How to Find the Right Virtual Assistant for Your Needs

By Deena Anreise | Updated: 09 Nov, 2016

"An assistant should be your number-one most important hire because they are freeing up your time, which is worth far more than the developer or whoever else you might be hiring." Brandon Turner, Real Estate Investor and VP of Growth at BiggerPockets.comOutsourcing is Good for Business

First, it’s cost effective. There’s no (or low) overhead associated with hiring a virtual assistant, since there’s no need to provide health insurance, vacation pay, employer wage deductions, office space, furnishings, or equipment. Those savings alone are incredibly appealing.

Second, it’s growth oriented. When entrepreneurs spend the majority of their time doing repetitive tasks that don’t move the needle, they fail to grow their business. Virtual assistants allow entrepreneurs to focus on high-value business growth tasks by handling the ongoing, repeatable administrative tasks such as invoicing, scheduling, research, expense reports, CRM and social media management.

Well-known workplace productivity experts such as Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Workweek) and Chris Ducker (Virtual Freedom) have a lot of positive things to say about working with overseas virtual assistants.

So how do you find the right virtual assistant for your needs?

We've compiled a decision tree infographic (below) to help you navigate the process of outsourcing workplace productivity with a virtual executive assistant.

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