Since COVID, there has been a surge in home-based and mobile businesses which has increased the need for virtual assistants (VA). A virtual assistant is someone who provides a variety of services to businesses and individuals including blank. If you have a home-based business, you may be considering hiring a virtual assistant. Read on to learn the 5 things you should consider when hiring a VA.
- Professionalism. Does the VA answer her or his emails, voicemails, and other correspondence in a timely and professional manner? It is important if this person is to work for you that they have the right skills to not keep you or a deadline waiting. Make sure you give a covert task to her or him to pass that shows commitment to deadlines.
- Project Management. Juggling tasks nowadays is vital. If a person cannot work with a few projects on the go you might want to move on. I guarantee you will only find out that they have a project management problem when you lose “the big deal.”
- Availability. Many of these people work for several people at the same time. It is not uncommon for you as an employer to be in a funnel system for the VA. You slowly move down the funnel as they take on better contracts from new virtual employers. Be aware that you and your project may get dropped at any time. It is ideal to split your work between 2 or more VA’s to combat this problem.
- Test. Give the VA a mini project before solidifying a long-term contract. This way you can see how the VA works and if their work is to your standards.
- Get References. Can the VA give you a list of people whom you can contact who will tell you about working with her or him?
If you are feeling overwhelmed in your business and need help to get it all done, a virtual assistant may be the solution for you.
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