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3 Actions you should take BEFORE you hire an online secretary

So you’re a small business owner, ready to take on some extra assistance, and you’re considering hiring an online secretary or online virtual assistant.

There are many online recruitment sites available to make hiring quick and fairly easy.  Sites like www.freelancer.com have many an eager online secretary / virtual assistant waiting to be of service.  Now you could get really excited and rush in to hire your new online secretary, just like many other small business owners have done before you!  That does sound nice and simple doesn’t it?

The thing is, are you looking for the RIGHT online assistant or secretary to help you?  If you quickly go ahead, and just jump in without the right preparation you’ll end up blowing loads of precious hours and dollars mis-hiring (just ask anyone who’s tried it). You’ll waste time interviewing, hiring, training and re-training your new online assistant. Only to find out that the match isn’t right and you’re starting the process over again. Putting it bluntly…the old hit and miss, gut-feeling hiring method doesn’t work.

The good news is, by taking a few simple steps in preparation, you can set yourself up for recruitment success.  Here are 3 key things you can do when preparing to hire an online secretary. Continue reading