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How to work with a Virtual Assistant

So, you’ve established the need for some assistance and found a VA that you want to work with so how do you get the ball rolling and the relationship off to a good start? Communicate Have a conversation with your VA to discuss in detail the work to be done and the timeframe for it to be completed. Share your screen via Skype to demonstrate how the work is to be done or send your VA some examples of how the completed task should look. The more detail the better! Also check in part way through the task to ensure the task is being completed in the time you expected – if you expect a task to take a certain number of hours, check to see if you VA is working towards this. If not, does she understa

Who uses a Virtual Assistant?

So, who can benefit from a Virtual Assistant? The answer, in short, is anyone who needs help organising their business or personal life. The ‘pay as you go’ nature of hiring a VA means you can have as much or as little help as you need and the work load and tasks can vary on a case by case basis. The most frequent users of VAs are small business owners, consultants and freelancers: self-employed people, where perhaps their business needs or work flow cannot justify taking on a full-time admin person, or where specialist help is required to carry out specific tasks like organising an event or managing a project. The virtual nature of a VA also means you don’t need to provide a desk, office sp