Digital learning is taking the world by storm. Millions of people are now subscribing to different online course providers to learn about anything and everything under the sun. If you are an expert on something – whether that’s developing a product, writing a book, or even managing people – you can definitely create your own course!
The problem, though, is the lack of time. Sure, you might have managed to do everything yourself at the beginning. Juggling production, marketing, sales, and customer service is possible, but not without a lot of late nights and early mornings. Perhaps even all-nighters.
But no matter how great of a multitasker you are, you only have 24 hours in a day. Sometimes, that’s not enough to get things done – unless you have a virtual assistant (or two or three).
Having an efficient and proactive VA can save content creators like you a lot of time. All you need to do is identify which areas you’re better off focusing on and then delegating the rest, such as the following:
Templates and Branding
Formats and templates can streamline your operations and make it faster for you to produce content. If you create such for your emails, documents, videos, and other resource materials, it’ll be easier for your VA to regularly update them on your behalf.
Graphic design VA’s can even design a logo for your branding and apply them to your templates, website links, and course materials.
Images and Customisation
Creating content is time-consuming, but a VA can speed things up considerably. They can proofread your text and add related images, quotes, or references, for instance. No need to spend hours searching for the right image on the internet.
Once your VA understands the philosophy behind your content and aesthetic, you won’t have to micromanage them as much. When they’re able to handle the minute adjustments on their own, you can just focus on brainstorming for new content.
Course Set-Up and Publishing
A virtual assistant can help you set-up the outline of your entire course, including the title, lesson proper, graphics, and course pages. Aside from that, they can also upload content, edit videos, and organise materials, without you having to lift a finger.
Funnels and Marketing
Finding and maintaining the right audience for your content is always challenging. Apart from consistently sharing the right materials on the proper online platforms, you need to build funnels to direct your target market to your courses.
If you already have a funnel or a format for lead magnets, train your assistant so they can just replicate it for your future courses. Otherwise, hire a VA who specialises in funnel copywriting and watch them do wonders for your enrollment rate.
As a course creator, you need to provide your students with continuous support. There always has to be someone on hand to answer their questions, help them with technical difficulties, or simply listen to their concerns.
Customer service virtual assistants are ideal for this role. Be sure to find someone with the appropriate skills and experience, or at the very least, someone who’s willing to learn.
Social Media Management
Your social media presence needs to be consistently engaging, especially if you’re new to the industry. It’s highly crucial to build relationships with your target audience at this time and a good VA can help. If you’ve already got a system in place, you can just show them what to do.
Got no idea where to start? Some VA’s specialise in social media management too.
Webinar Set-Up and Management
Offering webinars as part of your course is a good marketing strategy. However, setting it up and moderating it can be tedious and time-consuming. On the other hand, a good VA can record the webinar, moderate the questions, and then share the content to your social media pages.
VA’s are great at researching additional information you might need while you create your online course. You can have them look for relevant data, up-to-date figures, and relevant, trending topics. These can help your courses provide better value for your students.
Even the most monumental tasks become easier with the right partner. An awesome virtual assistant can help you create a widely successful course. Meanwhile, a reliable and experienced industry partner can help you find that awesome virtual assistant.
Remote Staff has been providing AU entrepreneurs with highly-skilled Filipino virtual assistants for more than a decade. Our experience with Australian businesses has equipped us with an understanding of their various needs and, most importantly, how to find the right people for it.