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How to Tell If Your Virtual Assistant is About to Quit on You and What to Do to Prepare for It

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Don't Get Caught Off Guard: How to Spot a Virtual Assistant Quitting Before It's Too Late

As a coach, course creator, or solopreneur, you know the value of having a trusty virtual assistant by your side. They keep your business running like a well-oiled machine, freeing up your time to focus on the things that really matter.

But what happens when that trusty VA suddenly decides to throw in the towel? How do you know if your virtual right-hand is feeling the urge to move on?

Here are a few warning signs to look out for...

Decreased productivity and quality of work

If your VA seems to be taking longer to complete tasks or their work quality has decreased, it may be a sign that they're feeling burnt out or are ready to move on. Encourage them to take breaks or consider cutting back their workload to prevent burnout. Or just bribe them with pizza, because who doesn't love pizza? Kidding aside, a little encouragement goes a long way --- and if you throw in some pizza, even better!

Lack of communication

Virtual assistants are usually quick to respond to emails or messages, but if they're suddenly slow to respond, or not responding at all, it may be a sign that they're considering quitting. Make sure to communicate regularly with your VA and ask if everything is okay. If they still don't respond, try sending them a funny cat video. Trust us, it always works!

They're actively searching for a new job

If your VA has updated their resume or is actively searching for a new job, it may be a sign that they're considering leaving your team. Encourage them to open up about any issues they're having and try to address them as best as you can.

They're no longer as engaged

If your VA seems less engaged in their work or is no longer taking initiative to help grow your business, it may be a sign that they're ready to move on. Consider having a conversation with them about their goals and see if there's any way to keep them motivated and engaged.

If all else fails, you could always try singing a motivational song for them. Just kidding, please don't actually do that.

So you've spotted some of these warning signs. Now what? Here's a few things you can do...

Be understanding and offer support

If your virtual assistant is quitting, try to be understanding and offer support. They may be quitting for personal reasons or to pursue other opportunities. Thank them for their hard work and offer to help with the transition. Or just ask them if they'll reconsider because you have a terrible singing voice and desperately need their help.

Plan for succession

If your virtual assistant is quitting, you need to make sure that there's a plan in place for succession. Make a list of their tasks and responsibilities and see if you can find someone to take over or delegate the tasks to someone else on your team. Or just call your mom and see if she'll help you out. We hear moms are great at multitasking!

Consider hiring a virtual assistant team

Having a virtual assistant team like 8point8 is a great way to ensure that there's always someone available to take over if one of the main VA decides to take another career path. With a virtual assistant team, there's always succession, so you can focus on growing your business instead of worrying about keeping it running. Plus, you'll never have to call your mom again for the help!

Don't let a sudden departure from your virtual assistant leave you stranded and stressed. Be proactive and make sure you have a plan in place for succession. By choosing a virtual assistant team like 8point8, you'll have peace of mind knowing that there's always someone ready and able to step in and keep your business running smoothly, no matter what.

Make the smart choice today and join the 8point8 family. You'll be glad you did!

P.S. We have a ton of funny cat videos and our team members sing motivational songs to each other. We're a fun group! If you have time, just read what some of our happy clients have to say about us.


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