[Guest Post] 6 Mistakes Smart People Make When Hiring a Virtual Assistant
I recently published an article on Entrepreneur.com where I focus on avoiding six mistakes when hiring a virtual assistant. I wanted to tell you about this post here, and if you like what you see, you may like to read the rest.
Anyways… this is how the post begins
“Hiring people is like making friends. Pick good ones, and they’ll enrich your life. Make bad choices, and they’ll bring you down,” says Jason Fried, the founder of Basecamp.
Fried is a guy who knows what it takes to build an online team. No matter what your ambitions are, your role as an entrepreneur is to lead and grow one.
For some, this involves building a large empire. For others, it’s a case of surrounding yourself with a small (but valuable) team. Either way it requires you to hire people, and in today’s online driven world, this leads many to virtual assistants, freelancers and location independent workers.
The cost, small.
The opportunity, vast.
The dangers, rife.
Even smart and successful entrepreneurs make hiring mistakes, but you can improve your odds by listening to the advice of those who have been there and done it. I asked six successful people to share their biggest tip for building a virtual team.
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