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The Layering Effect

The Layering Effect

One of the most common mistakes people make when they start with their Virtual Assistant is they get a little bit excited and ask their Virtual Assistant to do too much on day one.

And, I get the temptation.

I get excited too…

I love getting support!

But the thing is, we need to start slow and steady with a new Virtual Assistant.

And it’s not just to avoid overwhelming them (and have them running for the hills).

But also make sure that you get the biggest bang for your time (and let’s face it money), getting results for your business within the first week of your Virtual Assistant starting.

This is why I recommend LAYERING.

It might seem slow, but it is actually faster.

Let me explain…

On day one, when your Virtual Assistant starts — instead of bombarding them with a million things and doing hours upon hours worth of training, you just show them one or two things.

Jump on a Zoom call no more than an hour and just show them bite sized chunks. Usually I recommend high volume, low risk things.

Say you have a new Virtual Assistant who is going to support you with answering queries, instead of training them in how to answer every single query you have ever received.

You might teach them to respond to the two most common inquiries”.



Instead if you have a bookkeeping Virtual Assistant instead of showing them how to reconcile every single client you have you might just start with your simple clients.

Basically you pick a small portion of your business and teach them that. They then can take these learnings and apply it for real in your business.

After they’ve mastered those one or two things, then after the next days you can give them another one or two things to learn.

And you LAYER it up…

As you can see — it adds up really quickly!

This means that you don’t have to have everything ready to delegate on day one (which is a relief for many as most business owners don’t have all their systems sorted).

It also means that your Virtual Assistant has an opportunity to ease into your business, and in turn start providing value to you (and your business) really early on.

So you see… starting slow is actually a faster way to get support in your business.