Our Step by Step Guide To Recruiting The Best Virtual Assistants

 

Whether you are looking to hire a VA who is an admin professional or a marketing guru, writing a stand out job post will help your business get noticed by the best Virtual Assistants around.

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Quick Guide To What Is A Virtual Assistant, What They Do And Where to Find Them

 

What is a virtual assistant? Well, a virtual assistant is a freelance worker who can help support small businesses with a wide variety of tasks. This could be anything from admin to HR or website development. In essence, they can offer the same level of business support that an in-house employee could do.

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First Tasks To Outsource

 

Here’s how you decide what tasks YOU need to outsource first:

The goal of this exercise is to find the “Long, Easy, Not Fun” tasks. Outsource these tasks first and it will give you the greatest benefit with the least amount of effort. (I recommend you do this exercise rather than trying to guess what these tasks are!)

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How to Effectively Prioritise Tasks

 

We all have one thing in common, there are only so many hours in the day. The problem is that there is just so much to do and not enough time to get through the ever-expanding ‘To Do’ list. This can feel impossible and de-motivating. Most days you fail to get through even half of what you need to and end up feeling overwhelmed. You know that you need to prioritise your tasks, but don't know how to effectively do it.

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Our Guide to Paying The 13th Month Pay Benefit

 

You might be wondering what does a 13th month pay benefit mean? After all, there are still only 12 months in a year, right?

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3 Reasons why your business needs an Operations Manual

 

You might well be asking, ‘what is an operations manual and why would I need one?’ Your Operations Manual is your guide to running your company. In theory, if you create a complete operations manual, you should be able to get any VA to run your business for you by simply asking them to follow the instructions therein.

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Guidelines on Registration & Tax obligations for Filipino VAs

 

I know the subject of taxation isn’t exactly an exciting subject to most of us, but it is an important one to understand and get right. Having a good understanding of the VA tax obligations in the country where you plan on setting up as a freelancer is a great place to start for any budding VA. When you start up a VA business in the Philippines, the first thing that you really need to look into is ensuring that you are set up legitly. If you are not set up through the taxation system properly it will lead to you having real problems down the line which are easily avoidable with a bit of time and effort in the beginning.

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How can you determine a fair wage for Virtual Assistants from another country?

 

How much you pay Virtual Assistants depends on where they live and work. If you're hiring from the UK, you can expect to pay anything from £10 to £35 per hour. If you're hiring from the Philippines you will get offers of work anywhere from £1.00 to £10.00 per hour. If you’ve never worked with people from overseas, that may sound absurdly low. 

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6-Step System Outsource Market Research

 

Getting to know your potential customers, their unmet needs and who your competitors are is essential if you are going to effectively market your new idea, service or product. Using language which resonates with your target audience and answering actual problems is a fast track way to build trust and convert them into ardent fans.

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8 Apps Services Needed To Delegate Almost Anything To Your VA

 

Learning to ‘let go’ and stop micromanaging your VAs is a skill that improves with time and practice. Using the right tools can make you feel more confident in delegating and hopefully speed up this process.

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