On my site there is a form for clients to fill out and the information therein goes to my VA team so that the client can receive several responses.
However, often I have to write back to the client, before the request is sent to the team, to ask for more information. Things that are really useful to know, when responding to a request for work to be done are:
– What software program are you using? If you want data entry done for a database or bookkeeping done, it would be useful to know if you are already using a program and which one is it, including the version.
– If you’re looking for transcription work to be done – is it on a tape and if so, what type of tape? Or is it a digital file that can be emailed or downloaded?
– How long is the recording, i.e. how many minutes or hours?
– Do you have a time frame attached to the work needed?
I do have some instructions on the form but often people are in a hurry when filling it out and they don’t read everything.
To save time and to ensure you get suitable responses for your request then it is good if you can give as much information as possible.