Questions to Ask a Prospective Virtual Assistant #1: What will you do to help me grow my business?
If you’re in a position to seek out and hire a virtual assistant, you’re going to want to handle the process from an organized approach. Doing so will save you time and money as well as potential frustration and will help ensure your working relationship with the virtual assistant of your choice gets off in the right direction.
Surely, you’ll have your own questions relative to the project you have in mind, or your own immediate and long-term business goals – but the ten questions we’ll present in this series Questions to Ask a Prospective Virtual Assistant will provide you with a solid start.
Question # 1. What will you do to help me grow my business?
This may seem like a fairly vague question to ask someone at an initial consultation, but the virtual assistant’s answer will provide ample insight into his or her approach to winning potential contracts. A virtual assistant who has prepared for their meeting with you will have immediate answers that relate directly to your business, your industry, and the products or services you offer.
Don’t expect the virtual assistant to be able to wrap your business needs into a nutshell at this first meeting though – while they should provide an answer that shows serious insight, a virtual assistant who has had time to work with you in and on your business will obviously develop new perspectives and approaches as they learn how your business operates and what your goals are. At this stage, you’re looking for a response that shows the virtual assistant has done some research prior to the call and takes a genuine interest in you and your company.
Stay tuned as we add to the list of Questions to Ask a Prospective Virtual Assistant.