If you’ve made the decision to hire a Virtual Assistant you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the most value from the relationship to ensure you can focus on growing your business, worry free.
Here’s our easy 4 point guide to get the best from your Virtual Assistant.
- Our primary goal is to help you become more productive and take some of the administrative tasks off your plate. In order to do so, first decide what it is that you want to outsource to your assistant. By providing specific goals and tasks and outline a checklist for them to follow with specific instructions you’ll maximise the opportunity for your VA to do an outstanding job.
Top Tip: Consider providing an outline checklist with specific instructions.
- Try to make it clear what is most important to you. We are often deluged with piles of requests in rapid succession that stack on top of previous requests. Delegators often aren’t keeping track of what they’ve delegated and when those deliverables are due. As priorities shift, proactively communicate with your VA about those changes and build re-prioritisation practices. There are only so many things that can be due by the end of the week.
Top Tip: If your priorities change, communicate with your VA as soon as possible to ensure they help you get the right result.
- Communicate effectively, let your assistant know your expectations, assign deadlines and let us know how you like to work.
Top Tip: Time invested at the start will pay off long term and allow you to concentrate on your core business.
- Virtual assistants are people, too! They’ll always be more likely to do great work for you if you treat them with respect and kindness.