Get An Extra Set Of Hands – Hire A Virtual Assistant
One of the “it” things in business today is to hire a virtual assistant. Hours upon hours can be spent thinking of how to develop a business, but the way you spend your valuable time might hinder your company to become successful. So why not get an extra set of hands to help you through all your tasks?
A Virtual PA can help you do the data entry, write your blog, answer emails, manage your calendar, and even become an all-out project manager for your company’s campaign strategy which allows you to focus on more valuable things like dealing with current and prospective clients. It’s definitely one of the main reasons why numerous companies today look to outsourcing.
— Sophie Zollmann (@SophieZo) October 25, 2014
To hire a virtual assistant is to be in two places at one time. You can do business outside the office while your VA takes charge of the administrative tasks that you need to accomplish. You are also able to delegate tasks that are tedious, repetitive, or simply time consuming which then gives room for you to do business or non-business activities like a holiday or a short vacation that you’ve always planned.
Now, how do you hire a virtual assistant that fits your needs? Where do you start? The internet is a key, but can also be a rabbit hole so it is still better to get a direct referral from a friend or colleague who knows how or where look. If you really opt to search online, try to look for companies which provide Virtual Assistant services. Why? Well, there’s a big risk hiring somebody you haven’t physically met or maybe will never meet so how are you going to face these trust and reliability issues? How will you know that they are not goofing around? These concerns are handled by those companies and they take care of the managerial part for you. It will be their responsibility to ensure a smooth experience when you hire from them.
— Ted Vinzani (@TedVinzani) October 24, 2014
Once you’ve chosen where to hire a VA, another important thing is to determine which type of virtual assistant you need. Decide whether you need a project manager or a research assistant. Pull out your to-do list and check those tasks that you think someone offshore can do for you. Note that to hire a VA is like hiring another office employee in a way that there will be a learning and adjustment phase for both parties. There can also be a trial-and-error period. But when it starts to kick, you might be surprised that your virtual worker is able to do more than you initially thought. And when you finally decide to hire a virtual assistant, make sure that you are also aware of all the possibilities that can happen and that you are prepared for them.