Most business owners hired virtual assistants not only with their knowledge but also with their skills. Something that they will help improve and contribute to a productive relationship and success to the business.
There are failures in hiring virtual assistants wherein they didn’t meet the requirements that are looking to work with the clients. Characteristics are most important especially in partnering in the business industry.
Have you ever tried and waited for so long that clients will hire you as their virtual assistant? We can provide several characteristics for you to be able to help you to be a chosen one.
1) Preparedness/ readiness
As a virtual assistant, it is essential that is always prepared and ready to face new challenges that will give to you. Being yourself and having the confidence to fulfill the tasks will make your clients appreciate you.
2) Having excellent communication skills
Having excellent communication through verbal and writing skills has a sufficient understanding between you and your clients. Remember that English is the international language that mostly used in the business industry globally.
Having this characteristic could minimize the waste of time repeatedly asking when given instructions of what should be the task given by your clients. If you are not sure what was your client’s details, you can ask once. Be sure also to have pens and papers beside you so that you can jot down all the information. Most virtual assistants are shy to ask and just kept mum and the reason why the results of their assignment didn’t reach the expectation of their clients.
4) Being resourceful and reliable
Aside from the tools or materials that you have, you can be capable in your own. Clients will give all the instructions about what assigned to you. Don’t be afraid to suggest regarding the tools to help your assignment more creative and informative. Being resourceful, you can provide an excellent output for the business. A virtual assistant does not depend on one tool, but you need to find ways to help solve the problem. Also, having reliable sources could attract the audience to engage in the products.
5) Trust yourself and be happy
Building trust in yourself will also have an impact to the relationship to your clients. Humbly confident that you can do and complete the tasks promptly will keep you in the client’s list. Of course, be happy through many challenges and failures that you are facing. Remember that nobody’s perfect. Learn from mistakes and be satisfied with what you are doing. You will familiarize and make it right for your clients to make the business grow.
6) Being competent
Don’t compare yourself to others. Make yourself as your competitor so that you may have the courage to face the struggles and solve it by yourself. As long as you are ready, confident, have the tools/materials, reliable sources and happy of what you are doing, you will be a great virtual assistant, and this could build trust to your clients as well.