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Having a Team vs. Having One VA

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When it comes to hiring a virtual assistant, the one thing that everyone wants is a person that they know they can trust with any and all of their sensitive information as well as someone they can rely on to get the job done. While this can be achieved through hiring just one virtual assistant, many people don’t know that this can also be achieved through having a team of virtual assistants as well.

In a way having one virtual assistant is like the old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. This is perhaps one of the biggest downsides of having a single virtual assistant to do your work. The fact is that if they decide to take a vacation, or if an emergency project arises, that they aren’t available for- there goes your basket! You have to struggle to find the time to do it yourself, possibly learn how to complete it, or attempt to find someone else who has the experience and knowledge to help. This can easily be avoided by working with a virtual assistant team. For example, Contemporary VA makes sure that a backup – most importantly a trained backup-  is available when the primary virtual assistant is on vacation or has to take time off. Additionally, if an emergency project comes up, the primary virtual assistant has a whole team to back them up and help them to finish the emergency project. Or, the primary VA can find someone to help with their other tasks so she/he can focus on the emergency project.

A huge benefit of contracting with CVA is that you get both the experience of creating a personal relationship with your VA and having the reassurance that a whole team is available to suit your needs. With our team approach not only do you get a virtual assistant that has the skills you need, but you also have access to a wide variety of other skills. Additionally, since everyone on the team has their own experiences, they all can provide different suggestions and opinions on products, services, or methods for doing things. Have a software you are thinking of using, but want some opinions on it? Well, your primary virtual assistant can send out a team email asking if anyone has anything to say about the product.

By having a team behind your primary virtual assistant, you can rest assured that anything you need done can be completed by experienced professionals without having to sacrifice any of the benefits of working just one virtual assistant.

 

photo credit: Svadilfari

 

Posted on January 10th, 2012 by Aimee Sadler, Virtual Assistant

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