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5 Essential Tips for Hiring a Personal Assistant

You’re advancing in your career and beginning to feel overworked. Maybe you’ve finally gotten to the point where you want to spend more time with your family.

You think it’s time to hire a personal assistant.

Hiring a personal assistant can free up your time to focus on the bigger picture, spend more time with family, or have more time to spend on hobbies. The personal assistant can spend time doing tedious but time-consuming tasks, overall giving you more energy throughout your days.

Your personal assistant can also be a second pair of eyes and ears. You will have the benefit of someone working closely with you who can provide a second opinion or insight that you might have missed.

Keep these things in mind when hiring a personal assistant:

1. Write down what you want to delegate. First, decide what you need help with. Start by paying attention to what you spend time on during the day or week. What are easy, repetitive tasks that you can delegate to someone else?

  • Do you need help with administrative tasks such as preparing a meeting agenda, managing your inbox, managing your calendar, or filing documents?

  • Do you need help coordinating travel such as reserving flights and hotels, booking reservations, or setting up itineraries?

  • Will the personal assistant be in charge of personal tasks such as grabbing your coffee, picking up groceries, or doing errands for your home?

  • Will the personal assistant be empowered to support your business? Examples include creating processes or meeting with clients.

2. Determine your budget for the role. Next, think about how much you want to allocate to hire a personal assistant weekly.

  • What value will a personal assistant bring to you or your business?

  • If you are hiring a part-time or full-time assistant, what are t