Technology has made home based businesses and working remotely more possible than ever. And the best part is that you’re not limited to your local area for your next hire. Maybe you live and run your home business in a rural area and don’t have access to someone as internet savvy as yourself. Where can you turn? Why, online of course!
A virtual assistant may be the best option for your business needs and for your budget. But just like hiring any other employee, there are still things you need to look out for and consider first. The Frugal Entrepreneur has put together an awesome resource guide with tips and advice on hiring virtual assistants. There are 5 sections to the guide that will help you with:
- Steps to Take Before You Start Your Search for a VA
- The Low-Down on Working with Overseas Virtual Assistants
- How to Screen Applicants
- Some Tips to Effectively Working with a VA
- The Best Sites to Hire a Virtual Assistant… And Some Other Resources
If hiring a virtual assistant is one of your goals for 2012, be sure to consult The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Good Virtual Assistant for Your Small Business first.
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