Are you ready for Virtual Emily to rock your world?
Virtual Assistants are the dream that many people around the globe are talking about. How do you know if you actually need a Virtual Emily?
Virtual Emilys, like me, we manage tasks that you might not be too good at yourself, they free up your schedule so that you can focus on what you really like and they optimize your resources. Choosing the perfect person to be working, side by side with you (virtually, of course) is, perhaps, one of the most important decisions that you can make.
You need someone with whom you are compatible, someone that knows exactly what it is that you need, what do you want to accomplish and what tasks are valuable for you. If you take this decision slightly, it can cost your business a great amount of money, efforts and time. Consulting all the different options that are available is key.
Brandon Turner knows first hand how complex it can be to hire and stick to a rock-star Virtual Assistant, after having several failed attempts. Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Workweek) and Chris Ducker (Virtual Freedom) all have amazing things to say about working with VAs in different corners of the world. And I, as Virtual Emily, can corroborate it.
Choosing the perfect fit is not always an easy task. It is crucial that you take several points into account, before actually hiring your Virtual Emily:
1. Ask yourself the following questions. If the answer to any of them is no, try to identify what is it that you are missing to reach to that point:
Am I open to outsourcing?
Am I ready to have someone working with me constantly?
Am I able to delegate?
Am I comfortable with expanding my team?
Can I fully trust someone else to do some of the work that I am currently doing?
Do I have time to train someone into the tasks that I need to delegate?
3. Have a consolidated work system that will help your Virtual Emily know exactly what results are you expecting. That will make it even easier and will definitely optimize training time.
4. Make a list of the skills that you are looking for. Know that just because it is virtual, it doesn’t mean that it will be perfect. You are hiring a human being, with all that it implies. Be very clear on what traits or qualities are non-negotiable for you and your business.
5. Once you’re ready to hire, choose wisely. Your Virtual Emily must make you feel comfortable enough for you to handle some of the most important aspects of your business. Be mindful of how you feel with this person. You could ask yourself at this point:
Is this person coming from a trusted source?
Can I personally trust him or her?
Are our personalities compatible?
Do I feel that this person is competent enough to work efficiently?
Does this person have the qualities that my business needs at the moment?
A Virtual Emily is, without a doubt, a life-changer. Be ready to have your world turned around and be open to a new way of doing things. Once you have decided that you’re ready for Emily, you’ll never look back. This is, perhaps, one of the most important roles of your business. Let me wow you and convince you, through my work, on why I am the Virtual Assistant that you’ve been looking for. Ready to join me for a free trial?
If you are ready to hire a VA but are still unsure on what to delegate, download now the guide 5 Ways You Can Use A Virtual Assistant To Improve Your Business.