Getting the most out of working with a virtual assistant service
Communication is key, as with anyone you work with.
You’ll just be learning to do things in a slightly different way.
Instead of face to face interactions and meetings, you’ll be relying on phone calls, video calls, and messaging to make the relationship work. As such, it is important to set and manage expectations with the service provider you select.
The most major change to your business will be that you’ll have either very little or no face to face contact with your VA. To maintain contact, you can use voice and chat platforms to get on with the day to day running of your business.
If you’ve been used to having someone around you to help all the time, it can sometimes feel a little strange but in the long run, the benefits of not having quite so many overheads will generally outweigh the negatives.
Despite these challenges, integrating a virtual assistant into your business is much easier than you might think. Make sure the VA or VA service understands your core business and how your business works. This is vital in order for the service to benefit your business: you are integrating an important function to your business and this must be handled with care.