If you’re building an online business, there’s no doubt you wish you had more time during the day. Every entrepreneur struggles with not having enough time in the day.
Productivity increases can only take you so far. Eventually if you want your business to grow, you’ll have to get outside help. The question is: consultants, contractors, employees or virtual assistants, which might be best for your business?
I’ve been skeptical about the value of hiring virtual assistants for quite a while, so while Chris C. Ducker was in town this week, I asked him all kinds of questions. Chris runs a virtual staffing firm with over 240 employees, and personally has a handful of virtual assistants who help him with all aspects of his Virtual Business Lifestyle site.
In this video, you’ll find out how much a full-time virtual assistant might cost (you’ll probably be surprised like I was), what types of work you can have a VA do, and how you can build traffic to your site using VAs.
If you’re interested in hiring a virtual assistant, check out Chris’s Virtual Staff Finder service. For a reasonable fee, using this service gives you access to the same refined hiring practices Chris has developed and used to build his staff of 243 virtual employees. His attrition rate (the percentage of employees who turn over each year) is an impressively low 6%. That speaks to the quality of people he’s able to hire using the Virtual Staff Finder methods.
Do you have experience with virtual employees or overseas virtual assistants? How useful have they been? What are the pros and cons? Please share in the comments, I’d love to hear your experience.
Also, if you have any questions about hiring virtual assistants, please feel free to ask Chris directly in the comments below. He’s happy to answer.