Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant

Hiring a Virtual Assistant? Avoid these mistakes.

If you’ve got more tasks in a day than you can sanely handle in your business—especially after automating everything that can be automated—then you really do need to consider hiring a virtual assistant. Before you go hiring a virtual assistant though, here are a few mistakes I see business owners make in the process. My hope is that, in reading this post, you can be mindful of the common pitfalls of the new VA relationship, avoid them, and keep the associated time/stress levels as low as possible. Here goes:   Not knowing what you plan to outsource and how In addition to thinking about the exact tasks you are comfortable …

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Hiring a Virtual Assistant? Do These 5 Things

The Case for Hiring A Virtual Assistant

I have a pet peeve. I don’t like the phrase ‘virtual assistant’. It feels like there is this big misconception that virtual assistants are temporary solutions… that we are simply a stop-gap for low-level administrative tasks. We can be so.much.more. I still work with my very first client. We’ve been together as long as I’ve been doing this, and my work with her involves some administrative bits, but it’s mostly the happy dance-worthy, interesting stuff like website/SEO audits, Google Analytics reporting, content distribution, course creation! Big ❤. For simplicity sake though, a VA is someone who offers virtual business support from wherever they are. Some work as part of an agency, others …

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Knock Hours off Your Work Week – Over 100 Tasks to Outsource Today!

Over 100 Tasks to Outsource Today!

One of the biggest reasons entrepreneurs struggle to grow their business is they just wear too many hats. Rather than outsource some of the load, they try very hard to manage all the moving parts in their business on their own. And without considering an alternate way of working, this can turn into a dangerous pattern of shifted deadlines and unmet goals. As an entrepreneur, your time is an incredibly valuable commodity. As soon as you use it for something that is not value-adding or to do something that takes you twice as long because it doesn’t play to your strengths – you’re not getting it back. In this post, …

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5 Must-Haves for a Successful Relationship with Your Virtual Team

Virtual Team Must Haves

Struggling to keep up with the momentum your business has gained? Congratulations! That is an awesome place to be. Going from being a solopreneur to a team leader, even if that team is a virtual team of one, can be equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. No matter where you are in your hiring process, here are five things you must have (or be prepared to have) for an engaged and productive relationship that will work for you now as well as into the future.   5W’s Before building your virtual support structure, I strongly suggest that you get crystal clear about the 5 W’s — who is going to do …

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