The current pandemic challenged the way how business operates. One significant change from what used to be the norm is the sudden shift of manpower to remote operations. This therefore gave a rise to the demand for virtual assistants. However, the advantage of having someone working for you remotely online might not be that good as this brings a lot of drawbacks as well.
Today Live on Bottleneck we have the Founder of Bottleneck Virtual Assistants Jaime Jay and COO Sara Knox to discuss with us, just what are the differences between a Virtual Assistant and a Dedicated Distant Assistant.
VAs or DDAs?
One of the key differences between the two is their dedication to the job. With Virtual Assistants, you’re mostly sourcing out your tasks to an agency. This can lead to a very frustrating experience. Jaime Jay explains the different reasons why Dedicated Distant Assistants are a much better choice.
“A virtual assistant may not be dedicated. It’s more of what we call transactional-based acquisition and it’s really hard to trust somebody that’s remote and virtual. They could be sourcing out to your tasks to an agency and every time you do that, you’re getting a different person and that can be very frustrating”. – Jaime Jay
Knowing Who To Hire
When you’re thinking about hiring, a lot of questions can come to mind. When is the right time to hire? How do I know if I’m ready or what do I need to do when I hire someone? Jaime Jay discusses the important thing we should seek first before hiring your first Dedicated Distant Assistant.
“The things that we talked about was that you can create an intimate relationship that’s going to be there for you, that’s going to have your back, who’s going to do the things that needs to be done. Dedicated Distant Assistant these are human. It’s an intimate relationship that we’re creating it’s not transactional” – Jaime Jay
Delegate the task
Once you’ve decided who to hire to be your assistant, the next step would be to delegate the tasks. A delegation road map makes the delegation process more efficient. Jaime Jay explains how to properly set these road maps for your new assistant to efficiently do their task.
“If I do something more than three times it’s going to be a repetitive task so I assign a workflow. It does three things: number one, they understand exactly what it is that they need to do and second, If there are any problems, we can identify it right away. The third is having workflows built for the system and can be improved if there are structure and systems in place.” – Jaime Jay
Bottleneck Distant Assistants is a team of human assistants who embrace deeply connected relationships, digitally, for ambitious leaders wanting their time back by identifying, hiring, and building authentic, long-lasting distant relationships.
Bottleneck supports entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, C-level executives, founders, business advisors, consultants, legal professionals, real estate executives, professional Speakers, podcasters, physicians, and many more.
As the need for developing relationships with your dedicated distant assistant continues to rise, Jaime shares how the virtual assistant industry has grown into a transactional-based experience and why you need to steer clear of virtual assistants as they are now known.
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