We think it’s really important for business owners to find a virtual assistant that is right for them. Companies tend to put a lot less effort into finding an outsourced member of staff than they do for permanent staff members. Though this is unavoidable, we think that going the extra mile when looking for a VA can be hugely beneficial.
Below, we’ve shared a few tips on what to look for in a virtual assistant.
Make sure you like them
You may think this sounds silly… but if you’re going to hire someone as a virtual assistant, you need to make sure you like them! Not only are you going to need to work closely with them, you’re also going to be asking them to speak to your customers on your behalf. Make sure that you choose a virtual assistant who you think is professional and friendly.
Make sure you’re happy with their working style
Before you make your choice, make sure you speak to any potential VAs about their working style. Are there particular processes and timetables that they work to? How will you fit into this? Are they able to be flexible enough to fully meet your needs?
Make sure you ask what VA services they offer
Maybe you’re only looking for a simple telephone answering service now… but it’s great to leave yourself more options for later. Over time, you might find yourself needing more virtual assistant services, and it would be great if your additional VA was able to help.
Make sure you ask for references
Any virtual assistant who is good at what they do will be more than happy to supply you with testimonials or references from other customers. This is a great way to find out more about a potential VA, and whether they’re a good fit for you.
If you’re looking for a VA and want to see if we might be the perfect fit, why not get in touch?