Responding to a RFP need not drive Virtual Assistants nuts.
If you possess the qualities of a good Virtual Assistant you are halfway there.
Lately everybody wants to become a “work from home” administrative entrepreneur but before jumping onto the band wagon you should ask yourself whether you have the qualities to land yourself the job when responding to a rfp (request for proposal).
It is time to realise that being a Virtual Assistant differs from being a clerical worker or secretary employed by a company. Our duties are more diverse as we deal with different clients and we should relate to them in whatever way necessary to make their business, and the business owner’s life, run smoothly.
Considering and submitting a request for proposal is an exciting time for any new business owner. It means the business is doing well and the owner needs assistance as he is no longer able to effectively keep up with the demands of the business. It is therefore understandable that the choice of a Virtual Assistant will be given the utmost of consideration and that the business owner will ensure that the VA he decides on has the qualities he is looking for.
Although there are numerous qualities, the most wanted for an outstanding Virtual Assistant seem to be: