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Top Virtual Assistant Services for 2012

By Angie Nelson

Home-based business options continue to expand. Whether you have been forced into entrepreneurship or are considering it by choice, there has never been a better time to start an online business. Online service providers continue to be in-demand. If you are looking to become a virtual assistant, or looking to expand your existing VA business’ services, here are three service areas to consider for 2012.

Blog Services has been a popular Virtual Assistant niche for the past few years. I do not see a decline occurring soon. Not only are more businesses coming online and looking at blogs for marketing their products or services, Google has implemented updates recently that aim to bring fresh content to searchers. Blogs are the perfect platform for providing fresh content.

A Blog Service Provider may offer, among other things:

  • WordPress Installation and Set-Up
  • Blogger Migration
  • Blog Marketing
  • Writing and Scheduling Content
  • Guest Posting Services (Content Creation, Submission, Engagement with Readers)
  • Commenting Services

Social Marketing has been another hot service offering in recent years. Social networking continues to grow, and new networking platforms are introduced every year. It is no longer just about Twitter and Facebook. We now have Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and more. Social marketing is not only necessary for online businesses; many Virtual Assistants are carving themselves a niche by offering specialized services to local businesses also.

A Social Marketing Assistant may offer:

  • Social Networking Profile Set-Up
  • Updates and Engagement
  • Video Marketing
  • Forum Marketing
  • Local Social Engagement (Yelp, Foursquare, Meetup)

Book Marketing Services are on the rise as more and more authors are turning to self-publishing. While self-publishing opens the door for many more authors to have their written works printed, it also puts many of the aspects that would otherwise be handled by a publishing company in the hands of the author.

A Book Marketing Expert could potentially offer:

  • Author Website or Blog Set Up and Maintenance
  • Social Networking Profile Set Up and Ongoing Updates and Engagement
  • Editing, Formatting and Submission of Digital Book Versions to Online Selling Platforms
  • Virtual Book Tours
  • Offline Marketing

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the services a Virtual Assistant may offer. And, this is a home business that will allow you to evolve. The online world is constantly changing. Your service offerings can be modified to meet these changes.

Angie Nelson is a Virtual Assistant, blogger and founder of The Work at Home Wife where she provides valuable information for becoming a successful home business owner. From home-based business ideas to how to make money blogging, The Work at Home Wife can help you make money from home.

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