When you think of an influencer, what comes to mind? Do you think of someone with a large following on social media? What about a trendsetter or someone who is always in the know when it comes to the latest fashion or beauty trends? While all of these things may be true, being an influencer is about more than just having a large social media following. It’s also about having credibility and trustworthiness among your followers. And one of the best ways to establish this legitimacy is by setting up a virtual office.
In this blog post, we will discuss how virtual offices (VO) can help you grow your influencer business and boost your productivity.
What is a Virtual Office?
A Virtual Office is a subscription-based service that combines the physical aspects of having a real office address with the benefits of working remotely. In addition to a premium business address, virtual offices offer mail scanning, mail handling and mail notifications, that members will receive via email or SMS. Higher-level virtual office subscriptions offer access to additional services such as corporate meeting rooms, on-site facilities, hot desks and package/mail storage.
At Workit Spaces, we offer Virtual Office packages starting from $65/month + GST, which grant members access to hot desks, meeting rooms, photography studios, cycloramas, exclusive discounts from our eCommerce merchants, and additional Workit business services.
Virtual Offices for Influencers
Credibility and Professionalism
A virtual office can give you the best of both worlds – the flexibility to work comfortably from home when you need to, while also having a plausible business address that can be used on websites, social media platforms, and marketing materials. As mentioned before, one of the most important things for an influencer is to maintain professionalism among their followers. Influencers may not be regarded as business experts since their brand is often seen as a hobby or something done for leisure. Therefore, associating a business address with a profile, will give influencers an instant boost of credibility with their followers, as well as potential clients or brands they may want to work with. As a result, influencers will have a better chance of partnering with brands and sponsors, which is increasingly important when it comes to the competitive influencer scene.
On top of this, from a secure and trustworthy standpoint, utilising an external address is a more safe option. Influencers that utilise their home address run the risk of having their personal information and address published online, which may result in dangerous consequences, such as harassment or death threats.
YouTubers, Instagrammers, and other social media Influencers often work from home. This can be great for maintaining a healthy work-life balance, however, there are some drawbacks to working from home that an influencer should consider. First and foremost, when you work from home your personal and professional life can become very blurred. This can be detrimental to your mental health and well-being. Additionally, if you are trying to grow your Influencer business, working from home can make it difficult to appear professional and trustworthy. A virtual office is the perfect solution for social media Influencers who want to maintain a healthy work-life balance, whilst also growing their business.
Access to Resources at an Affordable Price
Virtual offices provide a wide range of tools and resources to assist Youtuber’s and influencers to run a business effectively. First, they may improve their earnings by using a virtual office’s official business address service to send invoices hassle-free. Influencers can also utilise services including call forwarding and mail handling to improve their productivity and efficiency while working from home. They may have their calls and emails forwarded to a personal phone or email address. This way, influencers can respond to their followers in a timely manner without having to be tied to a desk all day.
Virtual Offices can also assist influencers in assessing business opportunities with confidence. For example, if an influencer is considering a brand collaboration, they can use the virtual office’s meeting room as a professional space to sign contracts or hold business meetings. As a result, clients or collaborators may have more faith in business opportunities and plan ahead for the future with ease.
What’s more – influencers often have to balance a number of responsibilities at the same time, such as managing their social media channels, producing content, coordinating sponsors and partnerships, and maintaining a personal life. Having a designated space to manage business affairs can assist influencers to better organise their thoughts, ideas and tasks.
In the case of Workit Spaces’ VO subscriptions, members have access to meeting rooms, studios, event spaces and other on-site facilities, should they need to host an influencer meet-up, product-launch, collaborate with other creatives, shoot content to promote gifted products or film a video.
Opportunity for Brand Collaborations
Virtual Offices can help you build a network of like-minded professionals. When you become a member of a virtual office, you have the opportunity to meet other business professionals who are also looking to grow their businesses. You can exchange ideas and collaborate with one another to build a stronger Influencer business.
For example, at Workit Spaces we offer regular networking events and workshops that our members can take advantage of. These events allow movers and shakers to meet other creatives, learn new skills, link up, and initiative conversation for project collaborations – which in turn can improve influencer exposure.
Making a Positive Impression by Setting Up a Virtual Office.
If you’re an Influencer looking for a way to take your business and profile to the next level, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance, a virtual office is the perfect solution for you! With a virtual office, you can build trust with your followers, maintain a flexible work-life balance, access resources and amenities, and network with other like-minded professionals – all without breaking the bank.
What are you waiting for? Contact us at Workit Spaces today to learn more about how we can help you grow your Influencer business!