To much to do and not enough time to do it? Need help but don’t know where to start, then keep reading to see how to hire a virtual assistant.
If you’re overwhelmed by everything you need to get done and there never seems to be enough time in the day, I have four tips that that will to help you to hire a virtual assistant so you can start checking things off that ever growing to-do list.
Determine what you need.
The best way to do this is to place a dollar amount on every task that you do. How much is it costing you to accomplish it. Is your time better spent creating graphics for social media, or talking to potential clients. You should be working on the tasks that are generating money, while delegating what is costing you money.
Company VS. Freelancer.
The biggest plus for going through a company instead of a freelancer is time. A company will have already vetted virtual assistants and understand their unique skill set. You know they will possess the exact skills you need to get the job done. With freelancers you could be spending hours going through different people, hoping to come across that ONE. You will have to check references, interview them, and ensure they have the skills that match your needs. The whole point is to save you time right, not cost you more time.
Know your budget.
How much can you afford to pay monthly? Be realistic, not only on what you can afford, but you also need to keep in mind the skills that are going to be required for the tasks you’re needing help with. Don’t expect a lambo for the cost of a pinto.
Be upfront about your current systems.
Do you already have systems in place for your tasks? If you do, great. Once your virtual assistant is trained in those systems, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running. If systems aren’t in place, don’t worry. Your virtual assistant can help you make order out of chaos. Just be sure you have clear communication with them. This is the key to a successful relationship.
If you want more information on why hiring a virtual assistant is the best move you can make, check out this blog.