Why everyone Should Hire VA and How You Can Hire Them
Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s why everyone should have a Virtual Assistant and how you can hire amazing folks from around the world to complete tasks and clear your schedule. Let’s get it!
Virtual Assistants (VAs) are independent contractors who provide administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. They can help with so many different items within your business, usually work abroad and range from $5-$14/hr.
So, get in the mindset of delegation. I’ve written a few tips on SOPs, check those out! Now, let’s talk about hiring a VA. Here are my favorite websites for hiring:
- Freeeup - great candidates
- Upwork - huge database
- OnlinejobsdotPH - great Ph - based
Create a job description including:
- Quick question
- Description of the project
- Other requests
Once vetted, create a Calendly link for 15-minute interviews. This is the initial touchpoint for a quick feel of the candidate. Based on how they complete the questions. I drop them in a google sheet to track the call experience. For the top three, contact them directly and schedule a 30-minute chat via Skype.
Here are some example questions you can ask from our interview SOP:
- Have you worked for an agency before?
- What was a challenging recent project and how did you manage it?
- What’s your communication style?
- If a project is going off track, how do you get it back on track?
- Have you worked with a remote team before?
- How do you prioritize tasks on a project?
- Have you used Asana and Slack before?
- Do you have any projects that you work on (or have worked on) in your spare time?
Once you have one or two favorites bring them on a project basis. Give them a couple of projects to work on and see if they’re a good fit based on how they perform and acclimate to the tasks:
- Do they innovate tasks?
- Are they self-starters?
- Do they practice diligence?
This is a great way to free up time and delegate while maintaining a great working position.
September 17, 2019