Finding a Virtual Assistant is not as hard as you might think. One thing you want to avoid are the huge VA companies that pay their contractors pennies while taking dollars from you. Instead, find an independent Virtual Assistant who either works alone or has a team who works under them. If you can find someone in your own country, or who speaks your language, that’s much better.
To find the right Virtual Assistant for you, do the following:
Write Out Your Tasks
It’s important to make a list of all the tasks that you need a Virtual Assistant to do. The VA you hire will need to know what’s involved, and you can’t hire someone until you can make a list of all the things you need them to do. You may discover you need more than one VA if your list comprises a lot of different business areas.
Write a Request for Proposal (RFP)
Using the task list, write an RFP. An RFP lists all the things you want your Virtual Assistant to do, as well as the compensation range and other expectations you will have of the VA. Remember not to expect too much in different business areas of your VA; most VAs specialize in 1-3 areas.
Submit Your RFP to VAnetworking.com
VAnetworking has high-quality paying members who are serious about building their Virtual Assistant business. If you post your RFP to VAnetworking, you’re more likely to receive some very good bids from proactive VAs. Post your RFP for free here.
Announce in Groups and Organizations
If you are part of any group or organization, you can post your needs for a VA there. They will likely have plenty of recommendations and even recommend their own Virtual Assistant for you.
Use Social Media
You can post your RFP on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media, and you’ll get applicants as well as recommendations from others about who to hire.
Tell Colleagues and Contacts
Send a notification to your circle of influence, mentioning what you need done and that you want to hire a Virtual Assistant. They’ll likely then recommend people to you, or send out the notice to their circle too.
If you’re careful, know what you want and stay proactive with your VA, you’ll end up having a great experience, improve your business, and make more money.
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looking for an affordable VA for my startup
Looking for social help as well as help running people, possibly a few jobs open
Shannon, I recommend posting your requirements at our job board which is free to post at. You can also download our free ebook on “How to Find the Ultimate VA”. Hope that helps. 🙂
Thanks for sharing the list of activities to find the best virtual assistant.Very useful