Finding a Virtual Assistant
Finding a Virtual Assistant to fit your needs begins with YOU - take the time to outline and describe what those needs are.
If you can't describe what you want, then how can you find the right person?
When should you outsource a task or tasks?
Basically, if you are not getting things done and you’re stuck in your business, then it’s time to outsource.
An experienced VA can handle a variety of administrative tasks. You may need someone specialized in specific software, shopping carts, auto-responders…..you get the idea. Pretty much anything a business needs.
Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant (VA)
You can hire someone to help you with a variety of daily tasks, from research to content creation to data entry and more.
This task is an ideal thing to outsource, because it’s a low-value task (which frees up your time to focus on high-value tasks), and it requires very minimal skills to complete.
This includes social media graphics, web graphics, video presentation graphics, product graphics, and other images for you business.
You can hire people to handle inquiries sent through your help desk. This may be a permanent position, or you may hire people temporarily during expected influxes (such as when you have a product launch).
Video Editing and Production
Unless you have the skills and experience for video production, this is a task that’s best left to someone who does.
This may include blog posts, newsletter articles, social media posts, ebooks, video scripts, reports, and any content your business needs.
Social Media Management
Imagine having a professional create a social media strategy for your business. You won't' have to stumble around trying to figure out how to fit social media in your marketing. Hire a pro and reap the benefits social media brings to your business. Your VA can create and post content on Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms.
A sales letter or ad can make or break your success, which is why it’s imperative to hire a professional copywriter to create these for you.
If you do slide-share presentations for webinars, videos, or virtual conferences, make sure the presentations represent you well. Your reputation is on the line anytime you put yourself out there online. Don't let a sloppy, unprofessional webinar be your first and last impression to new viewers.
This person can help you set up your lead pages, tweak them for better conversions, and drive traffic.
Installations and Set Up
An experienced VA that specializes in the systems you use in your business can help you with everything from installing a WordPress blog, to installing complex eCommerce systems.
Hire a professional writer in your niche to help you develop effective autoresponder sequences, boost your open rates and sell more through email.
See the Benefits Outsourcing Administrative Tasks
Finding a Virtual Assistant
Don't wait until you've ripped your hair out before finding a Virtual Assistant! Now, more than ever, online businesses are growing faster and better because entrepreneurs have learned the secret of outsourcing.
Avoid the mistakes many entrepreneurs have made thinking they have to do everything themselves. The sooner you shift that mindset, the greater success you can reach.
In the online world, there are plenty of VAs, freelancers, and people ready to take on your project. Do yourself a favor and take the time to find the best person that is right for your particular needs.
It begins with creating a specific, detailed project description to find the most qualified person for the job. Not sure where to start? Take a look at projects posted on freelancing sites to get an idea of the type of ads that yield the best results.
Next, evaluate and hire your ideal VA. Always check references, look at reviews they have received, and discuss what your expectations are when you meet. Take the time to make sure you hire the best person for your needs. Then, provide them a sample project to execute. Did they meet your standards?
You have learned what tasks you can outsource to a VA and the benefits you gain by hiring a VA to supercharge your business. A good VA or contractor can take your business to the next level faster than you can alone.
Outsourcing is a great thing! The key is to know your expectations and share those with your VA. Communication is vital, especially in the beginning. But, it’s worth it!
The Insider's Club Outsourcing Challenge may be exactly what you need to dig into outsourcing. Join us in the challenge. You will so glad you did!
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David Perdew is the CEO and founder of NAMS - the Novice to Advanced Marketing System. He’s a journalist, consultant, and serial entrepreneur who has built one of the most successful and fastest-growing business training systems online today called the MyNAMS Insiders Club.
The Novice to Advanced Marketing System is a step-by-step system focusing on Team, Training and Tools to help novice to advanced business people build a Simple, Scalable and Sustainable business.
He took a year off in 2003 to personally build a 2200 square foot log cabin in north Alabama where he and his wife and two dogs and a cat live on 95 acres of forest with four streams and 60-foot waterfall.
The NAMS team includes his daughter, Jen, who is an email marketing and automation specialist. Jen runs the day to day business and is one of the primary trainers in our MyNAMS Insiders Club.