This course is a deep-dive into hiring a VA (virtual assistant) for your startup/software company. It answers every question I've been asked about hiring a VA. I've hired more than 20 remote workers over the past 6 years.
The course is broken up into 4 parts:
Part 1: Why a VA?
What is a VA and why would a startup founder want to hire one?
What kind of tasks can they help with?
Isn’t it faster to do things yourself (and be sure they get done correctly)?
Part 2: All Your Questions Answered
Can you hire a VA part-time?
Should you hire part-time or full-time?
Are they paid hourly or do you have to buy a block of hours?
Are there long-term commitments?
What are the pros and cons of hiring someone domestic vs. international?
Should you hire a firm or an individual?
How do you keep a VA from making off with sensitive data, code, passwords, etc...?
Part 3: Hiring Your VA
Where do you find good VAs?
What does your 4-step hiring process look like?
Part 4: Working with Your VA
How can you ensure you aren’t being over-billed?
How do you send passwords and other sensitive data to your VAs?
What are the best types of jobs to delegate to a VA?
The course consists of:
He blogs to 30,000 readers at SoftwareByRob, runs one of the most popular startup podcasts, Startups for the Rest Of Us, and wrote the book on starting small startups: Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup .