1. Establish a clear expectation
Make it clear to your contractor or virtual assistant what you expect of them. Because they can’t read your mind, you’ll need to be very specific about your expectations and requirements. Leave no room for ambiguity, as this is when things can go awry.
2. Outline a step-by-step procedure to follow.
You’ll need to specify down all of the steps you want your assistance to take. Again, don’t assume they know anything because they’ll be entering your company for the first time and will need to know exactly what to do. Setting up processes and procedures takes time, but after you’ve done so, you’ll have a lot more freedom and flexibility because your outsourcing will flow more smoothly.
3. Create a clear review procedure.
To avoid any reputational harm, make sure you and your VA have a clear review process in place so you can check their work before they publish it.
4. Establish clear channels of communication
Make it clear to your VA how you want to be contacted. Do you wish to create a channel for your collaborative work? Or will you use WhatsApp to communicate? Or do you like to send an email? Again, be specific about where and how you want them to communicate with you so that you may have a fruitful and effective partnership.