Hiring an Assistant is like trying to find “Mr. Right” you have to kiss a few frogs to find Prince Charming.
It’s lonely out there you tried it a few times, finding someone special but it never seemed to work out. So you keep working long hours and nothing ever seems to get done, you need another pair of hands, a partner to share the load. You look at other people they seem to cope without anyone, then there are the others, the one’s that have found that perfect partner, why oh why can’t it be me???
One day you are sat in the office working on the never ending pile of admin and the phone rings again another great opportunity but you have all these other things to do. Enough is enough; you decide I need an Assistant.
Right! Where to start? You grab the notebook and start writing feverishly all the things you can delegate, marketing, database management, transaction coordination. You are at least a bit organized you do like to make lists. That will come in handy when I have my Assistant you think I can delegate. Oh goody, now what else can I delegate that I don’t like to do and that takes up all my time…………
Now that I have my list, what’s next? Do I want them to live in the office next door or will they need to share with me? Will I want them here all the time or could it be a part-time relationship? You decide to phone your BFF because let’s face it they do know everything about you and they always
come up with a solution for all your problems.
They say “Why not hire a Virtual Assistant?” Wow what a great idea! Why didn’t I think of that, my BFF is so smart! Virtual Assistants are independent contractors and they work by the hour so I get to try them without a long term commitment and if it doesn’t work out then we can go our separate ways. No messy divorce, BRILLIANT!!!!