To do your best at your job, you need to be able to focus on it, and the best way to ensure that you are at your most productive is by not getting stretched too thin.
As an entrepreneur, it can be tempting to want to do it all. However, that is not recommended, since you’ll find that you are cutting yourself, and your business short by not doing your best job.
That is why it’s important to consider hiring a Virtual Assistant to help you with the repetitive and time-consuming jobs.
Once you are considering hiring, or ready to hire a VA, there are a few things that you should think about, in order to find the right person for the job.
Virtual and not physical.
Having an employee in-house costs a lot more than just their salary! It takes time to train them, find a physical place (i.e., desk) for them, and there is a good chance that you will have to hire them full-time. A VA will eliminate all of those issues. So, if you are wondering about the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant over a physical one, saving money is an excellent place to start.
What are you looking for?
Before you get started, it’s important that you know exactly what you need a VA for. If you don’t know what you need them for then you won’t know what to look for when hiring one. Do you need help with phone calls, invoicing, or social media management? The best way to figure out the skillset that you need is to take a week (or two) and track what repetitive jobs you do the most, and spend the bulk of your time on.
Hiring a company or an individual.
If you hire an individual VA, there is a good chance that they are working for multiple companies. This will prevent them from putting you first or focusing all their time on you. Companies such as Life of Automation have multiple employees, meaning that they not only have a variety of skill sets but can also help you at a moment’s notice.
Once you know what you need a VA to help you with, and have made the decision between an individual or a company, it’s time to start looking. Feel free to ask questions, and look for qualifications that extend beyond a resume (attention to detail, or a good team-player), and you will find the perfect VA for you and your company.
Your time will then be freed up to focus on the areas of your business that need your attention and help you to build a better, more successful, and ultimately lucrative, company.
How about jumpstarting with our assistants from Life Of Automation? Feel free to check out our services, or better yet, here’s an Ultimate List of Tasks for starters: https://lifeofautomation.com/the-ultimate-list-of-tasks/