Many business owners, thinking of hiring a virtual assistant, might wonder how they will communicate and collaborate with them. While there are a number of ways to connect with your VA, Google Docs definitely is a favorite of many.
When working virtually, it’s great to have a central area to manage, collaborate on, and post new projects. It is also important to be able to share your projects without having to email them back and forth. Ideally, this online meeting place will have a calendar in which you can schedule projects and a feature to share this schedule with everyone on your team.
Many will not be surprised that I bring up Google Apps for business communications and collaboration. The features that it has to offer are nothing short of amazing, and even if you are a business owner who isn’t internet savvy, Google Apps is easy to master. A few simply instructions from your virtual assistant, and you will be a pro in no time, sharing information back and forth and loving it.
◊ Log into your Gmail account and you will find your:
◊ Google+ account
◊ Email account
◊ And much more
Organizing should never be a burden, and Google’s calendar makes organizing easy and fun. It offers you a place to create a calendar, schedule events, and share your schedule with your virtual assistant. You can set up reminders to be notified by email or text messages.
Click on the documents button, and let the organizing begin. Google Docs offers free word processing and real-time collaboration. Users can even create:
Remember, though, that the beauty of Google Docs is that you can share them with those on your virtual team. After clicking the share button, your will be prompted to enter an email address. Then, you can choose to share this in a read only mode, or you can allow those you share it with to modify and edit the document.
You can choose for your Google desktop to comfortable, cozy, or compact and can sort your documents by title, priority, storage, when they were last modified, and when they were last opened by you.
Collaborating with a VA is easy as 1, 2, 3
It’s easy to see that collaborating with a virtual assistant is not as difficult as you might think. In fact, teaming with a virtual assistant is as easy as opening a Google account. From there, it’s just a short trip to all of these services.
JG Assistance offers virtual assistant services to busy business owners needing administrative support.