How to Hire a Virtual Assistant

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A first-timer’s guide to hiring a VA. Free up your time, save your sanity, and focus on what’s most important.

  • Lectures              10
  • Video                   1 Hours
  • Skill level            Beginner level

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Description

Course Description

This course will guide you through the process of hiring your first virtual assistant, starting with how to determine what tasks you can outsource, where to post your job, how to narrow down the applicants, and ultimately making the hiring decision.

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

In short, to save yourself time, money, and headache.

As a small business owner, your most precious resource is your time. After all, each minute you spend is a minute you’ll never see again. A virtual assistant is an investment in reclaiming that time so you can spend your time more wisely.

You’ll start by identifying your outsourcing opportunities, the tasks that someone else can and should be doing for you. After all, you need to be working ON your business, rather than IN it.

The Course Structure

The course is broken up into 8 video PowerPoint segments that follow a trusted process I have used to much success in my own business. You’ll be able to get through the modules quite quickly, but there is some homework involved, including:

  • Tracking how you’re currently spending your time
  • Finding which tasks you can get off your plate
  • Crafting and posting an attention-getting job description
  • Narrowing down your applicant pool
  • Testing and interviewing the most promising candidates

If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed or burned out with your work, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It just takes a short investment in time to learn the basics of hiring a VA, and some additional time to train them on your process, but the long-term benefits are huge.

This course is more geared toward hiring a virtual team member for ongoing business support, rather than for a one-off project; though much of the content will be applicable to both scenarios.

The Deliverables:

By the end of the course you’ll have the confidence and skills to go out into the wild and hire your first virtual assistant.

Prepare for a new era of business growth and productivity!

What are the requirements?

  • There are no specific hardware, software, or educational requirements, though a basic understanding of Excel will be helpful. When you move forward with the hiring process, a Skype account will come in handy for interviewing your prospective virtual assistants.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 10 lectures and 31 mins of content!
  • Confidently hire your first virtual assistant

What is the target audience?

  • Solo entrepreneurs and small business owners

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro to How to Hire a Virtual Assistant
Welcome to the course!
01:34
Section 2: Setting the Stage
Know Thyself: The First Step to Virtual Assistant Success
03:42
Know Your Requirements: What Will Your VA Do?
05:17
Let Your Requirements and Personality Shine Through in Your Job Description
02:45
Section 3: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Where to Post Your Virtual Assistant Job
03:34
Narrowing Down Your List of Applicants
04:23
Take Your Virtual Assistant Candidates for a Test Drive
02:13
Section 4: The Home Stretch
Interviewing Your Virtual Assistant Candidates
03:00
Finalizing Your Hiring Decision
02:11
My Parting Tips on Training and Working With Your VA
02:31
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