(Francis, 26 May 2015)
400th Work Update from My Virtual Assistant
Today, my main virtual assistant has posted 400 diary entries into his virtual assistant’s diary. Since each of his entries is a work update of one or two days, this means that my virtual assistant not only has worked more than 600 days for me but also he has kept a diary for all of this time. If you want to know what I am using outsourcing for, it is all transparently published on my VA’s diary.
Since I have three websites now, his work is divided among those three websites. He also helps with all other sort of online projects, some of them directly earning me money. I’m very happy and I’m proud to be able to show off the diligent and disciplined work from my main virtual assistant. And I hope for many hundred more entries to come.
The Importance of Daily Updates
I always stress the advice that, if you work with virtual assistants, it’s important to communicate with them daily. The minimum you should expect is the daily report from your virtual assistant, especially in the beginning.
For myself, after years of working with him, I have asked him to report to me three times a week. Still I find myself reviewing his work updates as well as his real time screen recordings from my favorite outsourcing solution.
For one, I am of course looking out for what my assistant’s working on. But for the most part, if I have to be honest, it is just fun seeing work being done by someone else other than yourself and still reaching your own goals.
This post is a shout-out to my ever faithful and hardworking virtual assistant. And I hope that it is interesting to you too. Please let me know and give a hand to my virtual assistant in the comments.