I often get emails or phone calls asking me what’s involved in working with a Virtual Assistant, what do we do, how can we help the caller, and how does it work? Many find it a struggle to get over the hump relating to working virtually.
It’s really quite simple once you know how to look at it. For me, it’s like this:
Think of a corporate PA who works close by to the boss, either in a room next to their office, or nearby. They converse face-to-face, by intercom and internal email. The secretary or PA processes the mail, email, does the wordprocessing, data entry and all the other things required by the boss on a day-by-day basis.
Now let’s move that boss further away. He or she might be on another floor of the building, or perhaps interstate or overseas on a business trip. How do they converse then? Phone, fax and email, even courier or snail mail sometimes. The work still gets done – how the information is passed changes slightly.
That’s how a Virtual Assistant works. Exactly the same way. Only instead of a boss, it’s several clients and the work can be quite varied. I like that – the variety of what comes in daily. No two days are ever the same.
If the above isn’t enough information for you, then perhaps some past posts might assist: