I am often asked what’s the best way to choose a virtual assistant to partner with. I always encourage folks to go with their gut instinct. Find a virtual assistant that is a “fit” for them. There are so many virtual assistants out there that you are sure to find someone that you feel comfortable with and that can provide you with the services that you need. If you are on Twitter for instance ask folks for recommendations.
Ask questions! If you are looking for a virtual assistant that is going to perform the work themselves don’t just assume that is the case. Always ask as a lot of va’s do outsource/subcontract their work to other va’s so that they may provide their clients with a wider range of services that they may not be able to normally on their own. Is this a bad thing “no” but in my own opinion I feel that they need to let folks know right from the start that they will indeed be outsourcing the work to someone else. Ask if they have the subcontractor’s sign a non disclosure/compete agreement for your privacy. Working with a virtual assistant is all about trust!
Partnering with a Virtual Assistant can be a wonderful thing! They can not only save you time but money and of course sanity! We all offer our clients a unique skill set and I believe that no two are the same.