Freelancers must manage their own administrative tasks, advertising, client research, and other tasks usually picked up elsewhere in an office to stay competitive. Then again, a pay-as-you-go virtual assistant could help free up more time than you might imagine.
You might assume that a person who thrives on being light and lean doesn’t have much to gain from hiring another freelancer to jump in on their projects. And it’s true: virtual assistants are not like having another employee. But for some of the tasks that are important to finding work, and getting more work, a virtual assistant can work wonders, Thursday Bram writes at Freelance Switch:
- Research potential clients. It’s good practice to do some due diligence on any clients you’re considering working with. A good virtual assistant can run those Google searches that we simply skip when we get busy.
- Double check your work. After you’ve been staring at a project long enough, your eyes can start to glaze over. A virtual assistant can step in and make sure that you’ve got all the bits and pieces that the client initially asked for before you send it on.
Have you hired a virtual assistant before? What did you hire them for, and where did you find them?
7 Tasks an Online Virtual Assistant Can Handle for You [Freelance Switch]