How To Hire a Virtual Assistant?
So you’ve made the entrepreneurial jump and started your own business. While your new venture may be exciting, with it comes a host of new responsibilities - fulfilling orders, responding to client requests, handling social media duties, and getting your name out there are just a few of the tasks that can make it seem like there just isn’t enough time for everything.
Most new and experienced e-commerce professionals face similar dilemmas, and more and more are hiring “virtual assistants” to help with these time consuming tasks. A virtual assistant is like having someone at your side helping with emails, orders, and other essential duties so that you can continue to focus on your own duties and running your business. If you find yourself increasingly asking “how will I get all of this done?” it might be time to consider finding your own virtual assistant.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is essentially a remote assistant who can handle many of the online tasks for your business. They can work anywhere in the world, and can be a lot more affordable than hiring a full-time employee to do the work. They are often good at many things, not specializing in any one area, and can help with routines and assigned tasks to free up more of your time.
They may not be able to build an entire website or database for you with their time, but they can more than capably handle managing certain aspects of the website for you. Because they aren’t full-time employees, they can help save you money that can be used elsewhere as you get your business off the ground.
How Do I Find a Virtual Assistant?
Before hiring one, you should first document all of the processes and procedures of your business in writing first. How can you expect someone to do what you’ve asked if you’ve not taken the time to properly put it into words? Next you’ll want to create a basic job description for this person - what kind of apps and/or software are they expected to use? What languages will you require? What kinds of tasks will they be performing? Make it as detailed as needed so that you aren’t left filling in the blanks later.
Once you’ve done this, it’s time to find one. That’s where we come in. At 7 Virtual Assistant Services, we help busy professionals from all their mundane task to business needs. Talk with our front-line virtual assistant and find the one that matches up with what you are looking for. Then hire! You’re now ready to begin delegating and managing while you’ve freed up some of your time.