When I think back to my early days in business for myself, I was always worrying about something, nervous about approaching new people, and terrified of those consultation calls.
I have grown so much as a business owner and I’m so proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. I know that my future is bright and full of great clients and amazing work.
But what is it REALLY like to be a virtual assistant? (more…)
If you’re at a place in your professional life where you can’t go another day without having some help, or if you’ve discovered aspects of your day that you just loathe doing, read on.
The first step is denial, as they say. The next is acceptance.
I have a handy VA Delegation Worksheet that you can download here. It will help you to figure out what you can delegate (some people have a difficult time with this part).
Once you know what to delegate, and you’ve found a VA you think you might like to work with, it’s time to get some questions answered:
Social media support for an author/speaker was a little overwhelming at first. The woman I was assisting had written a book, and she had an online store, along with a business blog. Somehow, I was going to help her get it all out there, and it all began with baby steps.
To hire a local virtual assistant or not. That is the question.
Let’s be honest. As a business owner of any type or age, it’s up to you to make the best decisions for your business. Everyone has a difference of opinion when it comes to the most simple aspects of business, and of course, what works for one might not work for someone else.
Given that, the hiring process can be a tricky road to travel. Is it better to hire from overseas or closer to home? In the end, this decision is yours, despite what I’ve said in some of my other blog posts. Hiring overseas can be beneficial to any business. Plus it’s not my place to say that an overseas assistant isn’t going to work hard for you. I honestly couldn’t say one way or another on this.
There are a few key benefits to hiring someone closer to home, rather than from overseas: