When some people start working with a VA, they discover that while they’re great at certain things, they’re weak in some of the jobs normally performed by a virtual assistant. So, they start looking for another VA to help out. Before long, they’ve assembled a team of VA’s, each skilled in a different area of expertise.
If you decide to hire VA’s on your own, you have to take the time to review resumes and conduct interviews. Many VA’s live on the other side of the world and work for you remotely. Rarely will you have a chance to meet them face to face so hiring someone sight unseen can be a bit of a gamble. When you hire a ready-made team of VA’s, you don’t have to worry about things like interviewing candidates and finding the right person for the job.
You also don’t have to negotiate a salary. The team’s manager handles all of the details and hires and prepares a service agreement for the VA’s that are part of the team. You simply pay a rate as agreed upon by you and the manager. You don’t have to worry about people asking you for a raise, better equipment, or holiday time. Let the manager worry about that. If you’re not happy with how things are going, you can talk to the team manager.
You normally hire a VA to handle a lot of different jobs for you. No single person can do everything well, however. Chances are, when you hire a team of VA’s, someone will be an expert in any task that you can throw at them. If someone isn’t available for whatever reason, someone else can step in to take their place.
If you’re thinking about hiring a VA, don’t stop at just one – put an entire team to work for you. The VA Team in Calgary has a unique business model – all of their VA’s work on site in their office in Calgary.
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