One of the questions I get the most when I speak about our operations and practices at GoodLife Team concerns virtual assistants. While I do not use them as a form of support for my Team, I do know of a few companies with a great reputations in our industry.
What I believe to be an important thing to remember when working with VAs, is that you should think of them as employees, rather than off-site temporary help. Hiring the right VA is just as critical as hiring the right agent for your team. If an employee does not match the core values of your company, this person will not be the right fit or become a beneficial asset to your business, regardless of their position. I therefore recommend creating a detailed job description for the position of the VA you want. Think about where you specifically need help and what traits you look for in an employee. Then hire according to this description and specific need.
What do I mean by a specific need? What should you consider when creating the position and job description? I recommend that you create and know your weekly budget for a VA, and what work they need to have completed on a weekly basis that can be outsourced. Do not call any company before you have a job description, a budget and the outcomes that you will require to be satisfied.
Below is a list of four companies for virtual assistants that come highly recommended. As full disclosure, however, my Team and I do not personally use VAs, and therefore cannot endorse any of these choices. However, these are the companies with the best reputation for our industry.
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