I came across the lovely Marissa Batty from The Savvy Assistant through the Mums with Hustle community, and immediately felt drawn to her friendly, warm energy and can-do attitude! Marissa features a number of virtual support services through her business, ranging from social media management to copyrighting and website design, and I have no doubt is an integral part of the small businesses she works with. Read more about Marissa and The Savvy Assistant below
Tell us more about your business and any specialties you have.
After I had my first child, I realised the 9-5 gig just wasn’t going to accommodate my need for a flexible lifestyle! My dream was to pursue my passions (marketing and writing!) while being an active, readily available parent to my darling son.
So, The Savvy Assistant was born! And I can say with all honesty, this has been my most rewarding career decision to date. I work with small business owners and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through effective, affordable, SAVVY marketing solutions. So in a nutshell, The Savvy Assistant is a Virtual Assistance business specialising in social media management, copywriting and marketing. I get a real buzz helping small businesses make a big slash.
I don’t want to sound cheesy, but I really feel that if you follow your dreams you can’t go wrong. I started with my mac, a website and a heart filled with hope. I knew in my bones the decision to work for myself was right and I’ve been thrilled to work alongside some really wonderful clients since the get-go.
Please give us a rundown of your services and any best sellers.
There’s a real need in this day and age for social media specialists and I have to say this is my most booked service! I stay abreast of trends, social media best practise and compile content strategies for my clients so they don’t have to! Of course, this includes daily posting and monitoring which I get a real kick out of. I’m a complete data nerd so watching stats climb is pretty exciting for me!
I also offer a range of personalised services including; copywriting, digital marketing, advertising, graphic design and strategy & research reports.
What makes your business different to your competitors?
I am amazed at the level of quality and skill out there in my industry and I’m humbled to be part of such a unique niche.
I think it’s all in the name. The Savvy Assistant. I actually am Savvy. I don’t do things in halves. If you ask me for one idea, I will give you three. I take my time analysing market trends and competitors to ensure the work I’m doing is relevant and on-point. I am versatile, creative AND efficient which I believe is a rare but perfect mix in this industry.
I take the time to understand my clients, what their short and long-term goals are and I always keep this in mind. I even write them on a big notice board so their goals become my goals! I’m not in it for quick wins, I want to join and contribute to their journey.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
I am extremely fortunate to do what I love everyday, write! I grew up with my nose permanently buried in books and preferred going to the library than almost anything else. This passion has continued and I’m happy to report that Copywriting is one of my most in-demand services! I’ll write about anything really, from writing speeches about finance to compiling ghost-blogs about parenting, craft social media posts, website copy for e-commerce sites and even e-newsletter content for charities. If there’s words involved, I’m IN!
Most importantly though, I get such a thrill seeing my clients soar! Their happiness is my happiness hands down. I love working on new projects everyday and having the ability to breathe creativity into everything I do. This makes my heart sing more than anything else.
Anything exciting on the horizon for your business?
YES! I’m collaborating on an e-course aimed at supporting entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses. I’ve authored a section about the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant, which is very exciting!
Any special offers or events you'd like to share with us?
I’d like to offer all readers 25% off their first Savvy Service! Simply mention ‘One Small Step Business Coaching’ to redeem this offer.
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