The world of online service-based businesses is becoming increasingly popular, and with that comes the need for a qualified virtual project manager. A Virtual Project Manager is a professional who works remotely to manage the projects of an online service-based business.

A Virtual Project manager can help an agency by providing a structure and process to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the desired quality. It helps to define goals, identify resources needed, plan activities, monitor progress, and make adjustments as needed. It also helps to coordinate communication between different stakeholders and manage the risks associated with projects. Finally, project management helps to identify and measure performance and results, so that an agency can learn from their projects and take corrective measures where necessary. According to Ziprecruiter, in a nutshell, a Virtual Project Manager’s job is to lead every worker on the team, set deliverable timelines for a project, and keep everyone on the same wavelength.

As a VPM, I can work in 2 ways. One is by setting up business & project templates so that you can manage your own tasks yourself, or have your OBM or Virtual Assistant do so. This way, each project you will need to undertake now or in the future is fully mapped and includes every step of the process. Mapping is fully editable and can be duplicated as many times as you like! No worries, I always walk my clients & their key players through the process, so there’s never any question as to how!

The second way a VPM can support an online business or agency, is by being responsible for overseeing the entire process of a project, from intake of scope to implementation. They will work with the business to develop a plan for the project, identify resources needed, and monitor progress. They can also serve as a liaison between the business and the customer, ensuring that the customer’s needs are met.

A virtual project manager’s services can be beneficial for a number of reasons. They can help businesses save time, money, and resources by streamlining processes and ensuring that all tasks are being completed on time and within budget. They can also help to ensure that projects are completed with the highest quality standards and that customer satisfaction is met.

A Virtual PM (Project Manager) is not to be confused with a digital PM. A digital project manager is responsible for the planning and execution of a digital project, while a virtual project manager is responsible for planning and executing a project that is conducted remotely. Digital project managers are typically focused on the technical aspects of a project, such as coding, design, and content management. Virtual project managers, on the other hand, work with clients to develop strategies, manage resources, and monitor progress. They are also responsible for communicating with clients and delivering results. Digital project managers usually work solely with a team of developers, while virtual project managers can work independently. But, a VPM can also manage tech projects such as web design or membership platform building. 

A virtual project manager can help map out and manage timelines, team members, as well as liaise between client and team on a wide variety of projects, including: 

❇ Web development
❇ Digital marketing
❇ Content creation and management
❇ Graphic design projects
❇ Social media management
❇ Online course development
❇ Membership platform building
❇ Product launch campaigns
❇ Copywriting
❇ Email blasts and funnel creation
❇ Backend operations of agencies & client businesses
❇ Onboarding & offboarding team members and clients

Project mapping and management keeps projects moving with a momentum and flow, which helps minimize error and delay. This can help to boost customer satisfaction and increase the business’s reputation. It can also help to reduce the amount of time and money spent on the project, as well as improve the overall efficiency of the process.

Having a virtual project manager is an asset for online service-based businesses of all sizes. To learn more about how my knowledge, experience with online agencies, and skill can help your online team or agency, check out: