Episode 61 | Virtual Assistants Hit and MessBusinesses need to hire out their work. Online businesses often hire virtual assistants to help them tackle the day to day tasks that keep them from working on other important things. Join our expert, Rochelle Sanchez, as she shares the when and what you need to hire out and how to get ready.
“Do what you do best and outsource the rest.” – Peter Drucker
Project Manager & Business Coach
I’m thinking of hiring a virtual assistant. I’m struggling to find out which tasks can be outsourced and how to trust someone with my brand. Basically I don’t know where or how to start.
First, it is important to have a marketing plan in place before you hire a virtual assistant.
If you are investing in another person or team then you need to know what the ROI of the tasks you are giving to them. ROI is the return on investment.
It is important to know how you want your business to grow before you hire help.
Start by making a list of the things you are doing that you don’t want to do.
If you are not good at something, or you don’t like something then hire it out.
Start tracking your time. Toggl is a great free tool for tracking your time.
Knowing how much time tasks are taking will give you more appreciation when you no longer have to do those tasks.
Appreciation and having a relationship can often lead to a long-term relationship with your virtual assistant.
Social media is a great way to meet and get to know potential virtual assistants.
Look for clients that are referring their VA on social media.
You can also give a virtual assistant a test project before hiring them.