A virtual assistant is a common first hire among many entrepreneurs. If you’re struggling to find time for everything on your to-do list, then hiring a virtual assistant is a no-brainer. Why virtual assistants?
Well, because first of all, you have access to a global pool of talent, which – let’s admit – it’s much bigger than the pool within a 20-mile radius from your office.
Secondly, virtual assistants have an amazing work ethic and are grateful for the opportunity to work remotely.
Last but certainly not least, it’s a lower cost of doing business for companies. A virtual assistant can help you save money in the long run, which leaves you with more capital to invest and grow your business.
“Why do I feel that there’s a ‘but’ coming?”, you might ask.But… working with people can be tricky and it might take a few trials before you find the one or the few people that will take your business to the next level. Once you find the perfect match, it’s totally worth it! So don’t give up and keep looking for the right talent. This is not exclusive to VAs only – any good hire, whether local or international, might take some time.
To make it easier for you, we have compiled the ultimate checklist you will need to make sure you are hiring and keeping the best virtual assistants.
And most importantly, treat your Virtual Assistants as employees that you groom and grow, rather than freelancers. This is the best way to foster their loyalty even if they might be oceans away.
Train your VAs regularly on their skills and mindset. If you are interested in having a professional company do it for you, schedule a call with us. We will show you what our training looks like and what your VA can accomplish in a short amount of time.