If you are thinking about hiring a virtual assistant first, Congratulations. It’s a smart business move. That being said, there are a few things to consider to ensure you have successful and productive experience. Here are 4 things to consider when hiring a VA:
How do you communicate? Working with a virtual assistant means the majority of your interaction will be via email with minimal contact via Skype or telephone for check-ins, updates, etc.
Are you able to delegate? The purpose of a virtual assistant is for you to outsource non-monetizing tasks that take time away from growing your business. You must be willing to let tasks go and trust that your VA can handle it. If you’re not sure what types of tasks to delegate check my previous blog Real Bosses Delegate
Are you Tech Savvy? You don’t have to be up on all the latest technology but you must have basic computer skills. If you’re reading this I’m pretty sure you fit the bill. If you are not comfortable using email, digital files and cloud based systems, a VA may not be a good fit.
What are your goals? Do you know what you want to accomplish by hiring a VA? What do you want your VA to do? Do you have a clear scope of work. If you’re not sure of the project or tasks you want completed neither is your VA. You must be able to give clear direction.
Outsourcing is an awesome way to save time and money. It can also be intimidating if you’ve never done it. Don’t worry take the bull by the horns and jump in. It’s worth it. For more information on choosing a virtual assistant for your business or guidance on streamlining your business be sure to join the mailing list and get your free consultation.