how to hire your first virtual assistant
Tips for Hiring the Most Important Member of Your Team
to Grow Your Business
About The e-book
Hiring a VA, or virtual assistant, can be one of the hardest decisions to make. You have to make two decisions at once really. The first is to finally HIRE SOMEONE, which means allocating money to pay someone. The next is TRAINING. Both of these decisions can seem daunting at times, especially when you are trying to pay the bills. Hiring my own team took me much longer than it should have because I was convinced I couldn’t afford it AND no one was going to do the jobs I needed done the way I would.
Doees any of this sound like you? AWESOME, that means you are in the exact right place.
I was right where you were about 10 years ago when I started my first business. I struggled with scaling my business, to taking on more than a few clients because I simply couldn’t do “all of the work”, plus also market my business, create new content (everyone says you need new content right?) and keep up with my social media accounts.
There were alot of 16-18 days in the beginning. I slowly realized I really needed help, more than I needed control of EVERYTHING, and that is when I was able to make the shift to creating my “Dream Team”.
That is what my ebook is about – how to hire and work with your first VA. I can promise you, you will NOT be able to grow your business and achieve your goals without help. And I won’t lie and say the initial process is easy, but it’s not impossible either. You need to get organized, get some systems into place and be open to delegating. If you can do those three things, you can have the business you always dreamed of having and get your life back.
Hiring my own team took me much longer than it should have because I was convinced I couldn’t afford it AND no one was going to do the jobs I needed done the way I would.
of Hiring a VA
Set The Standards
Your Work, Your Way
Your New VA
Tasks To Delegate
Finding the Right VA
For Your Business
The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant
When it’s time to take your business to the next level, the natural first step is to hire a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant is a service provider who takes over some tasks or aspects of your business. They’re “virtual” because they don’t work with you in an office, but at some remote location where you’re in touch with them through the Internet.
With your virtual employee, you’re ready to start growing your business and taking it to new places.
What prompts many solo business owners to hire their first virtual assistant is the desire to get rid of simple tasks that slow down their workday. These are most often routine tasks that anyone can do. When you have to do everything yourself, these tasks bog you down. If you can outsource them to a professional remotely, you’ll have more time to focus on important things like growing your business.
Hiring a virtual assistant can also help you eliminate tasks you hate doing (although this shouldn’t be the sole reason for hiring a VA). You can remove stressful tasks or ones you’re not great at.
But hiring a virtual assistant doesn’t just help you free up space in your schedule. It also allows you to achieve more than you could on your own. Your VA might have skills you don’t have. They may be able to accomplish the tasks you delegate to them more quickly or efficiently than you can. A VA can save you both time and money.
It’s a quick and easy ready focused on getting you in the right mindset to get organized to start your VA search. See the bottom of the page for a more in-depth training on this topic, which takes you step-by-step through the process.
You can complete the online course in about 6 hours, starting and stopping as you need to. There are also some great resources available through the course as well.
About the author.
Lisa has over 25 years of corporate administrative experience and 10 of those years were as a virtual professional.
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