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Questions to Ask a Prospective Virtual Assistant #3: Why are you interested in working with me/my company?

Why are you interested in working with me/my company?

Why are you interested in working with me/my company?

Another important question to ask a virtual assistant you’re considering contracting is:

Question #3. Why are you interested in working with me/my company?

Similar to Question #1 (What will you do to help me grow my business?), this question will also help you separate the virtual assistants who are replying to your RFP simply because you’re willing to pay for services, from those who are sincerely interested in partnering with you and working within your industry.

Virtual assistants go into business for many reasons, not the least of which is to focus their skills and talents on industries and projects that interest and appeal to them. Unless you’re planning to delegate nothing more than data entry your virtual assistant, prospective VAs should have a notably enthusiastic response to this question.

In fairness to those virtual assistants who are responding to your RFP, they can only adequately answer this question if you’ve given enough information, so be generous with the details about you, your company, your industry, potential projects you have in mind that the virtual assistant will ideally be responsible for, and anything else you feel will help the very best potential VAs respond appropriately to your RFP and your subsequent questions.

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