Writing a book is so much more than putting words onto paper. There’s a laundry list of things to do before the first word makes it onto paper. Once you’ve written 60,000 words more, you still have work to do. Editing, organization, and marketing, just to name a few.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant could be your golden ticket to writing and launching your next book. If you’re currently writing or considering writing a book, here are 5 ways a Virtual Assistant can partner with you.
5 Tasks Every Author Should Outsource To A Virtual Assistant
Often times, there is a lot of research that goes into writing a book. If you plan to quote statistics or facts in your book, outsource research to a Virtual Assistant. Rather than spend countless hours going down rabbit holes, a Virtual Assistant will be able to dig in and report back with the research you need and keeping you from becoming distracted.
2. Proofreading and Editing
Before going to print, there are several passes to be reviewed. Hire the keen eye of a Virtual Assistant who will catch not only spelling and grammatical errors but also check the formatting, so you can move forward with projects that need your attention.
3. Public Relations
Hiring a Virtual Assistant to schedule podcast interviews, guest blog posts, and reach out to influencers in your niche will set you on the right track to promote your book. When outsourcing PR, it’s important to work with a Virtual Assistant who has strong communication skills and solid follow through. PR can be challenging at times but having someone on your team who is organized and persistent will pay off during your book launch.
4. Social Media Management
Social Media Management is than scheduling a few posts or throwing up a random tweet. When you outsource Social Media Management to a Virtual Assistant, they can create a social media strategy with book teasers, images, and engage with groups and influencers who will be interested in your book. Don’t underestimate the power of social media engagement.
5. Communicate With Your Publisher
Prepare yourself. There will be one million and one emails between you and your publisher. If you aren’t careful, important details will get lost in the cracks. Rather than manage this on your own, hire a Virtual Assistant to communicate with your publisher. This role will require a strong Executive Administrative Assistant who will keep all communication organized and ensure that you have everything you need before, during, and after the book.
For more ideas on what to outsource to a Virtual Assistant, download our free Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Things Done: 50 Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant and decide what you can outsource to your Virtual Assistant and get some quick wins.