Using a virtual assistant for a small business

Virtual Assistants aren’t just for personal tasks. Learn how to use virtual assistants from as service like Fancy Hands or Ask Sunday to transform your business.

Follow this guide to learn the best way to use a virtual assistant at your small business.

Sarita Harbour wrote a great article about this topic.

What can a virtual assistant do for your small business?

VAs perform a variety of tasks for small businesses of all sizes, ranging from daily, repetitive tasks to more specialized activities and projects, such as creating and maintaining websites and carrying out online marketing campaigns. Of course, the types of tasks you plan on having your VA cover will determine the skill level needed—and affect how much you pay them.

When to hire a virtual assistant for your small business

VAs are especially useful when you’re growing but aren’t quite ready to hire an employee, says Diane Diresta, author, founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City-based consultancy serving business leaders who deliver high stakes presentations.

How does it fit into your work-life?

“I think one of the secrets of being a good business owner is to focus on the work that only you can do and to farm the rest out to other employees, whether in-person or virtual,” says Catania. “Use VAs to open up your schedule, so you can do just that.”

  • What tasks am I currently responsible for that anyone could do?
  • What tasks/projects need to be done for my business that none of my current team members know how to do?
  • What is the most immediate task/project a VA could take on as soon as they’re hired?
  • What could I do to grow the business if a VA was handling some of this work?
  • How do I want to manage my VA (e.g., via Skype, email or phone)?

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