How to get the most out of working with your VA in 2021

By KatieApril 28, 2021

Are you thinking about hiring a VA? The benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant are endless! Business owners often need help with their business, but they don't always know what they need. The days of having to hire a secretary are long gone, and the responsibilities of running a company have changed dramatically over the years. The latest trend is that many companies are now hiring virtual assistants who work from home. How would you like to get all your administrative tasks done without leaving your desk?

It's not easy to find the perfect person to do your business tasks. However, when you start working with a Virtual Assistant (VA), you'll be able to get more done in less time. But how can you make sure that your VA is giving it their all and you're getting the most out of them? This blog post will give you some tips on making sure the person you hire is the right fit for your company and can do all of the required tasks in a timely manner.


Be clear about what you need from your VA

  • Know what tasks you're looking for from them 

When it comes to running a business, you know that there are many things on your plate. You have accounting and payroll to take care of, marketing campaigns to manage, and customer service calls to answer. It can be hard for any one person in the business to get everything done. So, what's the solution? A virtual assistant! With all of these tasks piling up throughout the day, it is no wonder why so many businesses are seeking out virtual assistants. They provide support with a variety of tasks, including IT work such as website design or even tech troubleshooting; administrative duties like filing taxes or managing social media accounts; marketing assistance with writing content or designing graphics; call answering services where they handle incoming phone calls from customers asking questions about your business.

  • Ensure they have advanced skills and experience in those fields 

It's no surprise that hiring a VA can make your life easier. But have you considered the fact that there are many different types of tasks in your business, and not all of them are best suited for one person? It might be worth considering hiring more than just one VA to help with various aspects of your company. Many of us hire a virtual assistant to do administrative work and another for creative work. Even if you only need one VA, it can be helpful to have someone specialise in certain tasks so they can get them done faster and better.


Find a VA who is the right fit for you and your business

Like a good pair of shoes, no two VAs are the same. It's important to find someone who is a perfect match for your company and personality. Otherwise, you might be in for some uncomfortable moments. This blog post will help you understand what qualities are most important and how to find that perfect person! Finding a virtual assistant that is a perfect match for your company can be difficult. Follow these steps to ensure you find the right person!

  • Do your research and have an idea of what you want from your new VA.
  • Look at their previous work experience to see how they will fit into your company.
  • Do your research and have an idea of what you want from your new VA.
  • Look at their previous work experience to see how they will fit into your company.
  • Check out reviews, testimonials, and portfolios before hiring them.
  • Make sure you are clear about responsibilities and expectations during the interview process, so both parties know what's expected of them.


Communicate with them regularly so they know what to do next

Relationships are important, especially when it comes to business. You can't just hire someone and assume they'll know how you want things done without communicating the details. The same goes for your virtual assistant. When hiring a VA, make sure to provide them with all of the necessary information about what you need them to do and how often you'd like for them to complete tasks so that no time is wasted on miscommunication or misunderstanding. Breaking down each task into simple steps will help your VA understand exactly what needs to be done, which will allow you to have peace of mind knowing that everything is being taken care of in a timely manner. It's also vital that both parties agree upon certain guidelines before starting work together so there.


Be clear about your expectations

It's important to be as informative as you can, which means clearly communicate your requirements, expectations and deadlines. Provide a detailed description of the upcoming tasks and projects, but most importantly, don't hesitate to ask your VA to confirm the understanding. It is only natural that the longer you work with your virtual assistant, the easier it will get. Working together more often allows for a better understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses, which helps to make tasks smoother and less stressful.


Provide frequent feedback and direction

It's so important to reward skills, with having regular reviews allows both sides to discuss any concerns, evaluate accomplishments, and be clear about necessary changes or potential improvements. Discuss your concerns with VA; they're there for you! Evaluate recent successes and talk about what needs improvement in order for things to go better next time around- it'll make a difference! Don't forget that as long as we keep our focus on success, then anything is possible.

Final Thoughts

You’ve read this blog post, so you know the importance of finding a VA who is the right fit for your business. Now that you have some tips on how to find and work with them, what are you waiting for? Reach out to our team today! We work hard at making sure every client knows they are valued and appreciated by their virtual assistant. Let us show you how we can help minimize your workload while increasing your efficiency in order to make running a successful business easier than ever before. Contact us today at (01423) 642 811 or email [email protected] if you need some guidance or want someone to walk through this process with you step by step! Book a free no-obligation 20 minute discovery call 


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