I wanted to share with all of you the interview I had with James Martell on his very popular Podcast Affiliate BUZZ on the topic of how to properly look for Outsourcing staff and everything you ought to know including how to hire a Personal Virtual Assistant.
“Everything You Ought to Know About Outsourcing, and Hiring a Personal Virtual Assistant” as James Martell speaks with Desmond Soon. Desmond Soon is a Vancouver BC-based Entrepreneur helping to empower other like minded entrepreneurs and marketers.”
You See for the past two and a half years I have done very well in the Affiliate Marketing Industry, working from home and practically a one man show. Unlike my brick and mortar businesses I used to own and manage where I had several staff on my payroll and showing up to a daily place of work like an office or restaurant, the Affiliate Marketing World can be very low cost in terms of labor.
However it also has some drawbacks and most rookie Affiliate marketers usually fail to realize when it is time to STOP TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING THEMSELVES and to actually ask for help.
That was me just a few weeks back. I have already been making a six figure income doing EVERYTHING MYSELF…
But as my work and popularity has continued to grow with my Video Marketing Services and Consulting, I realized I needed to take the advice of my many mentors who all Outsource some form of their work to assistants.
You know it’s crazy and if you are reading this you might be nodding your head. God knows how many of these blogs I used to Read late at night thinking…ohh Yeah I need to start looking for how to Outsource and the ABCs of how to get started Outsourcing. Telling myself I would get to it in the morning only to forget and push it to the side. This continued for Months and months. I would hear another speaker or another Entrepreneur I looked up to say Ohh I have my V.A. Take care of those things and I would think to myself I need to do that too…
BUT NEVER DID!!
Why do some of us put this very critical component of Business off?
WHAT”S COVERED IN THIS INTERVIEW:
Well in this Interview I cover many of those points with James. I pick his brain and ask him all the typical questions that even you might be having and what might be holding you back. Questions like but not limited to:
- Why Are so many entrepreneurs resistant to outsourcing? What’s their biggest Fears?
- How Much will it cost? Do I need to pay Taxes?
- How Much Money Can I really Save?
- How Do I know the Work I will get will be of quality? I don’t want to get cheated and waste my money.
- Where is my Virtual Assistant Located? Will they be able to communicate to me at my time zone?
- What Kind of Jobs Can I be or Should I be OUTSOURCING?
- What should I take into consideration when awarding a Job?
- What Platforms should I have an account in or use to manage the projects and tasks?
- Could you give the absolute beginner Three things to Start doing IMMEDIATELY?
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL PODCAST, the questions I asked James Martell and the really helpful answers he provided.
See something like even writing this blog I could have outsourced, maybe even dictated and sent to my VA to have it transcribed only to send back to me so I can tidy it up but I decided this one I wanted to write it myself. Please don’t get me wrong just because if I don’t write everything myself doesn’t mean I don’t look at it and spend time to review it so that I am 100% sure its what I would have said.
Hey if you need help feel free to contact me by email or through this blog, I will personally reply. Happy Listening and looking forward to reading your comments.
By the way here is what ENTREPRENEUR.com had to say about this. READ HERE
All I am saying is that as a smart business owner or even if you want to spend more time doing the things you love instead of being trapped to your business, then you really need to consider OUTSOURCING and getting a good Virtual Assistant to help you with even the smallest things. You will surprised how much money and time you will save and how much more organized you will become.
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