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Listening Time:

41 min

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.


Kristy Yoder

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Episode Details

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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