Why should a Wedding Professional Hire a Virtual Assistant?
Many wedding professionals operate as a one man business. Some start to expand as they grow. But as a former wedding planner, I know how difficult it can be juggling different roles in the business such as owner/manager, bookkeeper, marketing specialist, social media expert, account work, sales person and the list goes on and on. It is extremely important to hire the help you need to properly manage your wedding business. The time you free up will help you focus on the things you love, hire more staff so you can book more gigs and you will look more professional. We offer wedding virtual assistant services and you can get one week FREE by mentioning VAWeek when booking.
Let’s us start with the basic question. What is a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a freelancer who provides services remotely to different companies.
What does a Wedding Virtual Assistant do exactly?
This question gets me excited! Why? Because as a VA we can do almost anything for your wedding business! That means we can offer you services that you feel is time consuming and someone else can do it for you. How many times have you sat in front of your computer wishing you were doing something else? Like meeting clients, editing photos, visiting venues, meeting and networking with vendors? We can create services that you really want us to work on that you feel you will most benefit from.
What types of services can a VA offer you?
- Social media creation and management
- Blog maintenance
- Editing & proofreading
- Basic Graphic Design
- Newsletter formatting
- Answering emails
- Wedding Itineraries
- Creating templates
- Project management
The list is pretty much endless! Let us know what you require.
What services can a wedding professional Outsource to a VA?
Do you need bookkeeping entry services?
Booking services can be very time consuming as your wedding business grows. If you do not have a tool to keep all your receipts or contracts in order, a VA can be beneficial. We will let you know about up coming payment schedules, we will log all your revenue and expenses on a weekly basis so that you are up to date. A good wedding professional has all their affairs in order for accounting purposes. You also need to know how much money you are making per month. Don’t want to be drowning in bills.
We are not accountants. However a bookkeeper will simply update your accounting records each month, manage receipts, take payments, and possibly send invoices. Let the VA do that for you.
What about your admin tasks?
Do you need someone to create proposals, contracts for clients and following up with potential clients? That’s us. Remember answering your emails in a timely manner is crucial to booking clients. Let us be the behind the scenes go to person. Emails can be really back and forth sometimes. We will screen your emails, ask the necessary questions required and set up meetings for you if required.
Social Media Accounts?
Social media is extremely time consuming, but absolutely necessary to getting your face out there. How many times do you either fail to update your social media during busy wedding season or basically spend way to much time on it. As virtual assistants, we can help manage your social medias, format and draft blog posts, write the content you require for your posts, create images or work with images you have for Pinterest. We will respond and interact with potential clients on Social Media.
Do you require email Marketing?
Email marketing is the best way to get potential clients into your sales funnel. We can assist you with this task as needed. Email management will take so much off your back and you won’t feel as overwhelmed.
How to get started:
Make a list of things that are starting to overwhelm you or that you feel someone else can look after. We offer services that are flexible starting at 4 hours a week. That way you know you have someone looking after 4 hours of your work per week.
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