The world of business doesn’t stop just because you decide to take a vacation. There are certain aspects that will need running while you’re away.
How you run it all will depend on the time that you take off. If you’re taking a long, holiday weekend then you’ll probably get away with the bare minimum. If you’re going away for a month-long vacation, then you’ll need to hire some help.
Here’s a look at what your business needs when you take a vacation.
Someone to Answer Emails
You’ll need to let people know that you won’t get back to them right away. This is especially the case if you’re going away for a week or two or plan to be away during the usually working week.
Hiring a virtual assistant is a great way to manage this. In fact, outsourcing regularly to one means that your emails are taken care of and you get to concentrate on your business. If you don’t want to hire one, you could setup an email alert to let people know you’re away and when you’ll return to reply to emails.
I set up the alerts, but don’t bother for weekends. I will set them up for long vacations, though.
Someone to Get Content Up
Blogging when you’re away is essential. You don’t want your blog to lose steam and run out of visitors.
The best way of managing this is by hiring a blogger to handle everything while you’re away. A blogger may even offer a package that includes the posting of content for you rather than just the writing, so you can sit back and watch your content get out there.
Blogging is an art. It’s important to get someone who knows what they’re doing to help your business. And you need to keep the momentum going to really benefit, even when you’re away.
Someone to Manage Your Customer Services
When people get in touch, they want to be answered right away. That means they need your customer services to reach out. If you’re away, you’ll need someone else to do this.
It’s not enough to say that you’re away and will get back to them. They have a problem right now and they want it solved. They can’t wait…at least, they don’t think they can.
This is where virtual assistants really come in handy. They are able to make sure requests, complaints, and everything else is handled when you’re not available. Even if you are available, they can make your life easier.
Someone to Manage Your Social Media
When you run a business, your social media marketing is a powerful tool. Even when you’re away, this needs to keep going. This means you need to set something up to manage it.
Having a social media expert is the best way to do it all. You should consider hiring someone to manage your social media on a daily basis. This is someone who understands how to use hashtags, how to track your posts, and when to bother promoting them as sponsored content.
While you’re away, your social media manager is there to answer messages and deal with complaints or troll comments, so you don’t have to.
Do you have these people in place for your business? Some can be doubled up, while others you’ll want to hire individuals for the specific roles. These are what your business needs when you take a vacation, without any excuses.