There are times when you and your business need a helping hand and you may benefit from a virtual assistant (VA). Think about what you would like to have taken off your plate before you search for a VA.
A VA can help organize your business by helping with anything that you are tired of doing yourself. Let them take over anything you don’t love doing. Save what you love about your business and slowly hand the rest to a VA so your life as a teacherpreneur is easier and more enjoyable.
Now, there are several ways to go about getting a VA. You can google virtual assistants and get companies who hire virtual assistants out to you, you can find a group on facebook like the TpT Virtual Assistant Finder, or you can ask people in your network of friends and other teacherpreneurs who they would recommend to help you out.
Once you’ve found a VA whom you would like to work with, you need to come up with a way that you will communicate tasks you need them to do. With my VA, I use a google folder with shared access to communicate my calendar, tasks, and folders of work that need editing. I try to be specific and I encourage my VA to ask any questions she has along the way.
You and your VA will have to decide how you will pay for their services. Some VAs are paid hourly and others have package deals. Most VAs have a simple form of online payment.
Hiring a Teacher Author VA may not be the best move for you right now, but if you are ready to start handing over some of the tasks that have become a chore for you, hiring a VA is a great step.