Last week I spoke to several small business owners who were interested in hiring a virtual assistant for their businesses but did not know how to go about it. I decided to write a short 3 part series to help them to make the best decisions and to find the best virtual assistant for their needs.
A virtual assistant can help your company in ways you probably haven’t imagined along with freeing up a great deal of your time. You never have to worry about holidays, sick days, payroll taxes, etc. as they are independent business owners and you will only pay for the time spent on your tasks.
However, hiring a VA can be a big boon to your business, or a flop.
What can you do to ensure a greater success rate in hiring a VA?
There are all types of virtual assistants. They come from a variety of different backgrounds and offer a variety of different services. Some are freelancers who call themselves virtual assistants because they work remotely from their home-based office, some are business owners who operate as a business and provide high-level support based on their background and experience. Sometimes VA business owners operate a multi-virtual assistant business where they have a team of virtual assistants who specialize in different areas, so you may work with two or three VA’s through that one company.
When looking for a Virtual Assistant, these options can seem daunting. Below are some steps you can take to make the task easier.