I recently hired two new people to work with me and I thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss with you the top three things you need to know before you hire someone to join your team!
Hiring can be really scary and I often find that bloggers tend to avoid hiring at all costs. They are one woman shows and they are handling the various aspects of their business themselves, from marketing to dealing with financials, and actually writing the content.
And I get it, it can be overwhelming to add someone to your team to help you.
If you’re considering hiring someone to join your team, here are three things to know before you hire anyone.
If you don’t have a plan and you just hire someone, like a virtual assistant, you’re not going to get the return on the money you are investing into this person.
In fact, not having a plan and just throwing a million things at this person to handle is not only going to be confusing to you, it’ll also be confusing to them.
If you don’t have a plan in place, you’re basically just hiring someone and saying “okay, you’re here, now what?”
This is not the way to go! You want to be prepared before you bring someone one so you know exactly they will be doing when they start working.
Don’t hire somebody to just take over all of the aspects of your business that stress you out. If you do this, I promise you it’ll be a hot mess.
As a business owner, you’re naturally going to be a jack of all trades but when you’re hiring someone, you don’t want to hire someone that is also a jack of all trades.
We’re all human, we’re not all going to be great at everything we do so we can’t expect the people you’re hiring to support you to be the same way, which is why you should start small.
Start by having the person you hired take something small off of your plate and go from there. As you continue to work with them, you’ll be able to give them more responsibility.
When you outsource a task, it should be something that is either going to directly make you money by hiring this person or it is going to directly remove something from your path to allow you to make money.
This is the absolute most important thing to remember when outsourcing. It is so easy to say “Oh, I need a VA, I need someone to check my emails for me.”
Before outsourcing, ask yourself these questions:
By having these procedures in place, you know and they know exactly what they’re going to do when they get there.
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