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Tips for Maximizing Your VA Investment

At CVA, we appreciate your business. We also want to help you get the most out of your investment into our Virtual Assistant service. Every minute counts when you are paying on an hourly basis, so anything that saves time also saves money. To start the New Year off right, here are some tips to get the most out of your VA budget.

  • Organize your thoughts. One way to get the most out of your VA is to keep your conversations with them short and to the point. A good way to stay on topic is to list what you need to discuss with them before any phone call. This helps you stay on track and limits the time used on talking about what needs to be done versus actually performing the tasks.
  • Use email. Another way to limit time spent on discussion is to use email for correspondence. This allows your VA to multi-task, which is more efficient and cost effective for you.
  • Give complete instructions. Keep in mind that your VA will follow your instructions, but they cannot read your mind. To avoid back-and-forth calls and emails on a project, give complete and detailed instructions on what needs to be done from the very beginning.
  • Set expectations. Let your VA know what you need so they can meet your expectations. If you need a project completed by Friday, yet prefer that it be done Thursday, let your VA know. They will do their best to meet your expectations.
  • List your priorities. If you are on a tight budget, make a priority list for your VA. Ask that they complete tasks by priority while staying within the allotted hours per week/month. This ensures the items that absolutely need to be done are completed, with less important tasks finished if time allows.
  • Share your goals. Instead of only giving your VA a list of tasks, share your goals that these tasks will help accomplish. Why? Because your VA may be able to save you time and money by offering a better or faster solution to reach your goal.

We want to have an ongoing relationship with you and your business, so ensuring you get the most for any money you invest into a VA is a high priority for us. Let us or your VA know if there is anything we can do improve our service and keep you happy as one of our clients.

photo credit: Tanozzo

Posted on January 12th, 2015 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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