Tuesday, 15 October 2013
I admit it. There are some jobs in my business I’m just not good at. There are also other jobs I just plain don’t like doing.
A Virtual Assistant usually works in a solo role but there is absolutely no reason why a Virtual Assistant can’t use a team of people to get the work done. Let me explain.
I know next to nothing about web maintenance and uploads. Some of my clients need this service from me, but, I know if I took it on it would take me a long time to do, (cos I’m not good at it) and I would probably make costly mistakes and end up having to fix them. A VA colleaugue of mine is a wiz at these types of jobs and loves doing them. Instead I sub-contract the work to her. It’s a win situation all round. She does a perfect job every time. I don’t have to do the thing I’m not good at. The client is happy because they got a complete service and because my colleague gives me a really good rate for giving her this work she didn’t have to go out and find herself, I’m happy, as I make a small margin on the difference between my friends rate and the rate I charge my client.
Many of my clients come to me because I offer a complete service. Whatever the administrative chore they would like taken off their hands, I can assist them. It pays to have a “team” of professionals I can refer to for those jobs which are on the outer edges of my experience.
Consider assembling a “team“ for yourself and your clients. I love this quote by Henry Ford which sums things up nicely…
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." ~Henry Ford