Before you talk with any prospective VA you need to be clear on 3 things:

  1. The relationship you want to enter into  (see VA Tip #1)
  2. The range of tasks you want to hand over
  3. “Must have” personality traits

You need to be quite clear on what major tasks you want your VA to handle; which systems do you use already – she needs to have knowledge of these, i.e. Infusionsoft, Ontraport, MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc. or other systems you use. She needs to fit with you on a personal basis, i.e. if you are a humorous person you won’t like to work with someone who has no humor. If you are an introvert you might not want to have a VA who is bubbly, it might drive you crazy. Get the drift?

Make a list of all your needs and requirements. Determine your feelings about working with a VA, now that you have the tools at hand that help you determine whether someone you are interviewing is the right VA for you.

What do you value the most important of the 3 areas mentioned, the relationship, the range of tasks, or the ‘must have’ personality traits and why?