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How to find the perfect VA that fits your business needs

One of the hardest things to do once you’ve set up your online business is to run it effectively and efficiently. Numerous side tasks take up your precious time; the time you would rather spend making deals and being with family. To give yourself more time, you can hire a virtual assistant. But it can’t just be any virtual assistant: it must be a VA that can keep up with your demands, anticipate your needs, and deliver results. Here’s how you can find the perfect VA for your business needs.

  1. Know What You Need

To find that perfect VA, you will have to ask yourself a few questions. One of those questions will be: “what do you need from your virtual assistant?” To answer these questions, you can list out the tasks you want to offload onto them. As you make this list, order the tasks by priority and time sensitivity. Knowing what tasks you want them to do is going to determine what skills you want your VA to have.

  1. Hire Through a VA Company

Much like hiring employees for an office job, hiring a virtual assistant can be very hands-on and time-consuming. To reduce the time you spend searching, you can try hiring a virtual assistant from a VA company. VA companies can provide you with a tried and tested assistant, complete with experience and a skillset to fit your needs. There are plenty of VA companies to be found online. It’s just a matter of choosing the right one.

  1. Give Yourself Choices

Whether you are hiring through a VA company or looking through job posting sites, always give yourself a number of choices. Do not stop at the first applicant that appears to fit your requirements. Instead, make a shortlist of those potential VAs and put them through a series of interviews and tests. Through this process of elimination, you will surely find the perfect VA for your business.

  1. Check Your Network

One of the best ways to find a virtual assistant is through your social network. You can go on Facebook and ask for recommendations on the various business groups. Alternatively, you can go on LinkedIn and ask your connections. A recommended VA is more likely to have the skillset and experience to fit your business needs.

If you are in need of a virtual assistant, please consider contacting us. You can also view the services we provide through our VAs on our website.

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