How to Work with a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is a global worker who can send remote help in your business. Generally, the virtual assistant won’t be coming to your office but work for you from anywhere. A virtual assistant may work from home or anywhere in the world but they will support you in your business. In short, the virtual assistant works for you not physically but virtually.
Here are few things which you need to take care of when you are working with a VA-
Deliver Clear Instruction
A virtual assistant works in various kinds of tasks. Lack of details in instruction may cause difficulties for your virtual assistant to understand. Delivering a clear and detailed instruction will make it easy for your virtual assistant to understand that what do you want with your Virtual assistant to do. Make it clear for yourself and your VA’s as well.
The work remotely. They don’t need to come to the office to work which means you won’t have a physical contact with them which may cause a trust issue between you and your virtual assistant. And also it takes time to finish a task. Try to build a friendly relationship and be cool with them. The relationship between you and your virtual assistant is a very important matter to take care of.
Train your Virtual Assistant
In full-time employment, most of the company train their employee before putting them to work. But when you hire a virtual assistant, you don’t need to train them. So in this situation, you have to train them virtually. At first, give them the easy tasks and make it harder in a slow process to increase your virtual assistant’s strength. Also, give them different task so they could understand your way of work. Don’t pressure your virtual assistant, if they refuse to do any task.
Use proper communication system
Communication is very important matter in this business. Find out the right tool that they are comfortable to communicate with and use that tool. E-mail, Skype, TeamViewer, Instant chat, file transferring are the most known tools and effective communication system as far as anyone knows.