25 Questions you need to ask a potential VA first!

25 Questions you need to ask a potential VA first!

In my previous blog post, I mentioned making a list of potential VAs that you’d like to interview. Now you’re going to put that list into effect and start using it to make your notes when you start interviewing your potential VA. Now this is very crucial that you do this and speak to each and every one of the VAs you wish to interview to see what kind of connection you have together. It could be great right off the bat! – OR – it could be ‘This person is definitely not for me! Here is a list of questions that will help you to make an informed decision on whether they will be good for you and your business. Ask their opinions on certain subjects so you can see what direction they are going in. You may decide that their way of thinking is not for you and go your separate ways. Have you been doing this for very long? Do you have a specialty market that you service? Where is your home base? (time zones are important to know) Do you have a certain set of hours that you work? Or are you flexible? Do you work evenings and/or on the weekends? Do you have a set premium for rush projects? What do you consider a rush job? What is your normal completion time on projects I will send you? Are you a one-person company? Do you have an assistant or a safety net in case you are ill or your computer is down? Can I still be comfortable knowing that my work will still get done and without delays?...
How to tell that you need to hire a Virtual Assistant

How to tell that you need to hire a Virtual Assistant

You’ll never find 2 businesses that are the same, nor will you find 2 people that are exactly the same for that matter either – So who’s to say ‘When ‘X’ happens, you should hire a Virtual Assistant’?  You’ll have some people say you should hire a VA right away, regardless of whether you’re just starting your own business or not.  And then you have the other side of the coin, where people will say you’re better off to wait until you’ve established yourself and made some money.  In the end, it’s really all about what you think, your own individual preference.  Eventually, you will come to realize by some little signs here and there, that, yes, it’s time I get some outside help. You need to send out your Invoices – Although it’s very commendable to give your clients the absolute best possible service you can, sometimes you end up doing so at the expense of your business.  You can’t run a business without receiving an income, and you can’t receive an income without sending out your invoices/statements etc.  But you don’t really have the time! No worries!  A VA will take care of all your accounting needs so that you can best use your time working with and building your clientele. You’re drowning in emails – You find that your emails are increasing and you’re having to spend way too much time on reading and responding to all of the emails – You want to be able to reply yourself to all of them to give it a ‘personal’ touch, but it’s just taking too much time!...