The All Time Best Way to Outsource to Virtual Assistants
Thanks to the push for remote work we can now outsource to virtual assistants anywhere on the planet; this has caused the supply to grow rapidly.
If you do a quick Google search, you can see that many people started their practice as VAs in the midst of the pandemic. This means that much of the supply that exists today is from people without sufficient experience.
Now, if you don’t have enough time to attend to all the necessary tasks in your business, do you think you will have time to train someone?
Let’s be honest for a moment, virtual assistants are people who handle a basic level of your requirements; many times you will need to do onboarding processes with training. However, it’s one thing to train someone to work to your requirements and another to train someone to use a digital tool like Google Drive.
What Skills Should You Consider to Outsource to Virtual Assistants?
It is important to be clear about this when you are thinking of outsourcing to virtual assistants; especially when it comes to specific tasks such as bookkeeping, or Social Media. The person you hire should have experience in this specific area and know how to use basic tools.
For example, if we are talking about a virtual assistant for Social Media, we must take into account the experience in tools such as Canva; in addition to that, it is important that she is a good copywriter.
So, think for a moment, what does the ideal virtual assistant for outsourcing need to handle?
Of course, at this point, we are talking about hard skills such as the handling of specific tools and software. However, it is also of utmost importance to consider soft skills.
If you need a cold caller, for example, you need to take into account that he or she knows how to deal with reluctant prospects. A person who is experienced in CRM but doesn’t have the soft skills to interact with your customers doesn’t work for you.
So, you need to think about the hard and soft skills you require in your ideal VA according to your needs.
Just in case it’s not clear enough, let’s go over the types of skills your ideal VA might have:
Hard skills are, basically, the knowledge, approaches, methodologies, methods, techniques, and tools that a job requires. In other words, all the technical-scientific backgrounds that individuals need to materially advance civilization.
Hard skills are of great importance, without them man would still live in fear of wild animals and in caves or climbing trees. These skills are the engine of the material advancement that has brought progress and well-being to society. The key factor is to develop the skills required for the achievement of the objectives.
- Having a facility with numbers
- Handling of specific tools and software such as CRM, G-Suite, Quickbooks.
Soft skills contemplate those abilities and competencies that involve psychological and social relationships; the behavior before situations in any environment, especially at work. In other words, they derive from the gregarious nature of man and determine how he lives in the community. Attitude and emotion play leading roles in success or failure, both in academic and working life.
Currently, the organizational knowledge achieved has evidenced the great importance that the soft skills of individuals are and have for companies. These affect their productivity and economic performance. Therefore, you will have realized that the key factor is to develop the right attitudes that lead to the achievement of your objectives.
- Working as a team
- Being creative
- Emotional intelligence
- Knowing how to manage time
How Can You Outsource to Virtual Assistants?
There are two main ways to outsource to virtual assistants: through hiring platforms or VAs agencies.
In the first category, we find Fiverr, Upwork, and Workana as the most used. In the second category, we find There is Talent, Virtual Latinos, and UAssist.Me.
Directory platforms offer direct contact with the freelancer but also require more dedication on your part. The hiring process tends to be longer and more tiring and many times there is no guarantee of a good job.
VAs offer the possibility to forget about all the details of hiring such as personnel selection. In addition, if you work with agencies like There is Talent, you have the guarantee of a quality job. This is because we offer the possibility of changing the VA if necessary. The important thing is that you free up your time, while you get quality results.
At There is Talent we specialize in working with busy entrepreneurs who need to get a lot off their plate. Our VAs take care of making your day-to-day life more productive by supporting you in tasks that leverage your business.
After all, what you need to focus on is what only you can handle and we help you with that!
Are you ready to boost your company’s productivity?