Many business owners ask me for suggestions on how to outsource effectively. They understand that hiring staff or outsourcing at least some tasks to other professionals – either as a one-off or on a regular, contract basis – is often necessary for the long-term growth and success of their business.
Yet for so many, the mere thought of this brings fear, or they have attempted to hire a contractor at some stage and have had less than beneficial outcomes.
But it doesn’t need to be so challenging. Once you learn how to find the right people to help you manage your business, you’ll be able to focus your energy on the things you enjoy and the things you do best.
I’ve just finished reading ‘How To Find And Work With A VA – The Business Owners Guide’ by Jo Saunders. This eBook is an easy read, in clear, simple language, outlining the essentials that any business owner should know before hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA).
Some VAs may focus on general ‘admin’ tasks, while others specialise in a specific field – for example, bookkeeping, writing, graphic design, web site management, social media – or for particular industries such as real estate, music, health and well-being, and so on.
Regardless of the type of VA you require, by reading ‘How To Find And Work With A VA – The Business Owners Guide’ first and following the guidelines recommended within, business owners can greatly improve the likelihood of building a successful working relationship with the right VA for their needs.
So if outsourcing tasks is an area you’re about to venture into or would like some helpful tips on, consider reading this first to give yourself a head start.
Donna-Marie is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Author and Content Marketing Specialist. Through her business, Jacaranda Business Support Services, she has been helping other small businesses to grow since 1998, with a knack for teaching systems that allow business owners to increase profits while working less.