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CPTP157: How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Your Piano Studio

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Apr 12

“I have so much free time, I don’t know what to do with it!”…said no piano teacher, ever. We could all use more time to spend with family, planning for our studio or practising the piano ourselves.

If you have a never-ending to-do list it might be time to hire a virtual assistant to take some of the load off.

It’s easier than you think to hire someone who can complete repetitive tasks or tasks you don’t have to expertise to do well. In this episode, I’ll talk you through what to hire out, how to find the right people and help you get started with your own virtual assistant.

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why you would want to hire a virtual assistant
  • Ideas to save time when you feel over-stretched
  • Where to find assistants to hire locally
  • The advantages of hiring someone in another country
  • When to think about hiring out a task
  • What kinds of jobs you could hire a virtual assistant to do
  • How to train your V.A. using screen recording software

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What jobs would you love to give to a virtual assistant?

Do you have a list of stuff that it would be great to get off your plate? Share in the comments below. 🙂

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Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.