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Hiring A Virtual Assistant: What To Delegate & How To Manage with Tricia Sciortino on Online Marketing Made Easy


Want to know a secret? It’s never too early to hire a Virtual Assistant! 

You’ll be stunned by how much they can change and supercharge anything and everything for your business. 

Let’s take two of our favorite business owners for example. 

Michael Hyatt and Bryan Miles each have multimillion-dollar businesses, and they both hired a Virtual Assistant before they were making any money. 

Yes, before.

It’s an important entrepreneurial mindset that you hire even before you're ready, even if you’re still asking questions like, ‘How am I going to figure this out? What am I going to give them? Am I making enough money?’ 

In fact, it could be argued that you’re stunting your growth as a solopreneur without a Virtual Assistant. There's no badge of honor for doing it on your own.

How A VA Can Take Your Business To The Next Level

The startup in a business is when there are so many administrative tasks to do. You’re creating processes and systems as you're getting the business off the ground. 

So having somebody come in early — earlier and sooner than you think — will allow you to focus on the things that will grow this brand new business of yours.

You’ll have the time and space to identify the things you want to do and the reasons why you've created the business while you begin to identify your ideal client and overall vision for the company.

And since you're doing that all alone in the beginning, the sooner you can bring that person on, the faster you will see your business accelerate. 

This is because you're able to spend your time focused on the business – versus working in the business – and what it means to grow versus being buried in the processes.

Tailored Support for Every Business Need

The beauty of a BELAY Virtual Assistant is that they're intentionally matched to you and your business, and truly run the gamut of the type of administrative and operational support they can provide.

At BELAY, we’re industry-agnostic, being able to provide the right hire for so many different types of leaders. 

And every task you delegate to your Virtual Assistant is a task that helps you reclaim more time than may expect – often, an average of 15 hours per week!

Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a VA

When hiring and onboarding a Virtual Assistant, consider asking them the following questions.

1. Your leader, or client, has not delegated anything to you this week. What are you going to do?

2. Tell me about a time in your career when you received feedback. How did you feel about it and how did you implement it?

3. What steps would you take to make this relationship successful? What is your plan of action to be a great VA?

4. What excites you about being a Virtual Assistant?


In this episode of Online Marketing Made Easy, Amy Porterfield and our CEO Tricia Sciortino discuss the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant and how a VA can contribute to the growth and success of a business.

They also provide tips on training and onboarding a VA, as well as specific tasks that can be delegated to a VA in areas such as social media, marketing, podcasting, and launching a digital course.