Should Your Next Hire Be Virtual?
Barbara Turley started The Virtual Hub Ltd to help busy business owners get their life back. She offers several great tips and strategies for how to effectively do just that with virtual assistants.
Barbara is an investor, entrepreneur and founder and CEO of The Virtual Hub, which is a business she started by accident that exploded in the space of 12 months to become one of the leading companies that recruits trains and manages virtual assistants for businesses need to free up time and energy, so they can go on to the next level.
With a strong focus in customizing training and ongoing career development, Barbara ensures that her team is trained in cutting edge programs like HubSpot, Ontraport, etc. to best meet their client’s unique needs in digital marketing.
Key Points in the Conversation with Bill Black of Exit Coach Radio:
- Questions Barbara get from new clients who are concerned whether a virtual assistant will work for them or not
- What tasks can Business Owners hand over to virtual assistant
- Trust is a major factor when working with virtual assistants
- Office-based virtual assistants vs work from home virtual assistants
- How The Virtual Hub trains their virtual assistants
- Things to consider before hiring virtual assistants
- How many hours of work to delegate to a virtual assistant
- How to delegate tasks effectively
“If you’re thinking about hiring a virtual consultant or assistant, the first thing that you have to remember is that you are hiring a virtual assistant, not a strategist”
“If you’re going offshore or having a virtual team, you need the right systems in place for task management and project management”
“Communication is key. Bring people into your vision, bring them into your business, and make them feel part of what you’re trying to achieve with the business and then you’ll get loyalty, you’ll get great work and you’ll achieve what you want to achieve”