Are you a small business entrepreneur? If so, you know time is money, literally. A virtual assistant helps save you time by taking care of administrative tasks and you can spend that extra time on money-generating opportunities such as networking.
If you are ready to increase your time and money by working with a virtual assistant, below are 6 tips to help you hire a great virtual assistant:
- Have a Plan
Don’t wait until you desperately need help before you hire a virtual assistant. If you wait until you are in a bind and under the gun, you are more likely to engage in bad decision making and, eventually, costly mistakes. Avoid this potential disaster by factoring in outsourcing as part of your business plan.
- Do Your Homework
There are many virtual assistants and organizations around the globe, and you really need to do your research before you hire. If you decide to outsource to a virtual assistant located overseas, be aware of cultural differences. You could possibly spend a lot of your precious time learning how best to communicate with a virtual assistant located in another country because of language barriers and time differences.
- Don’t be a Bargain Hunter
Everyone likes a good bargain, but remember you get what you pay for. If you have found the perfect virtual assistant for you, don’t spend too much time haggling over price. Cheaper isn’t always better in the long run.
- Get it in Writing
Before you begin work with your virtual assistant, have a signed contract in place. Having a signed contract in place eliminates any questions you may have regarding how you will work with your virtual assistant and how much you’ll pay.
- Be Clear About Your Expectations
Once you have hired your virtual assistant, be clear from the very beginning what you consider good work and how you expect the job done. Give clear and precise directions, goals and deadlines for all tasks.
- Start Small
Begin by assigning a small task. This allows you the opportunity to see how your assistant works and the quality of the work. Once the two of you are in sync, begin giving your virtual assistant more and larger tasks. Before you know it, you will find you have more time to spend with friends and family, AND increase your bottom line!
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