I haven't been a regular on Activerain lately. I had to pick and choose places to be during the day and Activerain, although a wonderful community with loads of information, was not a place I could invest in on a consistent basis. Plus, when I started here a few years ago I seemed to be the only VA (that I knew) who was providing social media assistance. That has changed and there are a lot more who are available for informational assistance. That's a good thing, in my opinion. Most of the Rainers on here are pretty savvy with their social media and being tagged in a recent question about Virtual Marketing Assistance has brought up a lot of interesting information that has spurred me on to create this specific blog.
#1. Trust. There appears to be a lot of distrust of my profession and I'm not sure why, but apparently, some have had bad experiences and therefore developed this distrust of the entire industry. I have to say that my profession is no different than your real estate profession. I get up, shower, and start working. You do the same I assume? I'm no better than you and you're no better than me. Sorry, you had a bad experience, but that's not who I am. I work with integrity. I will tell you if I can't provide the results you are seeking then we'll discuss and either re-evaluate or move on.
#2. Lack of "ROI." Again, just like real estate, you can't promise a home will sell in a certain time period and I can't promise your social media will produce "leads." I can promise you I will work like heck to make sure you are on the platforms that you need to be on according to your target demographic information. I can promise you I will keep up on all the latest changes and tools that will make you stand out online. I can promise you I will continue my education so that I know as much as possible to benefit my work for you.
#3. Buyer beware. Yes, someone said they should not recommend a VA unless they've personally worked with them. How does that pan out when Realtors© recommend other Realtors© or people do? I see it all the time. They are called referrals from people who haven't personally worked with that specific person.
In the end, you have to climb out of your comfort zone and take a chance. Will it be a guaranteed home run? Maybe and maybe not, but you will have learned something either way and to me, that is not a bad thing. Have a great day!!