So, you’re running an awesome business and it’s ticking along nicely, – you’re taking on clients and taking care of the day-to-day running but your business isn’t quite getting to that next level. Maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and your admin is starting to fall behind. What is this costing your business? It’s time to let go and outsource and hiring some help? …Congratulations! … you’ve taken that step and decided to hire a Virtual Assistant to help you… Click To Tweet
The following six tips will help your transition of letting go and putting your trust into someone who has your best interests at heart.
Be clear about your expectations to avoid misunderstandings. It is wise to have an agreement, signed by both parties, that outlines these expectations.
Understand that a VA is not an employee … they are a business owner just like you who will view your business from a different perspective – view them as a business partner. a cheerleader and confidant. Treat each other with respect and integrity and the VA will look after you, support you and promote you to their networks.
VAs do not need to be micro-managed – you’re paying for someone who doesn’t require a lot of supervision. Experienced VAs will check in with you and keep you posted with progress reports.
VAs are not sales people. They are there to assist with aspects of your business that prevent you from generating more income.
Plan ahead as much as you can and communicate your deadlines. If something is urgent, your VA will do their best to accommodate but this isn’t always possible due to advanced work scheduled with other clients.
VAs don’t necessarily work ‘normal’ business hours … be assured that work is being done but not necessarily during traditional or daylight hours. If you need them to be around certain times, just let them know and work out times that suit both of you.
Keep those communication channels open by working out what suits both of you and setting mutual boundaries.
Letting go is really hard and your Virtual Assistant understands that. They will help you work through that anxiety so you can be assured your business is in great hands.
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