VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

SERVICES

The one thing that surprised me the most when I first started blogging (I now run four of my own sites with blogs), was much time the small things take.

The things like creating templates for blog posts, taking stock images and turning them into graphics, setting up email automations and tracking my social media stats. All of these things were essential for the growth of my blogs and businesses.

But I wanted to spend my time doing other things like setting up my website, networking, finding new clients and creating course content. I still love doing these things but I’ve come to realise that my true passion lies in the details and in the organisation and general day-to-day tasks of running a business.

So, I offer virtual assistant services to help bloggers and small businesses to manage their blogs and businesses so that you have more free time to focus on the things that you love doing. After all, I’m sure you didn’t start your own business just so that you could spend hours researching content ideas so that you could fill your editorial calendar or days on end setting up your automatic email sequences to welcome your subscribers.

By hiring me as your virtual assistant and blogging/biz BFF, you’ll be able to focus on the parts of your business that you love without worrying about the bits that you hate (but are essential to the smooth running of things).

WHY HIRE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT?

Virtual Assistant Services
Virtual Assistant Services
Virtual Assistant Services

STREAMLINED SYSTEMS

Let a VA take care of setting up the systems that run in the background ensuring that everything is streamlined and efficient without even having to step away from the important bits. 

FLEXIBILITY

Unlike taking on an employee, you get a lot of flexibility with a VA when it comes to working. This means that you can hire me for a one-off project or you can hire me on a flexible, ongoing basis. 

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU LOVE

Spend all of your time on the parts of your business that you love. You started your blog/biz for a reason – focus on that and let a VA take care of everything else.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

I offer a wide range of services so thee set packages related to time per month only (below is a non-exhaustive list of the services I offer). 

Simply let me know which services you need assistance with by using the contact form and then we can arrange a call to discuss your requirements. 

Once we both have a clear idea of the work I will be taking care of for you and how many hours it’s likely to take, you can decide on the contract type you would like (options below) and  I’ll send you a plan of action and a contract to sign. 

Depending on your requirements, I will regularly keep you updated on what work I have completed and how many hours I have spent on the project (a lot of clients like to see this weekly).

Virtual Assistant Services

WHAT SERVICES DO I OFFER?

Below is an example of the services that I offer. These are the ones that I am most commonly asked to carry out for bloggers and small businesses like you. 

ADMIN SUPPORT

  • Diary/calendar management
  • File management (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox etc.)
  • Data entry
  • Setting up templates (e,g, spreadsheets, blog post templates etc.)
  • PDF conversions (e.g. Word to PDF, PDF to Word etc.)
  • PDF merging and splitting

EMAIL SUPPORT

  • Replying to comment questions and enquiries
  • Following up on emails already sent
  • Creating and setting up templates and sequences for common emails
  • Flagging important emails and deleting/unsubscribing from spam emails

SITE MANAGEMENT

  • Moderating and replying to blog comments
  • Repairing and updating broken links
  • Creating updated graphics and infographics
  • Reading through old content and adding internal links, external links and affiliate links where appropriate

EMAIL MARKETING

  • Creating sign-up forms
  • Creating and setting up tags and segments for subscribers
  • Writing and scheduling automated emails e.g. welcome series and sales funnels
  • Writing and scheduling email campaigns and newsletters
  • Designing newsletter templates
  • Tidying up email lists
  • Tracking and reporting on emails sent and subscribers

CONTENT EDITING

  • Creating graphics for posts
  • Content calendar creation and maintenance
  • Co-ordinating with contributors and guest posters
  • Finding guest post opportunities
  • Topic research/generating post ideas

If you’re interested in content creation services, check out the packages I offer here.

Social Media Management

  • Strategising
  • Content creation
  • Scheduling posts
  • Engaging with audience
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

OTHER “STUFF”

  • Research - chosen topics, competitors, potential collaborations, brands etc.
  • Generating and sending out invoices (and chasing up outstanding payments)
  • Writing product descriptions (for own website or online marketplace e.g. Etsy)
  • Finding guest post and/or podcast opportunities in your niche

RATES + RETAINERS

My virtual assistant services for bloggers and small businesses can be completed on a rolling-contract, one-off basis. This is charged at £25.00 per hour.

However, if you’re looking for regular virtual assistance, I offer the following retainer packages on a 1-month rolling contract:

10 HOURS PER MONTH

  • Initial discovery call
  • 10 hours of work carried out over the period of one calendar month e.g. if the contract starts on the 3rd April, the hours are valid until the 30th April.
  • Unlimited email contact
  • Additional calls where needed

15 HOURS PER MONTH

  • Initial discovery call
  • 15 hours of work carried out over the period of one calendar month e.g. if the contract starts on the 3rd April, the hours are valid until the 30th April.
  • Unlimited email contact
  • Additional calls where needed

20 HOURS PER MONTH

  • Initial discovery call
  • 20 hours of work carried out over the period of one calendar month e.g. if the contract starts on the 3rd April, the hours are valid until the 30th April.
  • Unlimited email contact
  • Additional calls where needed

Looking for a subcontractor? I have a limited number of hours each month that I offer at a discounted rate as a subcontractor. If you’re interested in working together in this way, please send me an email at contact@danifairhurst.com