3 Fears of Delegating Tasks to Virtual Assistants and How To Overcome Them

Nowadays, businesses have become more fast-paced than ever before. With technology evolving at an alarming rate, business owners and executives need to keep up in order to stay in the game. There are just a lot of things to do and a single person can’t possibly do everything on their own. As if answering the woes of overwhelmed business people, the Internet has provided them with a way to accomplish multiple tasks virtual assistants.

However, not all entrepreneurs are open to hiring virtual assistants. Many of them have doubts and fears of delegating tasks that they handle to someone who works from somewhere on the other side of the world. Here are the top three fears business people have when outsourcing jobs to Virtual Assistants and suggestions on how to overcome them:


  1. Fear of disappearing VAs


As a business person, you want to hire workers who stick with their jobs despite the circumstances. Since virtual assistants only work online and not there with you physically at your office, the chances of them going MIA is possible.


There are numerous reasons why a VA would suddenly disappear on you. Some might be having a hard time doing the tasks and are too shy to approach you about it. You can prevent this from happening by maintaining constant communication. There are usually warning signs you can watch out for if your virtual assistant plans to vanish


  1. Fear of the language barrier


Business people fear to hire a virtual assistant and delegating them with an important task because of possible struggles with communication.


Being able to understand one another can make working with them easier. VAs often handle communication with your clients and customers, and making sure that they are able to converse with them properly is crucial for the business.


The easiest way of making sure that there is no language barrier between you and your VA is by setting clear and concise instruction. Have regular video call meetings and converse with your VA.


  1.    Fear of not getting things done on time


For most business people, if not all, time is money. Being on time for meetings and being able to hit deadlines is critical for business success. This habit should also go for virtual assistants as well. As a business person, you need an assistant who can complete tasks on time without risking the quality of work.


Since VAs are physically far away from you, establishing clear communication is necessary for you and your VA to get things done. Know your VAs work ethics like how they approach deadlines and work under pressure. Guide them, give them tools which can help them track and manage tasks.


Keep in mind, fear can always be overcome. Delegating tasks well to the right virtual assistants can help boost your overall productivity and give you and your business an edge over the competition.


“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

-Henry Ford

Contributor: Nikka Ann Alejandro
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