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You may be already aware of the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant Professional or freelancer as their administrative business partner. However, it's important to establish realistic expectations and understand what a Virtual Assistant or freelancer can and cannot do for your business.
In this week's blog post I share with you five things you should NOT expect from working with a Virtual Assistant or freelancer:
1. Immediate Results
Many entrepreneurs believe that hiring a Virtual Assistant or freelancer can instantly solve their business problems. While Virtual Assistants can certainly help streamline your workflow and increase productivity, building a strong working relationship with them takes time. In some cases it may take several weeks or even months before you start seeing the results you're looking for.
2. Replacement for In-house Employees
A Virtual Assistant can certainly help you with a wide range of tasks, but they cannot replace a full time in-house team member. They are a valuable addition to your team, but they should not be seen as a replacement for a full-time in-house employee.
3. 24/7 Availability
While some Virtual Assistants or freelancers may be available outside of regular business hours, it's important to remember that they are not available 24/7. You should establish clear communication guidelines and set expectations around their availability. Remember, they are likely working with multiple clients, so it's important to respect their boundaries and schedule.
4. Mind-Reading Abilities
While a skilled Virtual Assistant will anticipate your needs and work proactively to help your business, they cannot read your mind. Effective communication is key to achieving great results. By providing clear instructions and feedback, you can ensure that they are able to deliver the results you're looking for.
5. Complete Outsourcing of Your Business
A Virtual Assistant or freelancer can help you offload certain tasks, but you are still the CEO of your business. It's important to maintain an active role in the day-to-day operations of your business and to use your Virtual Assistant or freelancer as a strategic partner rather than a complete outsourcing solution. By working closely with them, you can leverage their skills and expertise to help you grow your business and achieve your goals.
In conclusion, a Virtual Assistant can be an incredibly valuable asset to your business. They can serve as your administrative business partner, but it's important to establish realistic expectations and maintain effective communication. By working together, you can achieve great success.
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Hi there, I'm Renata, welcome to my blog! I started my full-time online career in 2021 as a Virtual Assistant. My mission is to "Elevate the Executive!", to help my clients achieve balance and improve their productivity through my reliable and efficient assistance on both personal and professional levels! I am happy to share with you here my story on how I started, some tips & tricks and more...