Decide what revenue-generating activities you will
pursue with the time saved.
Take inventory of tasks
you wish to delegate
and prioritize which tasks
are best delegated. To help,
use the Decision Matrix
spreadsheet template at
Complete each task enough
times to understand its value.
Ask yourself: “Do I need to
delegate this or just stop
Document the processes
related to tasks you plan to
delegate and put in place
checklists, templates, and
Choose whether to pursue
a virtual assistant or remote
office manager, or to
outsource projects on Fiverr,
Upwork, Guru, or a similar
freelance crowdsourcing site.
assistants, including checking
references and/or reviews.
Consult your tax advisor
or CPA about the potential
tax implications of hiring an
I have hired a local marketing firm to update my website,
develop my brand kit, and provide me with social media
marketing guidance. For specific skills like graphic design, I
think it is best to hire someone who specializes in that skill.
Many business owners outsource graphic design projects to
a crowdsourcing site such as Fiverr or Freelancer. I prefer
to work with my marketing firm so I can continue to build
a relationship with them over time to develop my branding
and collateral. They get to know me and my business, and
that deeper understanding grows in value over time. I have
hired other specialists such as a photographer, office organizer, accountant, play wright, and videographer.
Before you hire, take a look at the sidebar at left. After
going through the checklist, ask NSA members for referrals
to VAs who have experience with the speaking industry.
Every NSA member I spoke to who was happy with their
VA had found them through a referral. Even if the VA comes