A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients and doing their operations remotely. Gayla Scrivener, owner of Scrivener Solutions shares the differences in what services VAs provide and best practices when it comes to working with a virtual team.
Gayla advises to plan and be setting up systems before you’re ready to delegate. Ideally, begin looking for your VA before you need help and are overwhelmed. Begin by building a relationship. Sign up for their offerings on their website. Interview them to get a handle of their skill set.
When you hire your VA, start with smaller, introductory tasks. This will give you and your VA the opportunity to build a good communication routine before adding larger projects.
You can learn more by downloading 5 Things You Must Know Before Hiring a Virtual Assistant.