7 Reasons Your Dance Studio Needs a Virtual Assistant
Does your dance studio need a Virtual Assistant?
As a Dance Studio owner, you’re in charge of every aspect of your business. You’re a teacher. And a business owner. You are in charge of marketing, administration, finances, budgeting, supplies, people management and event coordination.
That’s a lot to deal with.
However, hiring a full-time assistant can be a very costly expense. But, you’d love some help with the little tasks around the studio.
I’ve got the solution!
You need a Virtual Assistant.
By working with a Virtual Assistant, you get an on-demand assistant without the full-time salary.
You Have Better Things To Do
Let’s say you’ve purchased a brilliant new dance studio management program. Adding all the names of your students into that new fancy software is something that must be done.
But does that mean that you have to be the one who does that?
You have better things to do. Such as running your dance studio or teaching your classes. Therefore, working with a Virtual Assistant means that you can focus your energy on the things most important to you: your students, your classes, your teachers, your free time.
You’ll Be Able to Expand Your Dance Studio Business
Perhaps you’ve been looking at introducing a new dance style into your studio. It’s a great idea: it’ll boost numbers, increase income and diversify your studio’s offering.
However, that also means you’ll have to train a new teacher, input new students and parents into your management software and it means… more admin.
Or you want to advertise your new range of studio-branded competition warm up clothing, but you don’t have time to set up an online shopping platform. And again, this means…more admin.
A Virtual Assistant can create and manage these administrative systems, while you are working! As you teach your class, your Virtual Assistant is updating your studio management software. As you train your new teacher, your online shopping platform is being created.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
You’ll Have More Time For Ongoing Training
New repertoire courses and updated syllabus seminars are important to you. However, taking that day off from the studio also means less time to focus on your customer service, parent queries, classes and admin.
Maybe you’ve seen those online courses, advertising ways to improve your dance studio or retain your students. For instance, the Dance Studio Owners Association‘s online courses – all of which I highly recommend from personal experience.
You’d love to do one of those courses, but you simply don’t have the time. Contracting a Virtual Assistant to help you with those tasks means you will have the time to do such courses – guilt-free!
You’ll Have Time for Yourself
Splitting your time into so many different directions means that there is very little time left over for you.
Your evenings, weekends and holidays are being taken up by mundane admin tasks, instead of quality time with your family and friends or just some down-time to relax.
By working with a Virtual Assistant, you get an on-demand assistant without the full-time salary. So you get more time to do the things you love.
No more boring data entry or 2AM invoices or Saturday afternoons scrambling to create next week’s lesson plans.
Let your Virtual Assistant take care of it!
You Can Go Away Without Worrying
Have you gone on holiday, only to find yourself checking your emails and answering parent phone calls and text messages?
You don’t have to do that anymore!
Your Virtual Assistant can set up auto-reply systems for you or, they can handle the incoming calls and emails on your behalf. The assistant can also make sure that your class schedules stay up to date or that your teachers have the information they need while you enjoy your well-deserved break.
You Can Work With a Budget That Suits You
Because a Virtual Assistant is not a full-time employee, it’s much easier to budget for this kind of admin or creative or marketing work.
Most Virtual Assistants charge per hour, per project or on a retainer basis, and the pricing is usually flexible. This means you can find a pricing option that suits you and your dance studio.
You Can Rock Your Online Presence
Perhaps Social Media or email marketing isn’t your strong suit. But, all those articles you read about building your dance studio business suggest digital marketing.
Let the Virtual Assistant do it for you! They will design graphics for your social media posts, monitor your social pages for comments and questions and post great content that suits your dance studio brand and spirit!
You won’t have to worry about writing Facebook posts, or editing Instagram photos or sending out email newsletters. It can all be done for you (with your approval, of course!)