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When looking for a Virtual Assistant, look for one who is actually in business. Those who work on the side show a lack of business commitment that can present conflicts and trouble for you in the form of longer turn-around times, poor communication, conflicting commitments, interruptions, and even periods of unavailability. Consider these questions:
- How long has the Virtual Assistant been in business?
- Is it a full-time business or part-time with limited availability?
- Is this a chosen profession or just something the VA is doing for a short-period of time?
- Does the VA and the business have detailed policies and business standards that will encourage a positive working relationship and communication?
Virtual Assistants who consider their business to be a chosen profession will typically have systems and offerings in place to provide the best service possible to serve the client’s needs and expectations. Look for confidence, a solid business, independence, trustworthy, and dependability.
Laura’s VAS runs as a full-time business and expects to be in business for the long haul. We do not consider this as a job that we are doing until something better comes along. We are here, and will be for a long time…