How to Choose the Right VEA for Your Business

You work hard and you know your time is extremely valuable…so you want to maximize your productivity by hiring a Virtual Executive Assistant (VEA). Great choice!

Here is a step by step guide to help you find the perfect VEA, who will not only maximize productivity but also free up your time to work on your business instead of in your business. Follow these three steps and you will be delegating to a hardworking, experienced Virtual Executive Assistant in no time. —

Step 1: Make a List of Your Wants & Needs

This section is all about you! What do you need the most help with? What tasks can you delegate? What tasks are priority? We usually find that making a list is helpful before conducting an interview. Some common needs include scheduling, email and calendar management, personal tasks, and project management. The more specific you can get, the better.

Need some ideas? Here are 101 Tasks to Delegate to a VEA.

Step 2: Decide How You Want to Engage a VEA

  • Through a Virtual Assistant company like Worxbee: In this case, the VEAs have been vetted through the company and have been presented to you based on your needs.
  • Contacting Independent Virtual Executive Assistants: Independent VEAs are out there.You will have to act as your own headhunter to find them and evaluate their skill sets.
  • Through a Marketplace: You also have the option to post on a marketplace and let VEAs bid their services to you.

Step 3: Interview & Hire!

When hiring any VEA you have to ask the right questions, depending on the way you engage the VEA. A few general questions would be “Tell me about your work style?”, “How would you help me improve (name your largest productivity challenge)?”, and “Tell me about a time you wowed a client.”

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