Learning to delegate and hiring VAs to scale with Barbara Turley
Barbara is the founder of Virtual Angel Hub. We do a deep dive on today’s conversation, all about on how to outsource to virtual assistants. We don’t just talk about those best practices, but I also wanted to understand how Barbara’s been able to build and grow Virtual Angel Hub. She started managing some VAs for herself, and scaled into a powerhouse with 70 VAs in the Philippines and growing.
Key Points in the Conversation with Productize Podcast with Brian Casel:
Training the Virtual Assistant and training the manager. The journey from coaching to pivoting into VA recruiting.
The value of outsourcing recruiting of VAs. Focusing the VA definition to scale. VA levels and responsibilities
Internal systems to support the VAs. Barbara’s best clients. What’s needed to successfully hire a VA.
On-boarding process. Why it takes at least 2 weeks to get clients in front of a VA
The importance of getting clients ready and set up. The importance of having a few big processes.
How the management between VAs and clients looks like.
People involved in recruiting: Operations manager, Client liaison manager, Master Trainers, Team Leaders, Success Coaches, Helpdesk Team, Marketing and Sales.
Steps to deal with the “curve-ball” situations.
Solving new problems and using clients testimonials as marketing. Encouraging clients to provide positive feedback.