Your brand is flourishing and you are beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed with all that you have to do day-to-day to keep your business going. Maybe you’ve finally gotten to the point where you want to spend less time working and more time with your family.
You think it’s time to hire a Virtual Assistant. What’s a Virtual Assistant? A VA is usually a remote administrative assistant who can support multiple business needs.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant can free up your time to focus on the bigger picture, spend more time with family, or have more time to spend on hobbies you enjoy. Your VA can spend time doing your routine and time-consuming tasks, overall giving you more energy throughout your days.
Additionally, your VA can also be a second pair of eyes and ears. You will have the added benefit of someone working closely with you who can provide a second opinion or insight that you might not have thought of.
So, let’s look at a few tips to take BEFORE for hiring a Virtual Assistant:
First thing first, decide what you need help with. Start by paying attention to what you spend time on during the day or week. What are the routine, repetitive tasks that you can easily delegate to someone else?
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Are you hiring an independent contractor, or would you rather hire an employee for part-time or full-time hours?
It’s important to think about how the VA will be spending their time working for you and what qualifications or skills you may require.
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Everyone can make a resumé or portfolio look impressive, but that doesn’t always mean they are the perfect candidate your specific needs.
The best part about hiring a Virtual Assistant is that you can completely tailor the job role to what you need for your unique business needs.
When you find and train the right person, your workload can feel easier, freeing you up to scale your business in new ways versus alone. Plus with your VA doing tasks that shouldn’t be on your radar at all (like researching or data entry), you’ll have more time and energy to give to your business, family, or personal growth!
August 1, 2022
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