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14 Ways A Virtual Assistant Can Help An Artist

A Virtual Assistant for An Artist?

You are an artist. You visualize, you create, and you fashion meaning as well as beauty when you interpret the world around you. Your time is far too valuable to waste it organizing the technical and business parts of your world. That’s where a virtual assistant enters the picture. Virtual assistants can help an artist by managing business particulars such as paperwork, print media, a website and social media. You need someone to help you handle your business details! The support of a virtual assistant will allow you to streamline the business end of your career and pursue your passion: art.

How Will a Virtual Assistant Help You?

  1. Calls for Entries – Your virtual assistant will compile lists of calls for entries as well as send you links to the Prospectus.
  2. Submit forms and applications – A virtual assistant ensures that everything is postmarked in a timely manner.
  3. Gallery research – Your virtual assistant researches and compiles all the pertinent information you need to know about each gallery you are considering.
  4. Alerts for upcoming deadlines – Deadlines aren’t your thing? A virtual assistant’s job is to set up an automatic tickler system which will will email you in advance of each important deadline.
  5. Find a photographer – Do you need a professional to preserve your art? Your virtual assistant will find the right person for the job.
  6. Put images on disc or memory stick – Your virtual assistant can arrange to have photos of your artwork uploaded to a portable storage device and then shipped to you.
  7. Print media – A virtual assistant will create postcards, business cards, brochures and any other print media needed for your business as well as your upcoming shows.

 

There’s So Much More…

  1. Order supplies – Do you need art supplies or office supplies? Your virtual assistant orders whatever you need and has it shipped to you.
  2. Find classes and workshops – Virtual assistants are ‘at home’ on the Internet and can locate classes and workshops for you.
  3. Promotional information – Are you looking to increase your name recognition? As an artist you need to be. Need your information submitted to various publications? Your virtual assistant will get the word out effortlessly.
  4. Shipping – If you need your artwork shipped, the virtual assistant will make sure it is handled with care.
  5. Format labels for your art – Your virtual assistant will make professional labels for your artwork.
  6. Create a website – A website is essential to success for the modern artist, so your VA can create a website that dramatically showcases your unique artwork.
  7. Social media – Are you still marketing your art the old fashioned way? A virtual assistant will launch your business into social media (Facebook, Twitter) and additionally link and synchronize all of your accounts flawlessly.

 

As an Artist, You Should Be Creating, Not Managing Your Website or Paperwork

If you are an artist who wants to spend your time creating instead of managing documents, files or performing administrative tasks, we highly recommend that you find a virtual assistant. Let a virtual assistant take over the nitty-gritty details, so you will be free to do what’s really important. You will be so glad you did!

Are you an artist that uses a virtual assistant? Will you tell us about your experience in the comment section below?

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