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#349: The VA Solution: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Hiring & Successfully Working With A VA with Shannon Miles

December 3, 2020

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How to hire and work with a Virtual Assistant

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This is a question I get asked all the time. “Amy, how do I know when I’m ready for a VA? And, how do I hire and work with one?”

It’s a valid question, and if you’re serious about growing your business it’s one you should be asking. 

I hired my first VA in 2011, and I consider it one of the best entrepreneurial decisions of my journey so far. 

My first VA helped me take my business to the next level because her support allowed me to truly focus on the areas of my business that I excelled in.

But I get it, it’s hard to know when you’re really ready for a VA, how to go about hiring one, what tasks to have them do, and when to uplevel your working relationship with them. 

To help you get more clarity on those things, I’ve invited my dear friend and VA expert, Shannon Miles to join me on the show.

Shannon is the owner and creator of Belay Solutions, a company that connects entrepreneurs with virtual specialists to help support their growth and in this episode, she’s sharing the progression of hiring and working with a VA

The progression of hiring and working with a Virtual Assistant
  • [11:38] You must get clear on your owner’s intent. That means you know what tasks you want to take on and which tasks you want to (and should) delegate. [13:18] We talk about The Hustler stage. Which includes determining what tasks need to be delegated, looking at your budget, and financial projecting in order to hire a VA.
  • [19:56] Mindset shift! Think about what revenue can be generated if you aren't burdened with all of the administrative tasks. 
  • [21:51] The Entrepreneurial stage. Includes identifying important areas that are being neglected, determining how to expand your VA work relationship, and identify your budget.
  • [40:35] Shannon's shares her parting advice for overcoming the fear of hiring someone.

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