Hesitant to Hire?
Updated: Nov 9, 2019
I get it. You don’t want someone else to manage. I hear it all the time.
So how do you find a great VA or OBM in this sea of virtual service providers.
Read on, my friend.
When I talk to my friends about managing people they laugh about it. Everyone has a story about the employee that took up time but didn’t get anything done. But when you own a business and you have invested in someone, it is no laughing matter.
Let’s imagine this...
What if having an assistant helped to free up your time so that you had more hours a day and less stress?
I was talking with a newer client and he’s been running solo for over 10 years. After deciding to utilize our business management services, he literally said, “I just feel such relief and the pressure is gone. I know that it is just going to get better and I can sleep again.”
While finding a GREAT assistant can be challenging here are my tips for finding the right VA.
1. Start with a small project. This is a great way to test out the waters and see if you are a good fit to work together.
2. Check out their website, FB and other social accounts. Review their published work about their business. here are some things to consider:
Have they done professional work before?
What kind of experience do they have?
Do they match what YOU need?
Does their business image match the quality of what you are looking for?
3. Interview them via Zoom and spend some time talking to them not only about your business but theirs.
Ask questions like:
-How do you keep track of your work?
-How do you bill hours?
-What time of day are you reachable?
-What made you want to become a VA/OBM?
-What are your business goals?
-What training have you recently attended or taken?
Get to know a few potential candidates. It’s kind of like speed dating. Ask questions, have discussions before you commit and if you want to rush things along, consider a “try me out” task to see how they operate.
Most of my business now comes via referral these days, but if you are in need of great assistance, let’s talk. I may be able to help or know someone who can!
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