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Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Virtual Assistant

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Virtual assistants can help you with countless tasks for your business like organizing data, creating spreadsheets, and writing articles. However, not all virtual assistants are the same and some provide better quality work than others. How do you know you’re hiring a reliable virtual assistant and spending your money wisely? Here are just a few questions you need to ask before bringing a new virtual assistant on board. 

What Are Your Skills?

Before hiring a virtual assistant or any new employee, you need to know what they can do. Some virtual assistants might be excellent at web design while others are proficient writers. Some virtual assistants can perform both tasks. The tasks that you need a virtual assistant to perform are highly dependent on your industry and how your individual business operates. 

How Fast Can You Work?

If you need to produce work on a short deadline, you’ll need to find a virtual assistant who is able to work quickly. it’s important to give virtual assistants a clear idea of what is expected of them. This allows them to tell you how much time they need to complete it. Of course, speed isn’t everything. You might find that a virtual assistant who needs a bit more time produces significantly better work. Find a virtual assistant whose work speed and skills suit your individual project.

What is Your Time Zone?

Virtual assistants work all around the world and many of them are sourced from other countries. As such, it’s important to ask virtual assistants what their time zone is and what hours they will be available online. If you need virtual assistants to help with day-to-day work tasks during your 9-5 business hours, you probably should think twice before hiring a virtual assistant that has limited availability. 

How Long Have You Been a Virtual Assistant?

The more experience a virtual assistant has, the more likely they are to be able to accurately, proficiently, and consistently perform the tasks you need. Just as a prospective employee with a lengthy resume is seen as more trustworthy, virtual assistants with a good track record are more likely to be reliable than those that do not.

If you’re in the process of hiring a virtual assistant for your business, it’s important to assure candidates that your company is properly covered by a reputable insurance policy. Contact us at Dopazo Insurance to learn what we can do for your remote employees today!

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Alex Dopazo

In 1998, Alex Dopazo, joined his father at the agency and fell in love with insurance. It sounds corny, yes, but we love insurance and how it can help our customers. Together we share that love with all of our customers who eventually become friends.

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