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How do I work with a Virtual Assistant?

How on earth does it work when you hire a Virtual Assistant?

Well, with so much technology available to us, it’s easier than ever nowadays!

Firstly, it’s important to have an initial consultation either by phone or Skype to establish what your needs are and what I can offer.

It would be useful for you to draw up a list of all the tasks you do and categorise them into :-

🌟 Things only you can do

🌟Things you don’t want to do or don’t have the skill set to do

🌟 Things you can easily delegate

This should give a clearer idea of where you need the most support.

Do you need help with a one-off project or ongoing support? Hours/rates will be agreed.

Your preferred method of communication will be agreed. Do you prefer an email, phone call or a Skype call and how often would you like to be updated. i.e daily, weekly. I have one client who likes me to text her to let her know I’ve sent an email, another one communicates with me by email, phone call and voice recordings with instructions. I have another client who is local and I give support on site, which is also an option. Think about what works best for you.

There are lots of free project management programs available where you can set tasks and deadlines and share them with me. The one I use the most is Trello. It’s a way of ensuring clear communication with clients without constant phone calls and emails.

Documents can be shared via secure systems such as Dropbox or Google drive, which both myself and my client can access.

The key to a great working relationship with a VA is communication and as long as terms and boundaries are agreed at the outset, you should really reap the benefits!

If you are interested in a free consultation, drop me a line at Michelle.srmvirtual@gmail.com

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