Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn… and the list just goes on and on. As a small business owner, you simply don’t have time to manage all these social networks yourself. In fact, you probably don’t have time to properly manage even just one channel. Realistically, it takes several hours each week to effectively handle a single social media platform.
Obviously, your best bet is to outsource to the Philippines your social media management. Outsourcing to a Filipino virtual assistant not only guarantees your brand is being handled by a professional who knows the ins and outs of the medium, but compared to hiring someone to work in-house, you also save on staffing cost.
The very real risk of outsourcing social media
There are a lot of different things that can come up on your social media accounts that an outsourced virtual assistant from the Philippines might need to work with you in order to deal with. Responding to customer complaints, for example, is something that you as the business owner would need to respond yourself so you can research the problem and find a solution.
The most important thing to remember is that the Filipino virtual assistant handling your social media marketing will be creating messages for your brand. Don’t think of it as someone who is just “handling” your Facebook account. Realize that anything they say on your behalf might be the first (or last) thing someone sees from your brand.
Consider the Remote Staff model of outsourcing
No one watches your brand like you do. No one is more connected to your customers than you. So if you’re uncomfortable with an outsider becoming the voice for your brand online, then the best alternative is to be able to work closely with a remote social media team.
By taking advantage of our cost effective, high quality virtual assistants from the Philippines for your social media management, you’ll be able to:
1. Handpick your remote talent. There are certain special skills needed for social media marketing. With our extensive network, we’ll help you find the cream of the crop—but in the end, you decide whether he’s a good fit for your business.
2. Grow your own remote work. You’ll have someone who, despite being offsite, works within your organization, who knows your product, who interacts with fellow employees, and is familiar with your customers.
3. Ensure high quality content. Great, relevant content drives social media. With those daily interactions with employees and customers, content is richer, more helpful and dials right into customer questions, concerns and issues.
When it comes to social media management, whether it’s in-house or outsourced, your decision is not an easy one. However, the more information you get, the better you’ll feel about whatever action you choose to take. Just keep in mind that no one knows your business like you do and support from a trusted third party really helps.
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