How to Hire a Virtual Assistant

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How to Hire a Virtual Assistant

Whether you want to hire a virtual assistant from a company, find someone on Upwork or hire someone local to you, these are all things to keep in mind when looking at hiring your own virtual assistant for your practice.

  • Document all these tasks that you do in your business on a regular basis. Start with the ones that could be done by someone else. This will help you easier see what you can delegate to someone else.
  • Start documenting your processes so you have them ready to train your virtual assistant. You can do this by video or use a Google doc.
  • Think about what type of services you would like: answering the phone, checking messages, etc.
  • Conduct an interview, be very clear about expectations, compare it to their experience level.

If you want to find out more about how a virtual assistant can help you in your business, reach out to Alison at

Watch the other videos and read the other blog posts in this series

4 Benefits of Virtual Assistants

Handing Over Duties to Your Virtual Assistant

Alison Pidgeon

Alison Pidgeon, LPC is the owner of Move Forward Counseling, a group practice in Lancaster, PA and she runs a virtual assistant company, Move Forward Virtual Assistants.

She is also a business consultant for Practice of the Practice. What started out as a solo private practice in early 2015 quickly grew into a group practice and has been expanding ever since.