So you’ve decided that your business will benefit from having outside help in the form of a Virtual Assistant – great! Now what? Whether you need help with Social Media Management, General Admin or Copy-Editing there is someone to meet your every need, as long as you ask the correct types of questions before starting:
What Times Are You Available, And How Do You Prefer To Communicate?
One of the most important things to ask any new Virtual Assistant. Your communication styles need to go hand-in hand, so you feel comfortable working together. It is important to establish how and when they will be available to communicate, as well as an average time it takes them to respond.
What Do You Do When You Face Issues At Work?
The right Virtual Assistant will know when they don’t have the full information they need to complete a task, and ask for your help. There is no wrong answer to this question, but it will help you gauge whether they have been put in this position before.
What Are Your Areas Of Expertise?
Before starting, you’ll need to establish what you need help with in your business, and if that lines up with their skill set. What kind of places have they worked in the past, and what tasks are they used to completing? If you need assistance with multiple things, an all-rounder is a good shout.
What Are Your Areas Of Weakness?
This question is useful for all areas of work. If they have no experience in Social Media and that’s your weak area too, you’ll need to rethink your new staff member. Knowing what your weak areas are is a key factor to future growth.
How Would You Proactively Aid Clients?
Ideally you want a Virtual Assistant who will think outside the box to help your business, while getting everything done you’ve asked for. In time, this type of person will be able to anticipate what you need, and you can improve communication and ideas within weeks.
So What Are You Waiting For?
There’s never been a better time to enquire about what a virtual assistant can do for you!
Contact WorkSmart Digital today and see how our Virtual Assistants can benefit your business.