Outsource?!?! Tips for Hiring a Virtual Assistant.

 

Starting a business is very hard and time-consuming. Many tasks need your immediate attention.

  • Research
  • Data entry
  • Social media management/ marketing,
  • Email management,
  • Meetings or conference calls.

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These are just a few of the daily duties a busy entrepreneur encounters. Many of these daily tasks are daunting and are left incomplete at the end of the day. If you are a business owner, you know what I mean.

Lessen Your Work Load!

The best way to alleviate the daily stress of multiple tasks and being pulled in many different directions is through outsourcing. What business owner would not want the freedom to spend more time growing their business? Some tasks are tedious or require a deadline. Hiring a VA will help you to meet all of those needs.

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We as virtual assistants have the ability to not only relate to the needs of entrepreneurs but also to support business owners in establishing their businesses. Virtual assistants are also business owners, so we understand what all is involved with running and building a successful business. When you leave your business in the hands of your virtual assistant, it is imperative that all be in good hands. A good VA approaches all tasks in an efficient and professional manner. No matter how small or large the task. Our efficiency and knowledge are what determines the growth of our business.

Characteristics of a good virtual assistant?

You want to feel comfortable with the virtual assistant you choose. I feel an outstanding VA has stellar relationship building and communication skills. It is imperative that he/she not only has a bond with you but the ability to relate to your customer/ client base. At the end of your interview, you should know a considerable amount about the virtual assistant. They must be trustworthy and have you and the best interest of your company at heart. Trust is a major component as they will access to a great deal of your personal and business information.

What is their specialty?

Do they have the skills you need? Narrow down the tasks that they will accomplish now and in the future. Hire an assistant that has the experience to do these tasks. Virtual assistants have different specialties and skills they offer. This where your research and communication will pay off. Although, one- time tasks should outsource to a freelancer at a reasonable rate. The most important skills to look for when hiring are the following:

  • Social Media Management
  • Data Entry
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Desktop Publishing

Reliability or Beyond the Call of Duty!

Consider availability; their availability should be convenient to your specific needs. Daily tasks, deadlines and last minute requests are critical to your day-to-day operations and growth. Are they flexible? Can they be reached during your business hours and weekends even when unscheduled? These are just a few details you want to consider when hiring a virtual assistant. As a virtual assistant, I feel incorporating these details into my business methods are what ensures my success.

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How do I find a good virtual assistant?

The field of virtual assisting has grown tremendously. Small and big companies have begun to hire more virtual employees. Small business is on the rise which increased the demand for virtual assistants. There are many online sites you can utilize to find a VA.

These are just a few avenues to search for the help you need. Word of mouth is also a winner! Reach out to fellow business owners to inquire about a good assistant. You will be surprised what you may find.

Outsourcing may seem scary at first. After all, your business is your baby, and it is imperative that the person you hire will nurture it. With the proper research hiring, a virtual assistant will pay off in big dividends.

 

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Team Bossy Gals New Website is Active!!!

I’m so excited about the “NEW” Team Bossy Gals website, I just had to blog about it!!! I feel like a child at Christmas.

My excitement is not just due to the new look but also the ability to better inform and assist other female entrepreneurs with their pursuit in entrepreneurship. The new website is more interactive and lists all of our features and benefits including but not limited to advertising, business development, mentoring and much more. Assisting entrepreneurs is my passion in life, not because I’m an entrepreneur but mostly because my calling in life  is to be of service to others.

I have been blessed to meet a team of women who not only are entrepreneurs, but who share my values. We are a mixture of new and seasoned entrepreneurs. Dedicated to inspiring other women to do what they love for a living and that absolutely rocks!!!

I encourage all of my female followers to visit the “NEW” Team Bossy Gals website. We support entrepreneurs, authors, graduates, working momswomen over 50 and stay at home moms in their mission to “Do what you love for a living”. It is possible!!! I can definitely attest to this fact!!!

Guys… refer your wives, sisters and mothers. Support women in business!!!

Team Bossy Gals believes in women supporting women and the conglomerate is growing quickly. We are thankful for our ability to take part in the growth of women in business. TeamBossyGals

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The Benefits of Working for a Start-Up.

Have you ever been approached or read an ad about a start- up business venture that interested you? You failed to take advantage of the opportunity only to find out a year or two later it is a very successful business. Do you avoid start- ups fearing that it might not be successful? Maybe the pay rate is not what you expect and for most that is a very important factor. As we contemplate over all of this when considering getting in on a start- up, let’s take time to consider the benefits as well.

There are many long- term benefits of working for a start- up. We all want growth in our career choices. You have the ability to grow substantially by showing off your skills. You will most likely be one of two or three personnel that do your job. As the business grows so do you! Most times when we join an established corporation it takes years to begin the climb up the corporate ladder if at all. Not to mention our peers whom we must compete with for that position that is high demand.

A start- up has many trailblazers and creators. Your opinion is often sought out, considered and implemented. This gives you the ability to use your skills, creativity and business savvy to help the company’s growth. How many times have you made a suggestion to help the company you work for and felt it was truly appreciated? How many think tanks has the company held and applied the beneficial ideas that were presented? A promising start- up will definitely have think tank sessions to consistently ensure its growth. These sessions are your opportunity to think outside the box and show how much of an asset you are to the company.

When seeking to gain experience, a start- up is the perfect place. Most times you will be taught new skills and asked to play many different roles. Learning new skills and implementing them on a daily or weekly basis allows you to increase your marketability within and outside that business. Your willingness to learn and work hard shines the spotlight on you when promotions are on the table. Start-Ups

Last but definitely not least the financial return. The pay may not be what you need or what you are seeking. Take the time to look ahead, as the start- up grows financially so does your pay rate. In the future, the company will have great financial incentives that those employed later may not have offered to them. Not only will you be paid a great pay rate but you may have stock options, bonuses, retirement and other financial benefits. Working for a start- up may not be financially rewarding at the ground level but let’s think about its future. It would be a great feeling to watch the business develop and to be a part of something great. All the hard work you put in in the beginning will pay off in the end.

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