffic, SEO campaigns, and more.

What can an SEO Virtual Assistant do for you?

SEO Virtual Assistants do not only help you and your customers enjoy a fully-optimized website, they also take care of finding keywords that rank in the Google search engine, and utilizing these to your advantage. Here are other tasks that SEO VAs can do to help your business:

  • Backlink building
  • Competitor research
  • Social media management
  • Content management

Outsourcing FAQ

How do I promote myself as a virtual assistant?

There are a variety of ways to get a gig as a virtual assistant. You may start on your own. Once you have mastered your niche (i.e. SEO, real estate, recruitment, etc.), you may start building your website to promote your services. You may also create an account to various online job platforms like Upwork and Freelancer, send proposals, and wait for clients to hire you.

Most clients prefer hiring virtual assistants through their trusted outsourcing partners, like Outsource Accelerator. Outsourcing firms handle everything from recruitment, to day-to-day operations, to overhead costs, so business owners can relax and reap the benefits of hiring VAs to a business.

How many hours does a virtual assistant work?

An SEO virtual assistant can work on the agreed upon work hours. For part-time workers, 20 hours per week is a good minimum. This is enough time for starting VAs to manage the brand’s social media pages, research keywords and competitors, and come up with content.

Social media success cannot be achieved overnight, so it’s wise to let your social media virtual assistant spend enough time to curate your content and online profiles. If you’re handling a team of VAs, let them share ideas and strategies through effective online collaboration tools that are perfect for remote work. 

How much do Filipino virtual assistants make?

A virtual assistant’s pay depends on their expertise and years of experience. However, according to Payscale, an average VA makes a minimum hourly pay of $4. 

Where you find your social media virtual assistant also plays a part in determining their salary per month. Freelance VAs hired through popular job platforms like Upwork and Fiverr start at $5 per hour, while those hired through outsourcing companies’ rates start at $8 per hour. With virtual assistants, you can save a lot of money on labor costs, but not to the point of consuming cheap labor.

How do I become a successful virtual assistant?

Effective communication is the key to becoming a successful virtual assistant. Excellent communication skills, flexibility, and friendly attitude (for customer service) can go a long way. In addition, a successful Amazon VA needs to be updated with the latest sales, marketing, and social media trends in order to attract and retain customers.

Further, VAs in general need to have the following skills and characteristics: 

– Time management skills

– Organizational skills

– Problem-solving skills

– Adaptability and versatility

Jack-of-all-trades

– Dependable and consistent

– Trustworthy and proactivity

– Efficiency and professionalism

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