Episode 188: Hiring Virtual Assistants to Get More Freedom and Flexibility—with Kristy Yoder
How can a virtual assistant help you with your consulting business? They can take things off your to-do list, free you up to do what only you can do, and help you scale your business.
In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Kristy Yoder, CEO of Smart VAs. She shares how a virtual assistant can propel your consulting business forward faster. She also digs into how to hire a virtual assistant and work with one to make sure it does truly free you up and helps your business.
Virtual assistants can take on tasks and activities that you don’t need to spend your time and energy doing. In this episode, we talk about:
Recognizing that virtual assistants can be more than an online secretary
Assessing what you are doing to determine if it’s worth your rate to do it
Having a team to scale your consulting business
Doing a task inventory and identifying what you don’t enjoy doing and are not good at
Knowing what to consider when hiring a virtual assistant
Setting your virtual assistantup for success
Creating guides or standard operating procedures for your virtual assistant to follow
Finding a virtual assistant who is right for you and your business
Avoiding common mistakes when working with a virtual assistant
Knowing what virtual assistants typically charge and why to pay them well
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