I want to be able to spend more time writing and thinking about writing, so that I can write more books, and write them faster. I have too many ideas, too little time, and I don’t want to sacrifice quality in exchange for speed. But it’s also very important to me that these books reach a wider audience.
As I work to continually improve my craft and write ever-better books, I want those books to spread far and wide. I hope to get my words in front of the eyeballs of the millions of readers who have never heard of me, but who are the perfect audience for the kinds of stories I write. Maybe, like me, they’re even longing for these stories but just don’t know where to find them.
About you, my potential team member(s):
You must be self-motivated and capable of hitting deadlines. When faced with difficulty, you respond with optimism or determination to overcome. You take responsibility for your tasks, and aren’t afraid to admit it when you make the inevitable mistake. When you hit roadblocks, you search out resources to solve your problem, and though you take ownership of your tasks, you aren’t afraid to ask for help if you need it.
Ideally, you will be a reader, but most importantly you must be open to continuous learning, because this industry changes quickly and requires us to both adapt and improve our game to remain competitive.
No degree required, but you must be extremely literate.
Prior experience working as a virtual or author assistant is preferred, but not required. As long as you have the right strengths, with training and guidance you can learn how to do everything.
About the job:
This is a Virtual Assistant position. You will never be obligated to come into an office. Hours and days are flexible, though certain publishing deadlines might ask for occasional (reasonable) “crunch time.” As long as you complete your tasks by deadline and to a high standard of quality, you can fit this work in around your life, other clients, or other job however you want.
The position will include both basic tasks as well as projects. To start with, many of these tasks will be things that you take off my hands, freeing up more of my time for writing and writing-related work. I anticipate a significant period of on-the-job learning to get you accustomed to how I do things. As time goes on and you become comfortable with these tasks, you will also take on larger projects that require you to take control of the outcome, such as expanding my social media presence.
Long-term, I hope to work together with you to find the focus that you enjoy the most, where your skills are being utilized in the places you shine best, and have your work lean into and develop in that area.
To start, I’m offering 10-20 hours a week of work. Hours may vary depending on the current project, but this average will very likely expand as we move beyond just the tasks that I am handing over and into new projects. This expansion might be handled by one person working 20-40 hours per week, but could also be split into multiple positions with specific focuses. Options are flexible.
Tasks and projects MAY include, but are not limited to:
- Scheduling posts
- Applying for promotion opportunities with retailers
- Scheduling and tracking paid promotions with newsletter services
- Updating and managing content on my author website
- Running the Typo Hunting Teams and compiling feedback
- Social media management
- Research projects into various publishing ventures
- Graphic design for ads, websites, and retailer pages (Amazon A+ content, for example).
- Video creation and editing
- Running ARC (Advance Review Copy) teams and/or Street Teams
- Audiobook pre-release review
- Frequent communication with Azalea to gauge success and set goals
You’ll need to have access to a computer with good performance, as well as a high-speed internet connection.
IMPORTANT: This is an independent contractor role, not an employee position.