Are you an overworked entrepreneur longing for the freedom to focus on the big picture for your business? Are you ready to delegate those repetitive, time-sucking tasks that someone other than you should be doing? Then it’s time to hire a virtual assistant. Hiring the best virtual assistant for your business can be exciting yet scary, but certainly the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself. But how do you go about it?
Create a Solid Game Plan for Choosing the Best Virtual Assistant for Your Business
Hiring the best virtual assistant starts with your needs. What do you need the most help with right now? Take inventory of every responsibility and task. A good way to do this is to take notes throughout the day. As you work, jot down everything you’re currently doing that should be delegated and anything you simply just do not want to do. Do this every day, Monday through Friday. Consider repetitive monthly tasks and jot them down, too.
Determine a Budget
Determine a monthly budget for your new virtual assistant. Start with what you know you can afford to pay for outsourcing each month. Now, ask yourself how much time it takes you to accomplish the tasks you need to outsource. If you’re not sure, plan for 2.5 hours per week, 10 hours total per month.
By delegating your work, you’re leveraging your time and talents to do what you’re best at doing, what you love to do. And hiring a virtual assistant gives you the time you need to focus on your vision and generate more revenue. As your business grows, so will your need to delegate more work to your virtual assistant. They will gladly take on more hours and responsibilities to help you remain focused.Hiring a virtual assistant gives you the time you need to focus on your vision and generate more revenue. Click To Tweet
Do the Research
Now it’s time to do the research. Peruse websites (LinkedIn profiles and other social media platforms, too) to gather as much information about virtual assistants as possible. Even if a colleague highly recommends a virtual assistant, thank them for the recommendation, but do your own homework.
- Do they have a website? Is it professional and up to date?
- Search for reviews and endorsements
- If they have a Portfolio Page, view examples of their work
- Look over their Services Page
Make sure the virtual assistant you’re researching is a good fit for the type of work you need to outsource. And if you don’t see services for tasks you need to delegate on a website, don’t fret! Just ask. If they can’t do it for you, they know a fellow virtual assistant who can. Virtual assistants are great networkers.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Schedule a time to speak with the virtual assistant you are considering. Then, compile a list of questions to get the most out of your call. Be prepared to tell the virtual assistant about the tasks you want to delegate to them.
After the call, take a few minutes to assess the conversation.
- Was there good communication between the virtual assistant and you?
- Did they provide a solution to your problem(s)?
- Do you sense the possibility of a great working relationship with this virtual assistant?
- Are they enthusiastic?
- Is this virtual assistant truly interested in your success?
And while you’re waiting for a proposal, email additional questions that you have to them. This is a good way to see their level of responsiveness and their desire to help you take care of your business tasks.
Now, Work Together
Taking the time to inventory your tasks and responsibilities, determine a budget, and research virtual assistants will create a solid game plan to follow. And following these simple guidelines will help you choose the best virtual assistant for your business. The freedom to focus on those things you do best is within reach with a virtual assistant on your team. Now that’s leverage!
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