Just because you’re overwhelmed with your business or lacking time doesn’t always mean you need a VA.
Analyze your business, your tasks and your schedule.
Review which methodology or organization you can implement that best suits you and maybe that already improves your productivity exponentially.
If this does not solve your problems, you continue with tasks that you don’t like or that you don’t do well, then maybe you should consider hiring a VA.
If you can’t focus on the essence of your business, you lose opportunities, you’re overwhelmed and stressed, and you’re scratching time from your personal life, that’s the moment to delegate.
- How can a VA help me?
Since you’ve already analyzed your business, you’ll know where you’ll need help.
Reflect on which areas or tasks you need to delegate. Do you need to save time? Increase your sales?
All this should be clear before hiring a VA.
A VA can help you manage your inbox, your invoicing, your e-mail marketing campaigns or your social media posts.
She can also manage your agenda, your CRM or help you with tasks such as events, webinars, etc.
Before starting to work with you, your VA should know about your goals and expectations.
- How will our communication be?
Your collaboration will only be successful with good communication.
There are a lot of tools today that facilitate this communication.
Decide, together with your future VA, what are the best solutions for you and how you want this communication to be like.
Trust and effective communication are vital in a remote relationship. Never hesitate to ask each other for feedback.
- Will I be able to control her work hours and her performance?
As I have mentioned, there are multiple tools that allow counting and tracking the time spent on any task.
Most VAs usually charge by the hour, so this issue is usually managed by themselves. There’s no need for you to add more stress trying to control your assistant.
- What is the cost of hiring a VA?
VAs usually charge by packs of hours or by projects, but they’re always total hours of effective work.
So you won’t have to pay for holidays, sick leaves, health insurances or any kind of infrastructure.
What’s more, by being able to hire a VA by the hour, you can hire the hours you really need, whether they’re many or very few. A VA is fully flexible.
- Is it safe to give my information to a VA?
Every VA should work under a confidentiality contract. In most cases, they’ll be the ones offering it to you.
They are obliged to comply with the GDPR and the LOPDD.
Moreover, they also have tools that allow access to all your passwords in a very safe way.
So, if you have any more qüestions or want to know more, please leave a comment below.