3 lessons from AdventureHoney on leveraging virtual assistants

AdventureHoney has leveraged virtual assistants to grow our marketplace of adventure tours and activities, internationally.

From web research and list building to book keeping and SEO, our business would not be what it is without the help of our wonderful virtual assistants.

There’s many great sites to choose from. We’ve used Elance, Freelancer and Odesk. Odesk is our favourite at the moment.

Here’s our top 3 lessons on using virtual assistants:

1. Communication. (Explain it so a 10 year old would understand, then have it re-iterated back to you by the contractor).
2. Use it for basic tasks. (Eg. data entry, web research, book keeping etc. Not only are basic tasks easier to manage virtually and more likely to realise a successful outcome, you’ll now have more time for high value tasks that CAN’T be outsourced).
3. Test before you hire. (Have candidate spend an hour on task before hiring).

AdventureHoney was featured in a recent blog post by WorldWired101 on this subject. Check it out by clicking: AdventureHoney Blog Post.

What’s your experience using virtual assistants?

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