Solopreneur and Superheros are practically interchangeable, don’t you think? At least, as a fellow solopreneur, that’s what it feels like to me.
One minute you are the social media manager; the next you could be customer service, production, or even the accountant. We pat ourselves on the back for being able to juggle so many balls…but are we? Imagine how much more productive you could be if you were able to stop the juggling and delegate some of the day to day tasks. But it is important to know how to delegate and find the right person for the job.
So here are the 4 mistakes to avoid when hiring a Virtual Assistant.
Do not assign tasks that are best suited to be done by you.
Virtual Assistants are meant to take the task off your plate that stops you from focusing on your business. Not the task that requires your expertise.
Do not be vague in your instructions
The more precise and clear you can be on what you expect to be completed will give you better results. Remember you know what needs to be done and how, after all, you created it. But your Virtual Assistants is new to your business and procedures.
Start off slow.
We love you are excited to delegate, but take it slow. Don’t overwhelm your virtual assistant by giving them everything the minute you hire them. Take your time, build trust, and create communication.
Do not overreact to early mistakes.
No one is perfect, no matter how good they are. Again remember you know the ins and outs of your business, a new VA will take some time to adjust to your way of things. Mistakes will happen. Learn from them and keep moving forward.