When you pay for a service, your biggest concern is if your money will be utilized in the way it is meant to be. Similarly when you start paying for administrative services to an online virtual assistant, you expect to get the most out of him. There are ways through which you can get your virtual assistant to work in exactly the way you desire and without hurting your business relationship with the VA. At times people get rude with their virtual assistant which can be a terrible for their business because when you start treating a professional in an unprofessional manner, there are many things that can be affected and the first thing is the work he performs for your company.
Since the main medium of interaction and work is the internet in the case of a VA, you first need to make sure you understand how the entire system works because if you have zero idea about the options available on the internet, it can be very hard for you to stay in touch with the VA. Here are some tips that are worth consideration so that you business relation with the virtual assistant you have hired remains flawless.
- Single out your expectations before you assign tasks to your VA. Make sure you let him know about the priorities because if you fail to let him know about which task to be performed first, you won’t be getting it that way and this can be the first thing that will put off your good mood.
- If you are using the VA facility for the first time, make sure you do a detailed meeting with him so that both of you are on the same page. There would be many things which might not be done as you expect because of the limitations of the internet. Some countries do not allow access to some sites that might be available in your country but it might not be accessible in his.
- If you think you are an expert in the task that you have given to your online virtual assistant to perform, train him personally so that he also develops the habit to perform the tasks in exactly the same manner you desire.
- Communicate through various channels because at times one channel might not be accessible or would be out of range. If your VA has gone outside and does not have a data plan on his phone, Skype might be not be accessible and you will have to contact him through call or SMS.