After the equity market worldwide fell down, a number of people were laid-off and the rate of unemployment became rampant. Companies were forced to capitalize on lower costs without affecting revenue targets. And by that, most businesses have taken notice on the importance of integrating outsourcing solutions.

Virtual Assistants are the contracted personnel to render administrative services to clients from a remote location. Today, their scope of work has evolved with the growth of technology. Hired to manage more specialized services related to Real Estate, Transcription, Digital Marketing and many more.

Virtual Assistants are productive. They can deliver many benefits for you as their client. However, when you don’t have complete transparency, you may lose sight of your Virtual Assistant’s overall productivity.

Here are some tips on how to ensure that you have a Productive Virtual Assistant:

Employ People You Can Rely On

Getting someone to be with your business is easy. But, getting the right person is not. So, it is a “must” that you know what questions to ask when hiring a Virtual Assistant. Trust your emotional intelligence.

At the end of the day, you’re not going to be there to monitor or supervise them. Instead, you will have to rely on them to get things done and deliver their work with excellence.

Constant Communication

As Tony Gaskins says, “Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it, it dies.”. Just like in a business perspective, there’s nothing more important than communication when managing your Virtual Assistant. Seeking out communication platforms to discuss reports and progress is crucial. And with today’s technology, we can use several applications to bridge this gap. Some tools that you and your VA can use are Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and email.

Frequent Touch Base

Communication is vital. This is the most effective way to ensure that your Virtual Assistant is productive. Getting in touch with them will lead to having a good relationship and should also allow you to be updated on their specific tasks or what they are working on.

Having frequent touch base with your VA will help you get a better understanding on how tasks are done and know the challenges that your VA has in completing their task.


Productivity is the key to a successful partnership with your VA. Ensuring that the job is done in quality will help you and your business grow.