Holy Cow…you’re ready to expand and are wondering how to outsource?
- How do I find the right person for the job?
- How will I know they are the right person?
- What if I hire the wrong person?
- What do I do with the person after I hire them?
Hiring is a subject that every entrepreneur stresses about and many even avoid..for a lot longer than they should. But, let’s face it. If you have the intention of a Booming Business, there’s a limit to what you can do. The next step is to figure out how to outsource or hire great people!
You start your business with the intention of growing it and expanding. You may wear all the hats when you start, but at some point, it’s time to delegate. I’m sure you can think of tasks you are doing right now you would rather someone else do.
That’s where Trivinia Barber comes in, owner of Priority VA and the gal behind the scenes of Amy Porterfield’s mega-enterprise. Trivinia’s business is helping to match you with the perfect Virtual Assistant who has the skills, drive, and personality matching your business needs. She’s here to teach you how to outsource like a pro and grow a team who’s got your back in business.
What is a Virtual Assistant and How to Outsource?
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a skilled entrepreneur who hires themselves out for specific services. VA’s provide services with everything from administrative help to social media management to launch support…and just about everything in-between.
Many entrepreneurs and small businesses would rather outsource than hire. Hiring a staff member comes with some limitations and liabilities. Your talent pool is relatively local, you are required to pay certain taxes and follow a number of laws you’ll need to know about. Hiring a full-time employee can be rather cost prohibitive.
But how do you outsource? Outsourcing is a beneficial alternative to traditional hiring. Outsourcing enables you to contract a skilled, qualified independent agent to do work for you, often times from afar. Even major corporations have turned to outsourcing to scale their operations throughout the world. With the advancements in technology, it’s easy to stay in touch, check on the work, and accomplish much more with talented people who may not be local to you. It’s a win-win for both you and the professional you are hiring. They maintain their autonomy, have more flexibility in their schedule, and benefit from tax-breaks only available to business owners. This is why a lot of moms choose to work from home as virtual assistants.
What Should You Outsource?
Let’s get into how to outsource. Visit Trivinia’s site to pick up her free ebook: 50 Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant. There are quite a few jobs that are prime for outsourcing. I currently outsource my graphic design, video editing, social media posting, and administrative duties, like emails, calendar, etc. You can find amazing people to create your funnels, design your websites, write your copy, create graphics, and more.
Many business owners initiate their expansion with a virtual assistant and outsourcing. They had the same question, “What is a virtual assistant?”, and came to discover a VA is not just a well-honed professional, but often times a life-saver! VA’s can have a vast array of skills, from administrative to design and web development. Many VA’s are excellent project planners and do a great job helping you get your work done. They provide the extra help to do the things that aren’t necessarily in your zone of genius. When the going gets tough and over-whelming, a VA can be your best asset.
You can choose to outsource on your own through many of the outsourcing sites online or you can turn to Trivinia who’s expertise is in matching the perfect outsourced professional with your business.
Understand the Benefits/Risks Before You Outsource
First, you have to know what you want. Then, you have to find the right person. I’ve personally had my share of hiring nightmares, which is why I turn to experts including Trivinia for advice in this area. There are risks involved in hiring, especially if your contractors are requiring you to pay upfront. It’s important to work out contracts, see ample examples of work, and agree to an initial “trial” period where deposits can be refunded.
But the benefits of hiring are huge. One of the greatest benefits of having a VA is having someone complete tasks that are more administrative than income producing. Businesses require upkeep actions such as financial management, emailing, answering phone calls, taking appointments, filing, etc. VA’s can do all of this and more, freeing up your time to do what you do best and that is the fundamental push in your business.The level of success from the VA relationship is equal to your commitment... Click To Tweet
Expert Direction from Trivinia Barber on How to Outsource
In this episode of the Booming Business Podcast, I interviewed Trivinia Barber on how to outsource and find great peopled. She gives amazing advice on how to prep for hiring a VA, what to outsource, and how to hire. I highly recommend her company Priority VA, as she vets all her VA’s and does her best to ensure there is great alignment with you, your business, your VA, and your VA’s skill set.
Trivia takes to heart the needs and wants of her clients, matching them with ideal VA candidates who are the most likely best fit. She is well known for her diligence in only bringing the best VA’s to her team, offering the best candidates to her clients.
Trivia gives you the inside scoop on how to know when you need a VA, the best practices for hiring a VA, what to look out for, and mistakes to avoid. Not every VA is right for every business, and Trivinia shares with you WHY.
Listen to the episode above or watch the full video below.
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