Are you still using the term virtual assistant when looking for someone to help you in your business remotely?

“Virtual assistant” is an outdated term that I absolutely want to kill. Times have changed, and so has the way we work. Some people think that virtual assistants are people who can do anything because they are in a different part of the world. 

But this isn’t true. They are just like any other person. They have strengths and weaknesses, and they can’t do everything. We need to stop using the word “virtual assistant” (or if you do it, use it properly) which will make life easier, especially if you’re hiring someone for a very specific need of your business!

If you’re hiring virtual assistants and they keep letting you down because they’re not adopting or learning the things you want to do, this episode is definitely for you.

Discussion Points:

00:00 – Introduction
01:59 – The Misconception of VA’s
04:36 – Identifying The Job Requirements of a VA
06:20 – “Virtual Assistants” Don’t Exist Anymore
09:00 – Get Specific When Hiring a Remote Team Member
11:39 – The Best Part of Remote Work
13:56 – Differences Between HIring an American Vs International Citizen
15:53 – Final Thoughts
17:01 – Outro