Are you an entrepreneur trying to run a business alone and finding there are not enough hours in the day to achieve everything?

Hiring a Virtual Assistant would be a great asset to your business but often business owners don’t know where to start in looking for VA services.

  • Start by listing repetitive and time-consuming tasks that you can delegate and then think about the number of hours you could outsource each month.
  • Virtual Assistants have many different skills and some specialise in certain areas. Think about the type of tasks you need help with and what specialisms you might require. Common business support services might include PA support such as diary management, email management or appointment scheduling and administrative support such as database management, systems management or event organisation.
  • Virtual Assistants offer flexible working relationships usually on retainer packages. You can choose a retainer to suit your needs or just try out a minimum hours package to test out how you feel working alongside a VA.
  • It’s important to invest time initially while working with your Virtual Assistant to allow your VA to get to know you and your business well.
  • Communication is key. Discuss how you wish to work and the best way to keep in regular contact. You might like a regular weekly telephone catch up or an email every day outlining tasks completed.  Think about what works best for you.
  • By establishing a good relationship, you will find that in the long run, a Virtual Assistant will become a valuable asset to your business and allow your business to grow successfully.

If you would like to learn more about how to work with a VA, please contact me for further information.