Episode 384 – Scale your Cleaning Company with a VA
Today is a special episode with Nathalie as host, and a special guest, Christy Sanchez- here to talk all about how you can scale your company using a virtual assistant.
In most business’, there comes a time where you feel like you hit a ceiling and that you have to spend all your time in your company. There are things that are very crucial, but once you spend all day dealing with, you find yourself exhausted and unable to focus on the more bigger picture stuff. So today, we are going to talk all about how hiring a VA can dramatically improve and take some stress out of your day-to-day life.
A lot of people think that hiring a VA is like hiring an employee, it takes a lot of time and money, it’s difficult to find the right person, etc. however, the reality is that it may not be as hard as you’d think. When Mike and Nathalie first started, they found a VA in the Philippines to make the process quick and more painless, but it actually ended up costing them more in the long run. There are many different ways your can find a VA, and it’s important that you find the right fit for you before moving too far along. On websites such as Upwork, or Fiverr, you can find VA’s with all sorts of backgrounds and find someone who is the perfect fit for you and your business.
In the beginning, Mike and Nathalie were splitting the work. Mike would create the content, and Nathalie would handle the uploading, the blogs, etc. and she found that it was starting to interfere with her day to day work as well, which led to running out of time on certain things, as well as certain balls being dropped. They decided to make an outline of all the different things that they did, and then make the hiring ad on Upwork to reflect what they could get help on to really change their lives. This is a great way to make sure that you are efficiency using your VA, and optimizing the help that they can provide.
A lot of people wonder how VA’s differ from regular employees, as well as what work they can provide. The biggest difference between a VA and an employee is the hiring process. Through services such as Upwork, you can find people that are already qualified, and have a nice system in place already that handles and verifies all of the hours and a lot of the back end hiring stuff that can take a lot of time and money to get other ways.
As for what VA’s can do, they can do virtually anything, the important part is keeping a clear line of communication so that there is no confusion as to what you are expecting of them. Anything from scheduling and bookkeeping to project management, or marketing and social media. Again, having someone who is a good fit for you and your company, as well as having that clear communication as to what you need done, and what services they can provide.
If you’ve got any questions for Christy personally, feel free to reach out to her on the Facebook page, or shoot her an email at Christy@Growmycleaningcompany.com. Or if you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Mike one on one, feel free to head over to: www.growmycleaningcompany.com/talk and schedule an appointment!