The first thing to consider is what you want your VA to do for you. What kind of work can they help you with? Does it matter where they are located? Have a look at your potential VA’s website, view client testimonials and examine their profile. What ‘real world’ work experience and skill set do they have? Focus on the VA’s professional ability. Make sure you understand how their fees work and what their payment terms are. Chat to your potential VA on the phone or if possible, try and arrange a face-to-face meeting so you can start establishing rapport.
Once you are satisfied with your chosen Virtual Assistant, make sure you outline your project details clearly and specify any deadlines. Providing clear instructions for your project will reduce the chances of any misunderstanding or errors.
Remember – A Virtual Assistant’s role is to support you and your business, by taking the pressure off you, so you can spend more time working ON your business instead of IN it!