How Do You Choose A Virtual Assistant That Is Right For You?
Make a plan
Think about the hours that you need your Virtual Assistant to be available – some work usual business hours, some work evenings & weekends but you’ll need to have one that suits your needs. Also, almost all VA’s have a specialist skillset alongside the usual administration skills you’d expect, so you need to make a list detailing exactly what you require from them, and what software they need to be proficient with!
do your homework
All Virtual Assistants should have professional indemnity insurance & be registered with the ICO. And although not essential, membership to VA groups such as the VA Membership and the Society of Virtual Assistants can show that they are dedicated to their business and want to ensure they stay on top of everything ‘VA’.
Use the experience of others to shape your decision. Selecting a virtual assistant with positive reviews gives you the peace of mind that they are good at what they do!
Not only does your Virtual Assistant need to be available in the hours that you require but they also need to have the capacity to take on your work – some VA’s will advertise when they have space but it can’t hurt to send a message and ask!
book a call
The Virtual Assistant you’ve been following could seem like the perfect match for you – but until you’ve actually spoken with them over a phone call or even a zoom, how will you know that your personalities match? It is so important that you gel as people in order for you both to develop a happy working relationship!
I feel so lucky that all of my clients share my core value’s, and even all of the other Virtual Assistants that I work with. I have capacity starting in April 2022 for another client – if you’d like to get in touch to see how I can help your business to thrive, please feel free to book a call here or find out more about my packages and prices here.