Your business is really taking off – that’s awesome! The downside is that you’re now so busy that you no longer have the freedom and flexibility you were looking for when you started this venture.
Don’t despair – this is a sign that you’re ready to work with a Virtual Assistant.
A Virtual Assistant can help you with many aspects of your business. When a VA takes some of the work off your hands, you’ll have more time to focus on money-making tasks. Here are just a few of the things a VA can do for you:
- Word Processing
- Answering Emails
- Answering & Returning Phone Calls
- Arranging Appointments
- Customer Support
- Editing Audio
- Website Design
- Website Management
- Newsletter Creation
- Shopping Cart Management
- Affiliate Management
- Blog Setup & Management
- Recruiting & Managing Affiliates
- Finding Podcast Interviewees
- Finding Joint Venture Partners
- Article Writing
- Article Submissions
- Website Submissions
- Press Release Writing
- Press Release Submissions
- Research & Contact Joint Venture Partners
- Product Creation & Promotions
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Virtual Assistants are professionals, not employees. They have taken it upon themselves to start their own businesses and establish themselves as leaders in their prospective specialties.
As you begin your search for a Virtual Assistant, you’ll notice that some do generalized work, and others specialize in a specific skill, industry, type of work, or even by specific software.
To help you determine exactly you need in your Virtual Assistant, here is a checklist of questions to ask yourself before you begin your search.
- What are your goals? What do you want to accomplish by hiring a VA?
- What can you realistically afford to pay a Virtual Assistant for their services? Remember: When you delegate work to a VA, it frees you up for money-making activities. And depending on the type of work your VA will be doing, it may even generate income for you!
- What would your idea VA be like?
- How comfortable are you delegating? Will you want to be very involved in a project or would you rather delegate the whole thing to your Virtual Assistant?
Having a clear picture of what you need will allow your VA can serve you in the best way possible.