10 Tips for Successfully Working with a VA 5

Tips for Working Successfully with Virtual Assistant

Listed below are some of the most effective ways to work with your Virtual Assistant in order to help boost your business:

  1. Be very vague about your expectations.
  2. Don’t sign a contract with your VA.
  3. Pay your VA whenever the mood strikes you.
  4. Be sure to micromanage everything your VA does for you.
  5. Avoid contact and communication with your VA.
  6. Refuse to use any tools recommended by your VA to make working together easier and more efficient.
  7. Whenever possible, make last minute urgent requests of your VA.
  8. Expect your VA to be at your beck and call no matter the time or day of the week.
  9. When giving task instructions, assume that your VA can read your mind so don’t waste time with detailed directions.
  10. Never praise the work your VA does especially when he/she has done an exemplary job.


Hopefully by now, you have realized that this is not a serious list of ways to work with your assistant (or anyone, for that matter).  It’s just a little April Fool’s joke.  My kids have had so much fun pranking me all day that I had to get some relief by playing a trick on someone else.

I’m participating in Michelle  Scism and Michelle Shaeffer’s Blogging Challenge and this was one of the suggestions for creating a post today.  This is the first day of the challenge so if you’d like to join, please feel free to sign up here: Ultimate Blog Challenge

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5 thoughts on “10 Tips for Successfully Working with a VA

  • Kimberly ~ Gypsy

    What a list, Leslie! LOL It’s still a good list. I know so many people that do these very things regularly and think nothing wrong with them. UGH o.O

    My kids are all grown up (4 of them anyhow LOL) and our little guy (he’s 21 months) doesn’t have a clue about April Fool’s. Whew! So I will enjoy the lack of pranks until he learns from his big siblings 😀

    Visiting from the UBC! Glad to have you on board!

  • Debbie Deupree CMLT

    I read that first line several times, maybe thinking I was not understanding the definition of ‘vague’ too funny.

    Good one! Looking forward to reading your posts 🙂

    • Leslie Post author

      That’s funny, Debbie that you had to reread that first line several times. I’m enjoying getting to know you and all the others participating in the Ultimate Blogging Challenge. Thanks for commenting!

    • Leslie Post author

      Eleanor, I’m sure you’ve seen some of these examples in action… at least before you obtained all of your IDEAL clients.