I built a WordPress Web Design, Development & Marketing Agency over the past 10+ years and the secret to growing it to a very healthy six figure business was my Virtual Assistant team.
It wasn’t always that way but over that time I discovered the secret to hiring super star virtual assistants who are highly talented and skilled, and were not just doing tasks I threw at them, but made themselves a career running divisions of the business.
When I changed my thinking from hiring VA’s to work FOR me to working WITH me, my whole business changed, the team were a whole lot more committed, and became part of the team in the business with a real sense of ownership.
Another key was taking the time to travel to Philippines to meet with the team, chat business, hang out, be introduced to their families — just like having staff catch ups in an ordinary business back home.
This meant I was working 3 to 4 day weeks and enjoying 3 day weekends, doing the stuff in business I was really good at, that being sales and relationships — this is the part that accelerated the business growth, (not the design, development and admin stuff which is handled by my virtual team).