How to Find and Train a ROCKSTAR Virtual Assistant



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When I was starting my business and growing my channel, I quickly felt overwhelmed with how much work there was to do: email, shooting, editing, publishing, social engagement, creating products, writing sales pages, and more.

I was reluctant to hire a virtual assistant because of the money and the time it would cost. But after I did it, I wished I had done it sooner. I made some initial mistakes at first, but was then able to start working on my business again instead of being stuck working in the business.

Today we talk about some of my mistakes and how I find and train people today for my team in a way that enables us to move forward and take new ground as a business. And we'll do that by talking with my most recent hire, Katlyn, who is now my executive assistant.

CHAPTERS:

0:00:00 - Intro
0:03:10 - Creator Spotlight
0:10:11 - Are you ready to hire?
0:12:38 - How to Budget
0:14:50 - Interview with my VA
0:15:53 - Pod Squad is Born
0:16:36 - Finding Help
0:19:10 - Interview Process
0:24:51 - Training
0:30:04 - Personality Tests
0:35:45 - Mistakes
0:42:11 - VA Tasks
0:46:15 - Advice on Hiring a VA
0:48:10 - Book Recommendations
0:50:50 - Tools/Apps
0:54:11 - Send us your questions!
0:54:51 - Power Tip

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT:
Check out Matthew Ferrell's channel, @Undecided with Matt Ferrell.

BOOK A YOUTUBE CONSULTATION: If you'd like us to sit down, look at your channel, and provide next steps for how you can move forward, schedule a consultation here: https://videocreators.com/consulting

POWER TIP:
You can now see which videos are growing your audience on the Audience tab in YouTube Analytics. This can help you understand your new audience growth. More info here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9314416

LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE: Have comments, reactions, questions, a YouTube tip to share, or just want to say hi? Leave a voice message for us and we may use it in an upcoming podcast episode. https://www.speakpipe.com/videocreators

JOIN THE POD SQUAD AFTER-PARTY IN VOLLEY: We love answering questions, hearing your feedback, and discussing each podcast episode with you and hundreds of other creators in our video chat Volley space. Join us here: https://videocreators.com/podsquad

WANT MORE YOUTUBE GROWTH STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS? HERE ARE SOME NEXT STEPS!

1) SUBSCRIBE to learn how to grow your YouTube channel!
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2) SUBSCRIBE TO THE VIDEO CREATORS PODCAST for more in-depth YouTube strategy.
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3) DOWNLOAD THIS FREE YOUTUBE STRATEGY GUIDE: "The Secret to Building your YouTube Audience"
https://videocreators.com/the-secret-to-building-your-youtube-audience/

4) SCHEDULE A YOUTUBE CONSULTATION so we can give you feedback and plan a YouTube growth strategy for your channel: https://videocreators.com/consulting
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