Amira here! Today I wanted to talk a bit about the process of hiring a virtual assistant and hiring help in general for your creative business. As an artist, I do my best work with a brush in my hand and canvas in front of me. But, let's face it. As you get more busy, and as your business grows, studio time becomes even more precious because you can quickly get bogged down with answering emails, uploading artwork to your site, and so many other tasks.
Today, I talk about my own transition to hire a VA and what to look for. I started working with VA in 2016, but before then, I've hired graphic designers, photographers, copywriters, web designers, and more for small finite projects with an exact end date. Hiring a virtual assistant is a bit different because you are bringing them on for a more long-term relationship, provided you find the right one for you!
I put my thoughts in an audio recording for you to download to your phone or computer and listen instantly. To access the free episode, drop your name and email here:
I talk a lot about the people I've hired and some people I continue to use again and again. These experts are featured in my Secret Weapons Resource list, along with other tools on outsourcing. Even if you are not making regular art sales in your business yet, go ahead and give this a listen because at the very least, it will give you an inside look to how business owners do so much with the same 24 hours everyone else has in a day.
So I hope this helps! Remember, the "solopreneur" term can be a bit misleading. Not all business owners do it alone, and in fact, most successful artists that you may be following on social media currently have assistants and eventually a team to help them do what they do best, paint!
It's totally possible to enjoy your growth and keep your sanity.
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