How To Work With a Virtual Assistant

After you have finally started your business, you will eventually start seeing growth. Along with growth comes more worth.

You could try to manage everything yourself, but that could be hard because eventually it will be out of your control and you will need more than one person working. That is just the nature of business, and it is GOOD if you have to hire someone to help you out.

Here are tips to make your business work with a virtual assistant.

How To Work With a Virtual AssistantFind someone you can trust.

When you hire a virtual assistant, I’m assuming that you are going to hand over some important information to them so that they can do their work. You may hand over e-mails, passwords, account information and more.

Make sure that you don’t just jump on the first person who find who happens to be the cheapest. You need to find someone who won’t give all of your secrets and information away.

Tell them specifically what you need done.

You probably think that this would be obvious, but so many times business owners are not specific with the way that they want things done. You should form some type of template so that your virtual assistant knows exactly what needs to be done and how it is to be correctly done.

Give detailed instructions! It is usually best to keep a copy of everything so that you can always give the notes to someone else just in case your virtual assistant does not work out, or if your virtual assistant takes a break (such as a vacation).

Tell them what time or hours they will be working.

What time do you want the work done? Some work can only be done at certain times of the day, and you should specifically lay that out. Certain hours may not even work for some virtual assistants so you should save everyone time in the beginning so that everyone knows what is going on.

Check in every now and then.

If you have a new virtual assistant, then you may not just want to give them tasks and let them roll with it without ever checking in. You should check in every now and then so that you can make sure that everything is being correctly done and everyone is on the same page.

Do you have a virtual assistant? What tips do you have?


Like this post? Want more great articles? Check out our newsletter to receive exclusive content sent only to the select few who subscribe. We will even start you off with the bonus 10-part eSeries Don't Envy the Successful Entrepreneur - Become One!"

Speak Your Mind