What are Virtual Assistants?
Virtual Assistants are generally self-employed off-shore office or admin support. They are creative, independent, industrious and can remotely work from home. They generally provide data entry, cold calling, lead generation sales and other admin tasks.
How do I know I need a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Assistants work just like a typical admin or sales support in your office.
WHEN you find yourself buried under administrative tasks or data entry jobs, the next course of action is to find an assistant, either remote or office based. This is normally true to any expanding business. A good help can expand your business or make your job easier. Virtual Assistants can do your admin and sales support for you.
How To Start Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant?
The first thing you must realize when hiring a Virtual Assistant is/are the task/s for them. Plan on assigning them either to admin works and/or sales support. It would be a good idea to have a separate Virtual Assistant for each task.
Second, you must allow a Virtual Assistant to work at least a minimum of 3 hours a day to have a productive day at work. Set a time for them to start and finish work. Keep an open line of communication. You can have a skype group chat or facebook chat or google voice so you can message and relay information to each other quickly.
Thirdly, hiring a Virtual Assistant doesn’t guarantee your desired result. These may take up some time. Familiarizing and organizing the work environment is a continuous process. Virtual assistants can only do so much. There are various aspects that could affect results. However, having a Virtual Assistant can certainly make a job easier and lets you focus on tasks that need more of your attention or expertise.