Developing a Reputation of Virtual Assistant Dependability[break][/break]
When you need to have a project completed, you need it now or by your deadline. If you choose to outsource this task, it’s important that it be completed on time or it might throw your entire schedule off. In fact, you couldn’t run a business properly without deadlines.
Why are deadlines so important to our businesses? We have made promises to our clients and customers, and we want to keep our word. If we miss our scheduled completion date, they are unhappy and understandably so. This is why, that when the business owner has outsourced the task, it becomes imperative for the individual completing the work to understand that the business owner’s deadline is their deadline.[break][/break]
Are You a Team Player?
However, meeting deadlines goes further than just customer satisfaction. Meeting deadlines shows others involved in the project that you are a team player. If your client needs your report on Wednesday, because they plan to use it in a presentation on Thursday, Friday will not do. Late delivery of your report might cause them to have to reschedule their presentation or to lose a client.
Since dependability is so important in business, how do you show yourself to be dependable? If you promise to take care of a project for someone, take care of that project. If you promise to get something to someone by Friday, get it to them by Friday. When you give someone your word, keep your word. This is crucial to good business, even if it means you will be inconvenienced along the way. Keep your word. Be dependable. Let the business owner know that they can count on you.[break][/break]
The Bigger Picture
When we remember that the best of intentions are not enough and that we must keep our word in business, we see the big picture. If the customer doesn’t get the promised result, they will look elsewhere. When we don’t meet their deadline, they will find someone who will. Virtual assistant dependability is crucial to any well run VA business. In the long run, we will be happier if we keep our word and show ourselves to be dependable.