Small businesses all over the globe are beginning to see the benefits that a Virtual Assistant can provide to them. Here are some great tips for getting the most of your relationship with a Virtual Assistant:
Know exactly what you want: Be very clear about what you expect the Virtual Assistant to do. Any ambiguity over their role will only potentially lead to problems in the future.
Tell them the way you want things done: If you have any personal quirks or preferences for the way you like work to be completed, make sure that the VA is aware of this and they will try to cater to your needs.
Set clear deadlines: The basis of any contract with a VA should be determined by when you expect the work to be completed. Without a specific deadline for the completion of work, you have no comeback if tasks are not completed quickly enough for your liking.
Let them get on with it: Having set deadlines, it is important to take a step back. The VA is likely to have a number of clients and if you are constantly checking with them to see how they are progressing it is not a productive use of time for either of you.
Use your time productively: There is no point outsourcing tasks that you usually complete yourself only to waste the time that you save. Whenever you use a Virtual Assistant, ensure that you have something productive to do that will assist your business in the meantime.