Making the decision that you need help in your business is easy, however taking the next step to delegate the work out to another person is not as easy. We tend to think we can do it all, but the reality is we can’t, and we really shouldn’t try to do everything required to run a successful business.
Hiring a virtual assistant to take some of the burden off your plate usually turns out to be the best decision you can make for yourself and your business. But how do you find someone that will fit your needs, the culture of your business and relate to your personality?
The easiest way to do this is to start making lists that include the following information.
List #1 : business operations that you would like to delegate.
List #2 : business operations that you hate to do.
Is it book-keeping, marketing, online research, scheduling appointments, etc…?
List # 3 : professional skills that you want a virtual assistant to have.
List # 4 : your personality traits and what kind of personality you think you would work well with.
Do you want to work with a creative mind, an analytical mind, someone who is not afraid to share their thoughts with you, or someone who will just take direction and do the job?
Once you have your lists completed, the best thing to do is to work with a professional placement company who can review your needs and discuss exactly what your objectives are for hiring a virtual assistant. You will want to be matched with professional VA’s who have been pre-screened for you. Someone that you know will be equipped to accomplish your goals and will be an asset to your organization.
Working with the right virtual assistant or virtual team can give you the time to devote your full attention to your business growth and development. Investing the time to build the right virtual team will help you scale your company to the next level.
What helped you choose your virtual assistant?