Do you have a virtual assistant? If so, what are some of the lessons you’ve learned from working with someone that you could pass along to a WU member who is considering hiring one?
A friend of mine posed a question about this topic in my Facebook group today. She has a VA who is great about coming up with good ideas, but she doesn’t implement them, and she wanted to know how to handle that. I suggested she talk to the VA and let the person know what she wants.
I’ve had several VA’s and I learned some hard lessons from my first experience. For one thing, I did not set expectations of what I wanted her to do, or how often we should communicate. It was no wonder I was unhappy! The next time around, I set up procedures for the VA to follow and we had a standing weekly appointment to go over what needed to be done the following week. It made life much easier for me – and for the VA. There were no ill feelings. When mistakes inevitably happen, it wasn’t the end of the world, because we were communicating.
I’m in desperate need of a VA right now, so if you have a lead for me, please share it! 🙂