I’ve built a business on matching Entrepreneurs and Virtual Assistants. Some have compared it to the E-Harmony of the business world! While, I can’t promise a relationship that will last until death do you part, I have to be honest. It’s kind of my goal!
There is nothing I love more than hearing from Priority VA Clients that they love their VA! They love their work style, their skills and their personality.
I believe that in order to have a successful working relationship, your VA shouldn’t just have the skill set needed to get the work accomplished, but they should also have the personality and attitude that works for your personality type.
Throughout our matching process, we take several things into consideration.
- What are your goals?
- What would you like your VA to accomplish for you?
- What are your strengths?
- What personality style do you resonate with?
This is the beauty of working for myself. I can ask questions that some may deem politically incorrect, but let’s be honest here for a minute. You will not work well with someone that you don’t get along with. And guess what? You don’t have to! (Followed by the gasps of Human Resource Managers everywhere)
So, how do you know when a VA is the right fit for you?
Currently, there are 50+ active Priority VAs on my team. Each of them with their own unique skill sets and personalities. I would be lying if I said that each one would be the perfect fit for you, but chances are one (or more of them) would be an ideal fit for you. When I meet with potential clients, I recommend preparing for our meeting by setting expectations.
First off are the four buckets that are important when onboarding a VA.
Things you don’t know how to do
These are things that you need help figuring out. If you too much time googling the answer and searching for a tutorial on Youtube, put it in this bucket.
Things you hate to do
I hate numbers! Accounting is my nemesis, so it only makes sense for me to outsource this piece of my business.
Things you may enjoy doing but they always get pushed to the back burner
I love to write! However, as much as I love to write, I don’t always have time for it. Fill this bucket with everything you love to do, but don’t have time for because you’re trying to learn something in bucket #1.
Things only you can do
Only you can do a podcast. Your VA can edit and post it, but you are the only one that can interview a guest. We all have a those things that only we can do. Write it down.
In addition to the four buckets, personality plays a large role in how well you work with a VA. What kind of personality do you work with best? This sounds superficial, but when the rubber meets the roads, this is an important part of working together. Write down the character traits you’re looking for. Do you prefer a specific time zone? Do you want someone a little older? A little younger?
I’ve talked with entrepreneurs all over the globe that had reached the point of knowing the needed support, but not positive on how to fill the role of a VA. I’ve built a team of VAs that have unique personalities and skill sets. Each one inhabiting the same character traits I pride myself on.
Are you looking for a VA to lighten the load of your business? Let’s schedule a time for us to chat. Before our call, use this handy PDF to decide what are in your buckets. Take time to write down the personality and characteristics you’re looking for in a VA. This will set you up for success when onboarding your VA.