By Ilonah Jane J Samoya
One of the valuable assets of a business is the virtual assistant, especially for small-scale enterprises where resources are limited and access to funds, are limited. A virtual assistant can rely on their experience as an executive assistant, bringing their learning’s and expertise into the clients business. They are often able to locate areas in need of improvement that a client may have overlooked to improve them. Two heads are better than one, four hands better than two. Having someone on a side to help the business peoples where it’s needed most, and it also means your job as a virtual assistant has a better opportunity to scale up what you may have been able to achieve to be a successful one.
To become a successful, individuals who have these qualities will stand out from the rest.
Good communication matters at work because it takes communication to work on a client. When communicating, it must have to be clear about what they want and expect. If a virtual assistant has understood their duties and responsibilities, everything flows more smoothly. Unclear guidelines and instructions are not ethical. Bad communication leads to inaccuracies, errors, failures and sometimes complaints. Effective communication is the key.
Good Productivity Management
In time management it takes time and practice, trial and error procedure to know what strategy suits you. You must know how to manage your time correctly because you’ll be managing different clients and projects. Scheduling, setting deadlines and following the timetables, these would help you to set your priorities. Such planning builds your productivity because some specific tasks have a tendency to be completed at first. These permits you to concentrate your time and efforts on the most critical projects.
In being a virtual assistant, you must have the willingness to put in time and effort. You need to understand the client who needs your work in the virtual world that is essentially freelancers. These means you will not be their only virtual assistant. Find out the tasks and the projects and manage time to accommodate the demands of your project without compromising the quality of work and schedules. One’s attitude is transmittable and affects other people. When it is good and pleasant, clients will like you and want your service.
An excellent listening skill makes a virtual assistant more competent and can respond satisfactorily and receive instruction without a problem; there will be few chances of committing mistakes. Being a good listener has many benefits, especially dealing with the clients. A virtual assistant with well-developed listening skills are more dynamic, are better problem solvers, and have healthier interpersonal relationships. One of the most essential yet ignored aspects ineffective communication is the ability to listen.
These potentials are not everybody has, and if you don’t, then you must consider these traits seriously. As a virtual assistant, your job is either moving forward or backward. There is no static. Time never stands still. Continue your learning, upgrade your knowledge and commit a professional development, it’s the never-ending pursuit of knowledge and the desire to continually improve your skills that will boost you’re the potential for you to become a successful virtual assistant. Commitment to personal and professional development means being a better virtual assistant today than you were yesterday.