Monday, August 9, 2010

Hire Virtual Assistant

After my successful tryst with virtual assistants, my friends have often asked me, about the best way to hire a virtual assistant. Before you hire an assistant, you need to get a proper idea about the person. One of the best ways to know more about your virtual assistant is to go through their websites. From the websites you can get a fair idea about their professionalism.

What are the things that you need to look for on a virtual assistant’s website? A professional virtual assistant’s website must have the following:

A high quality, professional LOGO: Professional virtual assistants will attach a lot of importance to their LOGO. This is because they hold their services in high esteem and identify their Logo with the same professionalism of their work. A virtual assistant who brands his/her business with a professional logo is capable of delivering the best.

A good virtual assistant will always have his/her picture on the website. Many of them get themselves photographed at their work station. The work station can give you a fair idea about the person’s professionalism. In fact that was one of the reasons why I hired my virtual assistant.

A professional virtual assistant will have a lot to say about his/her skills and experience. Review them carefully to know more about the person’s capabilities. The way the person presents his/her views can give you a clear idea of their approach. Look through the content to see if it contains the oft repeated assertions of virtual assistants. If the problems the person talks about are unique and have been handled in a mature way, you can rely on the claims and credentials.

Last but not the least, go through the testimonials. If there aren’t any, you can draw some definite conclusions. A good professional will boast of his/her achievements. The person will invite you to know more about him/her through third party contacts.

A virtual assistant’s website can truly give you a proper insight into the person’s capabilities. Knowing virtual assistants though their websites should be the first important step you need to take towards hiring one.

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