Let’s keep this simple today. VA’s are people too. It seems like every time I interview a VA for a position, nine times out of ten, my questions will bring out a story from the applicant on how the person felt undervalued, used or basically a ‘cheap labor’ object. While these are not the words used, the description of the stories certainly fit something along those lines. After hearing these stories, it is a breath of fresh air to have a heartfelt conversation with an applicant even if they don’t get the job they are applying for. It’s the humanity in us.
It isn’t a surprise this sort of thing happens. Far too often, people hire people without really having any knowledge or foresight into how to know what you want, plan for it and go about hiring in a way this constructive to all parties. Take real estate agents for example. Many times people hire ‘friends’ to help them with real estate when really that person is far from an expert in that field and maybe only does it on the side part time. While it sometimes works out, there is no shortage of times when it doesn’t.
Real estate investment seminars in particular are notorious for promoting virtual assistants as the be all, end all to all of your challenges to overcome any financial concerns on buying their system. The marketing is good and there is nothing wrong with good marketing that converts. The problem is the message is off. Rarely does a virtual assistant get the investor to a lifestyle on the beach with a million dollars in the bank in 90 days or less. I am sure there is an exception out there however I haven’t met them yet. I have met tons of people who have experienced quite the opposite.
Lots of real estate agents, investors and business owners in general in any field can benefit from a solid virtual assistant. The trick is how to find them and then keep them so it is a win-win. It starts with realizing you are hiring another human being with a family, a life to live, dreams, goals and ambitions much like your own. When you start with the humanity piece right, you can now make real progress.
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