Top tips for Outsourcing: Availability of your Virtual Assistant

Clients and VAs often complain to us about the quality of outsourcer there is out there… Here at SVA we want to promote best practice so that it reflects well on the whole industry, so we put together some tips on how to outsource your work safely.

Tip 4: Check their availability: Over the years I’ve gradually reached the conclusion that people with less than 20 hours a week are no use to me.  It’s perhaps a personal niggle, but I can pretty much predict that if you hire someone with less availability, that when you have work for the outsourcer, they won’t be able to help you.  Plus there may be times when you urgently need to get hold of them to query something.


About Caroline

Co-founder of Society Of Virtual Assistants and owner of Virtually Sorted. Caroline lives in Glasgow and enjoys the virtual lifestyle allowing her the flexibility to wear jeans to the office every day! In 2014 Caroline was shortlisted as in the UK's Top 10 Digital/Tech Bloggers at the UK Blog Awards. Not bad for a non-techie!
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