This might sound overly simple but with a virtual assistant you always have a listening ear. Often and especially when you have an online business, talking about it non stop will bore even your closest friends.
A virtual assistant is your employee. He is paid to help you out virtually, and that can mean giving helpful advice.
He could even research the net for a solution to your problem.
In fact, a good assistant will offer to do that without even being asked.
I find that the best way to know if you have an awesome, as opposed to a solid VA, is if he or she offers advice, input or other learning opportunities on their own.
Only then you can really say that you have doubled your own man power.
|Aug 07, 2014||win-win situation
by: JomvieThe only person who will listen to your endless ideas is your virtual assistant and who will never get tired of it. And I think it’s not just because it’s just their job. I, for one, pretty like this job since it covers everything.If the employee does not know a single thing, the employer willingly trains and provide the necessary information. For me, it can broaden one person’s horizon while the employer can benefit for its business success—win-win situation in the end.
|Feb 20, 2015||Your VA May Not Always Be 100% Straight and Honest With You
by: FrancisIt’s true that a virtual assistant will try his best to provide a valuable input if you ask him about your business and the projects you work with him. However, in the end, you want your online business to work for your customers and visitors. What may work for your virtual assistant, may not work for someone who has only seen your business for the first time.Also, a possible disadvantage or trap I can see is that a virtual assistant, if he’s hired by you, will be careful with what he tells you. Sometimes you need the truth straight and unfiltered. Sometimes you need uncomfortable answers. Your virtual assistant may not always have the guts to do that.So be sure to always get second opinion even if the opinion from your virtual assistant is already very useful to you.