Following on from the last blog, where we looked at ideas for outsourcing your design projects, in the ‘How Virtual Assistants can Help Small Businesses’ series, we are going to look at ideas for outsourcing your web development online. If you missed the last blog, ‘Ideas for Outsourcing your Design Projects Online’, you can catch up with it here.
When was the last time that you, as a small-business owner, updated your website?
For many of you, the answer may be quite some time ago, due to the fact you are so busy dealing with clients, marketing initiatives and a whole host of other distractions. Your website must be a dynamic property that is a joy to visit and regularly updated. Here we are going to look at tasks that can be delegated to a virtual assistant (VA) so that your website is in a consistent state of development.
According to a study by B2B research firm Clutch.co, less than two thirds (64%) of small businesses have a website, so there is over a third of small businesses that do not have one at all, and this could be down to the fact that they don’t know where to start. A virtual assistant can get a website up and running for a business in a remarkably short amount of time given the correct initial guidance and direction.
Is it time for you to redesign your old website, but you are not an expert in these matters? Well, you can find a virtual assistant who is. So much changes on a weekly basis in the world of website design but your VA will be able to keep on top of these changes and integrate the latest and the best.
Website Content Creation
People are always looking for information and you must tell them that you have the correct information, together with the products and services that can help them deal with their problems. The material on your website must be regularly updated, very pertinent and directly related to the problems faced by your business prospects.
There are many regular tasks associated with owning and operating a website. You will find that there are dedicated organisations that will host your site and will need payment on a regular basis. There may also be times when bandwidth allocations are questioned. Domain names will expire and will need renewing. As a small business owner if you overlook or ignore some of these tasks it can lead to disaster. This is why a virtual assistant is an essential ally here.
Website/Blog Search Engine Submission
To get your business noticed you need to promote the existence of your website. People look for information with search engines, and many small business owners do not realise how much work is required to notify the search engines of your existence and what your website it about. One search engine, Google, which happens to be the largest search engine of all has webmaster solutions and a dashboard that is specific to it. The virtual assistant can make sure that everything is updated correctly and consistently in order to ensure that your website is at the very least seen.
Website creation and administration are two of the core fundamental tasks outsourced to virtual assistants by small business owners.
Next time we shall look at Ideas for Outsourcing Your Multimedia Projects Online.
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