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Loyal To the Bone as Only a VA Can Be

Have you ever heard the expression – “loyal to the bone”? A quick search on Wikipedia says “loyal to the bone” means: steadfast in allegiance or duty.

So why do I preface this post with that phrase, because it signifies an experience I just had that, to me, personifies what partnering with a Virtual Assistant means. Let me expand.

In my world as a Virtual Assistant, last week was “one of those weeks” where you question the decision you made (in my case 3 years ago) to enter the world of the self employed. A situation happened that could have either helped solidify the client/VA relationship I had OR it could have severed the ties.

How can a Virtual Assistant help my business?

Virtual AssistantDuring the past few years the term “Virtual Assistant” has become more widespread and people are somewhat aware of what a Virtual Assistant is. However, they don’t always understand how a Virtual Assistant or VA can help them in their own business.

First of all, it must be clear that a VA is not an employee. They are self employed business owners providing various types of services that usually relate to helping other business owners run their businesses smoothly.

Types of Services

The Trust Factor

Believe it or not one of the most important factors to think about while hiring a Virtual Assistant or working with clients is comprised of one word only, that word is trust. Without it, you might as well call it a day and close your computers. Let me explain in greater detail. Does your client trust you, and do you trust your client? Yes, it works both ways. Okay, how?

The Bottom Line

If there is one thing that I can definitely say about being on the Internet, and actually earning money and making a living, is that nothing will come to you on a Silver platter. Throughout the years I have seen many people invest in MLM businesses, get rich quick businesses and so forth; however, that is not to say that some do not work, but you have to be a real go getter so-to-speak to make them work for you! I suppose that you can say the same thing for any business, whether it is online or offline, but no matter which business that you are in, none of them will work, if YOU don’t work “it”.

Are YOU Doing What YOU Love?

justdoitheartIf you and I were face to face right now and I asked you if you’re only doing things you love to do in your business, would you honestly be able to answer yes?

If that’s the case then bravo! Good for you. But I have a feeling you might be doing more in your business than just those things you love. (No, I’m not psychic – but you are reading a blog about partnering with a virtual assistant, remember?)

I’m willing to bet you’re spending quite a good chunk of time each day on things you dread don’t love, simply because you’re stuck in a “do-it-all-yourself” rut and are finding it hard to get out.