#84: Why You Need a Virtual Assistant with Pavel Stepanov

by | Dec 14, 2021 | Podcast

Hiring a Virtual Assistant used to be difficult for many reasons, but it’s become more popular over the last few years. There are many professional groups, platforms, and agencies that can help you find the person or people you need with the right skills to make sure you are successful in growing your team and your business. Today’s guest is Pavel Stepanov, the founder and CEO of Virtudesk, a subscription based personnel solution for small and medium sized businesses. They have been around for 5 years and have over 600 employees working full-time for clients around the world. We talked about : – Why did you want to want to work with VAs and help them find jobs? – How can VAs help you scale? – How can you go looking for VAs to hire? – Are contracts necessary? – What are the most common methods of payment? – How do you handle weird payment requests outside of normal payments?

Things you’ll learn in this episode: – How to prepare yourself for hiring a VA – Hire for your weaknesses, not your strengths – Why you need Standard Operating Procedures to guide VAs – Why you need to create a Job Description before hiring a VA – Why you need hard skills tests in your interview – Why you need to talk about their personal life in an interview – How to determine fair market value for hiring a VA – How to establish accountability for VAs

Website: myvirtudesk.com

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On the podcast, Sean talks with entrepreneurs about the reality of their struggle to succeed, as well as answering questions from the community, and sharing nuggets of wisdom from his own life.

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Sean Weisbrot

Sean Weisbrot

Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor based in SE Asia for over 12 years. He is passionate about Psychology and helping others improve themselves.

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