Hiring a virtual assistant (VA) is the first step many people take in freeing up some time to work on bigger and better things in their business. Gina Horkey has been training VA’s and helping people find VA’s for years. In this interview you’ll learn where to hire, how to hire and when to know it’s time to start looking.
Gina also shares how you can have your new team members create SOPs for you. This is something many business owners avoid because of the time investment.
We also discuss:
- Finding out where your time goes to identify what role to hire
- Full time vs part time
- Cross training so you always have a backup
- Onboarding VAs with test tasks & trial periods
- Using screencasts to bring them up to speed
You’ll also learn some of the best places to find VA’s, like the VA Finder.
Resources mentioned in the episode
- Horkey Handbook
- Gina’s VA Finder
- Episode 3 – James Schramko – Work Less Make More
- Work Less Make More book
Connect with Gina
Gina Horkey is a married, millennial mama to two precocious kiddos from Minnesota. Additionally, she’s the founder of Horkey HandBook, a website geared towards helping others find or become a kickass virtual assistant. Gina’s background includes making a living as a professional writer, an online business marketing consultant and a decade of experience in the financial services industry.