hire a virtual assistant for indie author

Hire a Virtual Assistant for an Indie Author

Hi! I’m Sara Watterson, a YA author and former freelance web and graphic designer. I love online marketing, advertising, social media, web publishing, and design almost as much as I love writing. This love drives me to help other authors and is why I started a virtual assistant service for authors.

Whether you need to offload some of your tasks on an as-needed basis or with a dedicated amount of time, I’m here to help. If you’re looking to hire a virtual assistant for an indie author, consider me!

Why you should hire me:

Not only am I a graphic and web designer, but I’m also a self-published author, so I have first-hand experience with the entire process.

I have years of experience as a profitable blogger. Think SEO, keywords, web design, graphic design, etc. And all in the book world! (See my website, www.bookseriesrecaps.com, where I now host an average of 60,000 visitors a month. Because of this website, I’m also uniquely positioned to promote YA series authors in particular.)

I also have a working knowledge of the following:

  • Photoshop
  • WordPress
  • Mailchimp (or others such as Mailerlite)
  • Amazon Ads
  • Keywords, SEO, & Google Analytics
  • Google Drive, MS Office, Apple Pages, Scrivener
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Who I’m looking to work with:

  • Fiction or non-fiction authors who live in the United States.
  • Authors who have professionally designed book covers (I am not a cover designer, but I only wish to work with authors who have invested in professional, to-market book covers.)
  • I work from home, so if I wouldn’t want my teenage children to read your book or see your marketing messages or imagery, I cannot work for you.

Services I offer:

  • Creation of graphics for web, social media, or anything
  • Social media management and/or research for posts
  • Assist in book launch tasks
  • Create or update your WordPress website, including SEO, keywords, contact forms, connecting a mailing list, image formatting, aesthetics, analytics, spam prevention & security
  • Manage or help with Mailchimp or Mailerlite and design emails
  • Manage Amazon Ads and conduct keywords research and ad optimization
  • Format manuscripts into print-ready epubs
  • Help with KDP, including keywords, description suggestions, A+ content, and price promotions
  • Set books up with Ingram Spark
  • Help you come up with blog ideas that will drive traffic (keywords, SEO, etc.) and repurpose these ideas into social media posts
  • Make slides for a presentation
  • If there is something else you have in mind, let me know, and I’ll get back to you on whether or not I think it’s something I can do.
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Hire a virtual assistant for an indie author

I’m available at an hourly rate either on an as-needed basis during your busy periods or for a dedicated amount of time each week or month.

Hourly rate: $30 per hour billed by the 6th of an hour

Billing: I bill weekly on Fridays via Venmo, CashApp, or Paypal

Special offer

My hourly rate is $30 an hour, but I would like to offer three hours of work at half price ($15 per hour) as a test run of my services. During this time, I can create graphics, work on your website, research keywords, help brainstorm ideas, or do anything listed above!

Contact me today!

hire a virtual assistant for independent authors