The First Person You Hire
The Key to Unlocking Your Business's Full Potential: The First Hire You Should Make When Outsourcing to the Philippines
Outsourcing has changed the game for entrepreneurs and small enterprises, particularly when it comes to the Philippines. But, with so many alternatives, how can you know who to hire first? In this blog post, I will disclose the key to unlocking your business's full potential by recruiting a critical first hire: a Virtual Assistant (VA).
Why You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant First
It's natural to feel overwhelmed by the different jobs you can hire for when you begin your outsourcing adventure. Think about getting a designer, video editor, or social media manager. While these individuals are crucial, your initial hiring should be a virtual assistant. Why? Because they can relieve you of many tasks, allowing you to focus on building your business.
Keep a journal of your daily routines for a week to decide which chores a VA can undertake. Examine how you spend your time and find tasks you can outsource to a virtual assistant. The idea is to limit the number of jobs you handle so that you can work on your business rather than in it.
The Advantages of Hiring a Filipino Virtual Assistant
Hiring a virtual assistant from the Philippines has various advantages, particularly for small business owners. Most small firms can't afford to recruit even a part-time employee locally. However, the Philippines offers the possibility to recruit full-time virtual assistants at a low cost, often ranging from $350 to $500 per month.
Outsourcing work to a qualified VA will give you more time to think, act on new opportunities more rapidly, and focus on business growth. The extra time and mental energy will allow you to think critically and generate fresh business ideas.
Delegating Tasks and Training Your VA
Consider recording videos of yourself showing tasks or creating clear written instructions with pictures to train your VA effectively. VAs value these tools and will review them several times to ensure they grasp the process. This strategy is advantageous when teaching virtual assistants to undertake activities such as maintaining WordPress sites or managing social media accounts.
You will likely notice a big difference in your workload after training your VA. For instance, if your VA handles plugin updates on your WordPress sites, you may save hours of your precious time each week. As you continue to delegate duties, you'll have more time to concentrate on your business and develop new ideas.
When Should You Hire a Specialist?
Of course, there will be occasions when you need to hire specialists, such as graphic designers, video editors, or programmers. Although these hires are critical, we recommend bringing a virtual assistant on board first. As a result, you'll be better organized and ready to manage your expanding workforce.
If budget restrictions force you to prioritize, hire the specialist first, but if your company is profitable, consider bringing on a virtual assistant. Remember that you are in charge of your company's sales, marketing, and overall direction as a small business owner. Hiring a virtual assistant helps you to concentrate on your primary responsibilities while they handle administrative tasks.
Consider employing a full-time VA from the Philippines before plunging into outsourcing with a specific position in mind. They can help you manage various chores, giving you more time to focus on building your business. By making a virtual assistant your first hire, you will unleash your company's full potential and position yourself for success.
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