Business owners and entrepreneurs hire virtual assistants because they need to focus their energy on the big picture of their business. As their business grows, they no longer have the time, desire, or expertise to complete the tasks they hire out to a virtual assistant. Therefore, as their virtual assistant, your role is to help your clients solve their challenges and help them achieve their goals.
Clients need virtual assistants who are problem solvers. They are inundated with tasks they must complete to grow their business, and they don’t want to be bothered with the tasks they’re paying you to do. This means that you are often anticipating what your clients need even if they don’t always articulate it. A highly valuable virtual assistant is one who can find her way around a problem without asking the client for help. To be the problem solving virtual assistant your clients need, you do research and find a way around the issue when you’re faced with a problem. You’re intelligent, logical, and resourceful. Remember, as their virtual assistant, you want to take problems off their plate instead of adding to it.
Being a problem solving virtual assistant:
Confirms your expertise.
When you have the ability to see the bigger picture, make decisions, and take action, you’re showing that you are knowledgeable in your field. You demonstrate that you are well-informed, understand how things work, and know how to make the execution of tasks more efficient. Showcasing to your clients that you are knowledgeable, sets you apart as a virtual assistant who is truly an expert. You understand the business. You understand your role. And you take it seriously. You make sure that you are not only doing your part efficiently, but that you are also keeping your clients informed of tools or ideas that would make their business more efficient.
Proves you’re a self-starter.
In any business, the employees who get things done without the boss having to hold their hands throughout the process are the employees who really stand out. These self-starters are the employees who are truly valued by their employers. As a virtual assistant, your clients will appreciate that you don’t rely on them to explain everything and will recognize you for the expert you are. By being a self-starter, you prove that you can take initiative, figure things out, and get things done. You prove that you are competent to be entrusted with the reputation of your client’s business.
Results in respect.
Who doesn’t like to feel respected for what they do? When you feel underappreciated for what you do, it results in bad morale and you stop enjoying what you’re doing. By being a problem solver, your clients will respect your expertise, your work ethic, your professionalism, and your ideas. They will value what you bring to the table and the part you play in growing their business. Their respect enables you to build your reputation as a virtual assistant who would be an integral part to any business. When you gain the respect of your clients, you set yourself up to attract high paying clients. Thus, your business will grow and you will enjoy every minute it of it.
Leads to innovative ideas.
Being a problem solver is not just a skill, it’s a mindset. You’re constantly asking yourself: “How can I make this better? More efficient? Yield greater results?” You shape your business and the businesses you’re entrusted to assist into better and more efficient businesses. You’re looking outside of the box, seeing the bigger picture, and taking action. When you’re able to do this, you bring something to the table that your clients will truly value. Therefore, you become an indispensable asset to their business.
Ultimately, being a problem solving virtual assistant empowers your business to thrive. Clients recognize that you take your job seriously and see how much you help them. Therefore, they will entrust you with more tasks. They will also recommend you to their colleagues. They will write amazing testimonials. All of this will help you market and grow your business. You will be able to accomplish your goals. As a problem solver, you will be invaluable to your clients. Thus, you will become a go-to virtual assistant for business owners and entrepreneurs.
If you don’t feel as though you’re already a problem solver it is a skill that can be learned. I’m here to help you! Apply for a free MORE Clients MORE Profits Breakthrough Session with me now at http://expertvatraining.com/free-strategy-session/.