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Hiring a Virtual Assistant- Pillar 6


VAs Need Clear Direction:
VAs may struggle if they are unsure about their daily tasks. It's crucial to be specific about their responsibilities and provide clear instructions to ensure they can work efficiently. By setting clear expectations, you enable your VA to become an asset to your trade business.
Communication and Meetings:
Regular meetings with your VA are essential for keeping track of progress and addressing any concerns. Schedule weekly or bi-weekly meetings with a prepared agenda to discuss tasks, clarify expectations, and provide feedback. These meetings will ensure your VA is meeting your expectations and allow for open communication.
Utilize Your Own Expertise:
Avoid assigning tasks to your VA that you don't understand or know how to do yourself. It's important to have a solid understanding of the task at hand to effectively delegate and guide your VA. This way, you can provide clear instructions and support as needed.
How to Hire a VA:
Learn the process of hiring a VA by asking the right questions during the engagement process. We will discuss key considerations such as their experience, skills, availability, and compatibility with your trade business. By asking insightful questions, you can find the right VA to meet your specific needs.
Measuring Performance:
Track and evaluate your VA's performance using a Google Sheet template. This template will allow you to set goals, monitor progress, and provide constructive feedback. Measuring performance helps you ensure your VA is meeting expectations and provides a basis for ongoing improvement.
Referral Partners:
Explore the benefits of establishing referral partnerships with other businesses or professionals. Referral partners can help you find reliable and skilled VAs, as they may have worked with them in the past. This network can provide valuable recommendations and streamline the hiring process.
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Action Items

Take a few moments to define the specific responsibilities you would like to delegate to your virtual assistant. Write a brief list or description of the tasks or areas of support you envision your VA handling. Consider the following questions:

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What are the tasks or activities that take up a significant amount of your time but can be delegated to a virtual assistant?
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Are there any repetitive or administrative tasks that you would like your VA to handle?
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Are there specific skills or expertise you would like your VA to possess, such as social media management, email correspondence, or research?
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How can your virtual assistant support you in improving your business operations, freeing up your time, or enhancing productivity?
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