3 Easy Ways to Get the Best out of your Virtual Assistant
As a business owner, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your employees. Small business owners especially try to minimize the cost and maximize their profits to grow their business faster. This is the reason why they hire remote employees. Hourly rates for Virtual Assistants typically range between $3 to $20, sometimes even more than that! They help you run your business by managing some of your less-important everyday tasks so you can focus on the growth of your company.
We’ve talked about minimizing cost and maximizing profits, and now we are here to tell you how you can do just that with your Virtual Assistant.
Here are the 3 Simplest Ways to Make the Best of your New Virtual Assistant.
1.) Communicate – You’ve heard it a thousand times before for a thousand different reasons, but it’s true: COMMUNICATION IS KEY.
It is crucial to your business that you and your assistant are both on the same page. It would be best if you could schedule a time each day, or every other day (it depends on you really), to give feedback on their performance. This will help them know which areas they excel in and which areas they need improvement on. It would also be good to ask if they have any questions regarding the tasks assigned to them or any concerns they have so that business operations can flow smoothly especially if you are the one training them.
2.) Do not micro-manage – The whole point of getting an assistant is so that you can remain focused on the more important aspects of growing your company. Not only do you waste time by breathing down your assistant’s neck, but you are also preventing her from doing her job well by disrupting her.
3.) Consult – There is a high chance that your assistant has experience in a different line of work, and can share their knowledge and expertise with you. It could potentially help in elevating your business, and at the same time makes your assistant feel more involved in your business.
Your virtual assistant is also an investment so you have to take the necessary steps to make sure that they succeed in order for your business to succeed as well. Do you have any questions?
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