A good relationship between the virtual assistant and client is vital in order to have success. There are a few things to keep in mind when working with a virtual assistant that will help you become a client that is well-loved!
Communicate. This is probably the most important aspect of delegating. Without clear communication, the outcome of your projects may not be done to your desire. You need to be clear within yourself what you want completed and be able to communicate it effectively. Make sure to communicate any expectations on how certain tasks should be done, along with any deadlines you may have. This will give your virtual assistant the needed guidance to get your projects done to your specifications without any guessing.
Let go. Remember the phrase, “if you want something done right you have to do it yourself”? Well, that is not true. You do not have to do it yourself. When you outsource you are able to get much more accomplished during the day. But in order for you to accomplish more, you have to let go of wanting to do everything yourself. This can be the hardest part of outsourcing, which is why you should start slow. You do not have to outsource your entire business the first week you have a virtual assistant. Begin small, then grow and delegate more as you get comfortable.
Be Respectful. Virtual assistants, in their own right, are business owners too. Your virtual assistant has set up policies and boundaries for their business, and those should be respected. Be aware of these boundaries right from the beginning. Doing so will prevent difficulties down the road. Keep in mind, as well, that your virtual assistant has other clients and you are not the only one. By respecting your virtual assistant, your relationship will be smoother and they will in turn respect your time as well.
There are several ways to make your client/VA working relationship a success. The ones I just listed are my top 3. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Please comment below or hop over to my Facebook page and we’ll talk there!