If you recently hired a virtual assistant you maybe eager to get started and providing them with assignments. However, if you do not take the appropriate initial steps to set up your virtual assistant for success, you can quickly run into a number of issues. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of investing in your virtual assistant from the beginning.
When you have a lot of things to do it’s really common to take some notes so you don’t forget any details and that’s one of the reasons why having an agenda is so useful. Writing everything you have to do in your agenda will help you organize your ideas, however, a whole page filled with pending things from top to bottom could make you feel frustrated, stressed or even worried.
Even doing your best effort, it is almost impossible to keep in control all the activities you have in your Company with no extra help. Doing everything could be understood when there is not enough personnel at the company, in any other case, you are just wasting a couple of minutes you could use in another more important task. Delegating work to other person does not mean that you will have less responsibility but that you will have more help to take more responsibilities and increase your company’s efficiency.
You have probably heard about the term labor productivity, this concept has gained a lot of importance in the current days, not because of its literal meaning but because of the effects it has in the working space.
It’s very likely that you have heard about Virtual Assistants before and it’s also very likely that you still don’t know what they do or the benefits they can offer to your business. We will take it upon ourselves to explain what a Virtual Assistant is and how you can make the most out of hiring one.
Every person running their own business knows this: you start working on it by yourself, all pumped up with enthusiasm and drive, willing to work as hard as needed to take your venture off the ground. That feeling, however, fades away sooner rather than later when you realize that most of your day is spent in rather mundane tasks: are the invoices ready? Did you finally upload that new picture of your front door on Facebook? Did you reschedule that delivery you were expecting from one of your providers but can’t actually sign for because you forgot your kid has soccer practice and you need to pick him up?
One of the main concerns that arise once you’ve finally decided you’re ready to get a VA is how long it will
take before your new assistant learns the ropes of your business. Training someone takes time, time you might not always have. And while we guarantee that your new VA is quick on his/her toes, responsive and clever, there’s only so much he/she will be able to do without your guidance. While most services will tell you their VAs will be ready to go when hired, our experience has taught us that while hiring someone that fits your profile is key, the amount of time you invest in training your assistant during their first month is directly proportional to the quality of assistance and/or amount of help you’ll get in the future.
One of the main concerns business owners have when considering hiring a virtual assistant is show much it will cost. While this is indeed a valid concern, perhaps basing your decision on cost alone might not be the best choice: this way, you only see how much you’re paying, but not how much you’re saving when hiring a VA. While weighting your options, there are two ways you could go about figuring out the real cost of your hire:
When you think of tactics to help you increase your productivity, what comes to mind? There are plenty from a variety of sources, so there’s no wrong answer here. A lot of these tips and tricks promise to be easy and bring great results, which is true. These hacks usually aren’t very demanding and really do help you become more productive.
However, there are three that are especially easy (and practically effortless) that you may not have heard of. These hacks may sound too easy to be true, but trust me, they work!
We’ve all done it - scoured the internet or our friend groups for information prior to a purchase. Word of mouth, as it’s called, is one of the most trusted sources of information because we fully trust our friends’ input. We even tend to trust strangers on the internet reviewing a product more than claims from a company themselves.
But with all this information out there, how do you decipher fact from fiction? Today, we’re going to uncover some of the most common myths about virtual assistants we’ve heard over the years and provide you with the truth for each.
Topics: Virtual Assistance