It is essential to delegate when hiring a Virtual Assistant, these tips will help you be successful.
LEARN TO LET GO
The first thing you need to do in order to delegate successfully is to learn to let go! If you can’t or won’t pass on tasks to your VA, neither of you will be able to do your job effectively.
PLAY TO YOUR ASSISTANT’S STRENGTHS
Make sure you are using your VA’s skills and knowledge to your advantage, she has the experience to help you and take those tedious tasks off your plate.
BE PREPARED TO TRAIN
Even the most knowledgeable and skilled VA will not know everything. Be prepared to train her if there are systems or processes that she is not familiar with.
TRUST BUT VERIFY
It is important to trust your VA and the work she is doing but this is your business and your success, and you need to verify things are getting done and done correctly. Just be nice on how you’re doing it.
Yes, you hired a VA to do work for you but there is no reason why you can’t take the time every once in a while, to say thank you for all of her hard work!