Hire a Virtual Assistant

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Learn how to hire a Virtual Assistant. Review this presentation to learn the top 5 important differences between a solo-VA or a multiple-Virtual Assistant company; the 4 things you should always be asked in a consultation; what no one tells you about certifications and the average price of a Virtual Assistant.

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Hire a Virtual Assistant

  1. 1. Hire a Virtual Assistant<br />
  2. 2. Multiple Virtual Assistant Company or Solo Practice?<br />
  3. 3. Research: How To Find a VA<br />
  4. 4. Consultation<br />The Virtual Assistant or company should review:<br />
  5. 5. Evaluation<br />
  6. 6. Business Commitment <br />Take note of the answers to these questions to find out if the Virtual Assistant Company is what you are looking for:<br />How long has the Virtual Assistant company been in business?<br />Does the Virtual Assistant company have well thought-out policies and business standards?<br />Does the Virtual Assistant company have strict Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements in place?<br />How is invoicing done? Are clients invoiced by the minute or in 15 minute increments? (Hint: Avoid companies who invoice in 15 minute increments).<br />What are the company’s Core Values? Does the mission statement align with what you need?<br />
  7. 7. Skills, Certifications & Degrees<br />
  8. 8. Pricing<br />Good Virtual Assistance is not cheap, and cheap Virtual Assistance is not good.<br />What is the market rate?: The average rate for a Virtual Assistant is between $35.00 - $70.00 per hour. Virtual Assistants and Virtual Assistant companies who charge less cannot possibly be running a profitable, sustainable business. This type of business will not be around long enough for you to depend on. <br />Why should I avoid choosing a Virtual Assistant based on price?: Think of it this way: what if your customers chose you based on price? You are putting your business functions in someone’s hands, and that person must deliver expertise and quality. <br />
  9. 9. Decision<br />Congratulations on making the decision to hire a Virtual Assistant!<br />You should look forward to business growth and increased work/life balance. <br />

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