This is just a small ‘beef’ but an important one.
I get many potential VAs filling out the application form on my site to join our team. That’s great and I love to help them as much as I can. But I get some who fill out the wrong form on the website and it makes me wonder if they can actually read (English) and follow instructions. I’m sorry, but the majority of our clients speak, read and write English, so the VA must be able to as well, even if it isn’t their native language.
I have two forms on the site – one for VA applicants to fill out, the other for clients to make a request for work to be done. If they go to fill out the client request form it actually does say on that page that it’s the wrong form for VAs.
Are they so anxious to get work that they don’t read what’s in front of them and just fill out the first form they find? Although they would have had to click on the link that’s for clients and not VAs.
Same goes for sending emails requesting work. Many are sent to me badly written and gives a very bad first impression of that potential Virtual Assistant.
If you’re looking for work, it doesn’t matter how bad the need or how anxious you are, if you cannot read instructions and follow them, or take the time to write up your email (or fill out the form) to give the best possible impression of your abilities, I cannot help you. As a member of my Virtual Assistant Network you are representing the network to clients and clients deserve to get the best possible support from those who pay attention to detail. If you can’t impress me with your abilities then clients certainly won’t be either.