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The use of a virtual assistant can be foreign and even intimidating to some business owners or busy professionals that are unfamiliar with the concept. In my own personal experience with my clients I have noticed the hesitation from clients who are not too sure on the most appropriate questions to ask.
It is important that the virtual assistant explain their services and what they have the capacity to do. I’ve noticed once their is an explanation of the services I can provide clients are generally more clear in their own business needs.
According to VAnetworking.com here are some questions to ask your virtual assistant:
- What is your personality type?
- Communication style?
- How often do you like to communicate
- What type of commitment can you provide?
- What type of work style do you prefer?
- Any certifications?
For a VA the relationship built with their client or potential client is one that can be a long lasting partnership so it is important to ask the appropriate questions in order to achieve the best results for your business.
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This is especially helpful to those like myself new to the Virtual Assistant industry
Lately I’ve been networking in quite a few Facebook and LinkedIn groups, particularly those comprised of virtual assistants. You would be surprised by the camaraderie in these groups, especially considering that we’re supposedly competing for work. Rather than being standoff-ish, however, we help each other out. We cheer for each other when somebody land a first (or another) client, and we provide insight about invaluable tools and applications. Because of my active participation in these groups, several members have asked how we built our business to where it is today. Because of this, here are my “5 Steps to Building a Successful Virtual Assistance Business.”
1. Start Out Humble. Let’s face it. Even if you’ve been an executive or administrative assistant for the past 15 years, you don’t have virtual assistant experience. The people you are marketing to, all over the world, don’t know you from the next person…
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