3 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Virtual Assistant

Businesses aren’t just money-making opportunities. For some, it’s their passion and their life. If you are one of those that treat their businesses like a part of themselves, you know how crucial it is to find a virtual assistant that will help you reach success and at the same time, someone you can work well with. 

Identify the tasks you need done

Do you think you’re ready to hire a virtual assistant for your business? Before you start picking from a huge pool of talented and intelligent individuals, better sit down and identify what your virtual assistant needs to do or what tasks are you looking to help someone with. In a piece of paper, write down all of the tasks that you need to accomplish. With everything listed, separate them into three sections. You can use a highlighter or three different sheets for the partition. 

Tasks you feel comfortable assigning to somebody

In daily business operations, chances are, there are tasks that you can trust a complete stranger to accomplish. These can be mundane yet essential tasks that require minimal skill levels to finish such as, data entry, basic organization, bog management, etc. 

Tasks you don’t feel comfortable assigning to somebody

After you’ve listed all of the tasks that you feel comfortable assigning to somebody, you will realize that there’s a lot on your list that remains. This can only mean either of these two things: the task is rather significant to be assigned to somebody or, you can complete the task by yourself.

If the tasks fall on the latter, you can hire specialized virtual assistants that focus on areas that general VAs can’t accomplish such as website creation, video and photography editing and more.  

In this regard, there are two virtual assistant classifications to know: 

General or All-Around Virtual Assistant – paid through an hourly rate, these virtual assistants can do anything that you assign them with.

Specialized Virtual Assistant – unlike general or all-around virtual assistants, they charge a higher hourly rate and can be trusted on a specific task since they pride themselves on their expertise in that field. 

Tasks that you’ll have to accomplish yourself

Unfortunately, there are tasks that you cannot assign to your general VA or specialized VA because it takes you to accomplish them. These tasks can be one of the following: attending client or customer meetings, one-on-one coaching sessions, Facebook or Instagram lives, content creation, etc.

Where To Find A Great Virtual Assistant

After determining all of the tasks and the number of virtual assistants you’re going to hire, only one crucial step remains, finding these individuals.

Luckily, the internet is an ocean for these wonderful, amazing and dedicated persons. You can search for these people on Facebook Groups, Linkedin, Google Searches, Freelancing websites such as Fiverr and Upwork.

While you’re on the hunt for the most suitable candidate, one recommendation you should follow is to read page reviews.

An experienced virtual assistant would know how essential honest reviews are for client bookings.

These reviews will guide your decision of finding the perfect VA that is fit for your business.

Always remember, a rushed decision never works out in your favor. 

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