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Make Efficient Use of Your Virtual Assistant Time

Your Virtual Assistant can save you time and money over internal staffing and give you access to expertise in growing your business. To make this interaction more financially rewarding, there are ways to ensure that you are utilizing your VA in the most efficient way possible. Through planning and clear communication, you and your VA can have a great working relationship that gets the most accomplished in the least amount of time.

Tips To Make The Most Of Your Virtual Assistants Time

We want you to get the most out of your VA and realize the value of your investment in having a virtual assistant. Unfortunately, sometimes a lack in communication or direction can waste time that your VA could better use to complete your projects and tasks. Here are some tips to ensure that your VA is getting what they need from you to be as efficient as possible with the time that you have allotted for them.

  • ¬†Create a work plan. Writing down what needs to be done and in what priority can help you and your VA get the most accomplished each week. This cuts down on unnecessary communication via phone or email. Give them clear, written expectations on what needs to be done and within what period of time so they can meet your needs.
  • Use your Virtual Assistant’s expertise. Your VA has worked with many different types of businesses in many areas. Use this knowledge to help you increase their efficiency. Ask for her advice on ways to save time in your business and in turn, save money. You may be impressed with how much knowledge they have to offer!
  • Limit interactions. Every minute spent reading emails or talking on the phone with you is time that your VA could be working on your projects. Create your detailed work plan and lists; then give your VA the time and space to complete their projects. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to communicate them, but give them time to respond. Sending several emails or leaving multiple voicemails on the same subject can just delay their response even longer.

By finding the most efficient way to work with your VA, you can have a relationship that is rewarding and beneficial on many levels. By allowing them to focus on your projects with clear instructions, you will get the most for your investment in a virtual assistant.

photo credit: JacQuLyne

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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