Are you being counter-productivein business…wearing too manyhats?
‘Putting time in your hands & cash in your pockets...’
How to Choose a Virtual AssistantBuilding a business is tough…especially when you’re wearingall the hats!You realize you need anextra hand…but where tostart?
First Things First… Let’s Dispel Some MythsThis is not a hands-off process.Running a virtual office is the same as running a physicalone but has no:• Overheads• Office space• Full-time employees
It All Starts With a Little PlanningStart out with a simple budget and list of tasks you needhelp with. This way you can see what needs doing and what you can afford to get done.
Ask yourself a couple ofImportant Questions 1. How many people will it take to finish these tasks on schedule? 2. Do you need someone just to knock out a current project, or for ongoing help? 3. Which tasks are you willing to delegate?
Clarifying the Job DescriptionYour Virtual Business Consultant must be:• Knowledgeable in the type of tasks you need done• Take an interest in your businessBe sure to include a:• Synopsis of your company• List of programs you work with• Expectations - tasks, education, deadlines,• Any other requirements, such as a questionnaire
Getting Down to The Short-ListBe prepared. Having a specific job descriptions helps candidates decide if they are a match for you. And, ask a few open-ended questions. Get a feel for their qualifications and general character. Clarify your project and discuss their individual accomplishments.
After the Hire Protect Your InvestmentHave all your documents in place:• Contracts• NDA’s (Non-Disclosure Agreements)Be sure there’s a copy for both you and your VA! Clearcommunication avoids misunderstandings.There’ll be a bit of a warm-up period while you get used toworking together – so allow for that.
Boost Productivity and Promote GrowthRest easy, knowing the day-to-day tasks are covered byknowledgeable professionals - dedicated to your success.We understand…Your time is a valuable commodity andfocusing on your core business drives growth.That’s why we tailor our business support services suit you!
Get the Full Story On the BlogDo you use a VA?What tasks do you outsource and what are the benefits toyou? Why not stop on by and connect? We’d love to get your thoughts over on the Red Apple VAS blog.
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