Now, that you have your checklist of things that need to be done to complete the task that you would like to delegate, it is time to look at what budget you have.
The reason you should write down all of the things that need to be done to complete the task you want to delegate it because you can delegate the sub-tasks if your budget can’t cover the whole task.
This means that you will still be able to get help on those pesky tasks without stretching your wallet too thin.
For example, from the checklist above you may decide to delegate the following sub-tasks:
- Research the topics
- Write the blog post
Go Where Virtual Assistants Hang Out
Now that you have an exact idea of the sub-tasks you need help with and a set budget, you can start looking for your next rockstar virtual assistant.
The best places to go looking for your next virtual assistant are the places where they tend to hang out and operate from such as:
Post your job as open so it is open to the all virtual assistants.
Once you have found three or four virtual assistants that you feel would be a good choose, interview them to get to know them better.
Hire Two Virtual Assistants, Not One
No, I haven’t gone mad, let me explain. After you have interviewed the three or four candidates, narrow them down to two and offer to hire them for one week or one project as a trial.
Making a final decision without a working trial is like going into blind.
If it doesn’t work out, then you’ll have to go back to the other candidates with your tail between your legs.
You will have also wasted time and money making a final decision too soon.
After the trial week or project is over, compare their work and make your final decision.
Articulate And Affirm
It isn’t all about the hiring process that can help save you time and money; it is also about what you do after you have hired them.
Your rockstar virtual assistant will only be able to rock if they have clear instructions on what they need to do and what results you expect from them.
If you aren’t clear on this or do not provide training or background, they will be left to their own devices almost.
This can cause a lot of time and money going back and forth communicating required edits.