(Feb 01, 2013)
My virtual assistant asked me to increase his Dropbox space.
In fact, we are working so much together that he has so many files lying in his Dropbox that it surpassed his 5 gigabytes of free space.
I’m happy to invest those five bucks in order to increase his Dropbox space.
Most of the spaces are taken up by my screen recording videos, anyways.
An easy deal for a useful investment.
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Give Your VA A Backlog of Work When You Are Busy
(Feb 14, 2013)
Sometimes life gets in your way or you get really busy with other stuff. If you already have hired a virtual assistant, don’t make him stand idle too long.
In order to prevent situation like these, record a set of instructions beforehand. Those can be projects which have not so high priorities but you’d still want to get them done anyway at some point in time.
Whenever you will be away and cannot give your virtual assistant instructions, he can fall back to this secondary project and work up all that is to do.
That’s what I do when I get really busy. Fortunately, this works out really well.
Your VA Can Work Through Complicated Legalese Documents for You
(Feb 18, 2013)
As you know, you can easily get the help of a virtual assistant to pre-research stock photos or other illustrations for your uses. Simply tell them what you expect.
Perhaps, even illustrate what you want by simple Google image search. Then, your virtual assistant goes to work.
If you really want to be a 100% sure you don’t run into legal troubles, make sure to read the terms of service.
Ah! But the terms of service are long legalese documents, right?
Nobody has the time to read them.
Ask your virtual assistant. That’s what I did.
Well, to be honest, my virtual assistant took the initiative and did that by himself. I was interested in what conditions needed to be fulfilled to use certain images. But my virtual assistant was thorough and inspected terms of services from each photo bank one at a time.
Then, he highlighted few sentences I needed to read and I saved easily a few hours of long boring readings.
That’s some time well outsourced. Don’t you think?
Pay Your Virtual Assistant for Training like Reading an Important E-book
(Feb 21, 2013)
If you work with a virtual assistant for a long time, it makes sense to invest some money in to his training. Sometimes, there are skills that you need for your business that your virtual assistant does not have.
In many cases, you would be able to find an e-book teaching that specific skill. Now you have two possibilities. First, you read and understand the eBook yourself and teach everything to your virtual assistant in your own words. Second, you give the e-book to your virtual assistant and ask him to work through that content.
Of course, the latter method only works if there’s a relationship of trust with your virtual assistant. I recently did just that.
To be more specific, my virtual assistant took the initiative and started working on reading an e-book to gain a new skill. This is time and money well invested into your future.