- A Virtual Assistant is a person with their own business who provides a service or set of services to a business owner
- They are not employed by the business owner but hired as an independent contractor
- They work virtually which means that they will not be next to you and communication is online or by phone
- They work globally which means that they might be in a different town, city, country and time zone to you
- Most VA’s tend to be generalists as opposed to specialists. Having said this, there are VA’s who specialise in certain services and will state this on their websites
1. Make communication a priority. There is nothing as important as clear, concise communication. Be sure to establish a good rapport with your VA from the beginning. Write clear emails with clear instructions/questions/notes on what you want your VA to do and when. If your VA doesn’t know what you want her to do or unclear about what your needs she will clarify this with you until she knows what you require her to do. This will cause time delays and frustrations on both parts so list things by bullet points or numbers and make it clear where you need her feedback, input or action.
7. Embrace this new relationship. Understand that at first, it will be a new experience for the both of you. It will take time to get to know each other and there will be trials and errors along the way. If you embrace this you are half way there!
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