A lead VA is highly unlikely to outsource work to an Associate unless they have specific documents in place and meet the necessary legal requirements. This section outlines what these are and how to acquire them.
I cover the best places to look for work, how to apply for roles, how to complete the test assessment and how to stand out from the crowd. This is where most VAs fall down so it's vital you know what's expected of you.
From email addresses, CRMs, deadlines, sharing passwords and timesheets, to how much you'll be paid by whom and when, the guide covers all the practical aspects of working as an Associate VA.
Once you start working together, there are many things you can do to create a strong and lasting relationship with the Lead VA and ensure it's you they call when they have more work to outsource.
There are multiple things you should confirm with the Lead VA before you even think about starting a task. From checking you're both on the same page to how and when work is signed off, this guide covers them all.
Not all Associate relationships run smoothly and it's important that you're protected should anything go wrong. This section also exlains how to do your due diligence to ensure you and the Lead VA are a good fit.
Can I work as an Associate if I'm a new VA?
Yes, definitely. You don't need necessarily need to be an established Virtual Assistant, but you do need to be able to legally work in a freelance capacity. Established VAs definitely outsource work to new ones, but there are a few things they will insist you have in place before they do so. These are outlined in the guide.
Does the guide guarantee me Associate work?
Although the guide shows you where to look for Associate work, how to apply for roles and how to prepare for both the consultation and assessment, it will be up to you to apply the advice and make a good impression. You won't be hired for every single Associate role you apply for, but you will be in a far better position than someone who doesn't understand the process.
Is the guide suitable for non-UK VAs?
Yes. Although the legal and financial aspects are UK-focused, you're advised on what you need to have in place before another VA will outsource work to you. Although the GDPR and insurance aspects are global, tax laws will vary depending on your location.
How can I find out how much I'll be charged in my own currency?
The guide is priced in pounds sterling but you'll be shown the amount you'll pay in your own currency before you click to confirm the transaction. You can also check beforehand by visiting the currency exchange website www.xe.com.
I have a few more questions before I buy
No problem. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away!
With their reputation on the line, Lead VAs simply cannot afford to hire just any VA who contacts them. They not only need to ensure any Associate they take on has the right skills, but they also need to have confidence in the quality of their work and trust they can deliver to their client's standards within set deadlines. With a huge number of willing VAs to choose from, a Lead VA can afford to be really selective about who they outsource work to.... but with the help of this guide, you'll be in a much better position to ensure it's YOU they choose!