Can I Really Trust a VA to Get My Work Done?
One of the questions I often get asked about Virtual Assistants is, “How do I know if my VA will get the work done?”
I completely understand where the question comes from – many of us still think in terms of our former corporate lives, where we had to go in to an office, punch a time clock, and usually eat lunch at our desk.
Working in an office meant employees had to be there on time and limit any personal time. It felt highly structured and scheduled, right?
So how does this work if you are using a VA? Do remote workers get the same results as those employees sitting in a cubicle?
In some ways, VA’s or remote workers can be more productive than traditional employees.
Some of the ways a Virtual Assistant can be more productive include:
Time management: VAs can plan their work around their schedule (picking up kids at school, running errands, etc.) so there is less time off taken. There is also a decrease in sick leave when they or their child is sick. By being able to work from home, they can respond to emails, phone calls, etc. from the comfort of their home instead of taking a day off.
Less interruptions: Unlike employees who work in the office, VAs are normally hyper protective of their time. By cutting down on unnecessary trips to the break room or the snack machine, remote employees are able to get more work done.
Better communicators: VAs normally have to rely on email, chats, text, and Skype to communicate with their team members as well as Clients. By having strong communication skills, remote workers know how to ask for clear expectations and deadlines and know how to follow up properly.
Typically, remote employees are able to do everything a traditional employee can do and are often a more cost-effective option to help entrepreneurs and small business owners expand. If you have been thinking about hiring a VA but aren’t sure what you need, feel free to contact me for more information!
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