Set the right expectations. What do you want accomplished? When do you want it done? What is the turnaround time? How best do you want to communicate with your VA -- email, texts, etc.? Consider "set it and forget it" systems -- systems that you have in place that do not require a lot of input. Establish triggers that let your VA know when it's time for action. Tools such as templates, logins, etc., should be shared with your VA so as to allow them to initiate tasks without your assistance. Actions, or work that needs to be done, should be clearly laid out as well.
Before hiring a VA, determine your expectations to ensure you find the right person. The right fit will allow you to focus on the important pieces of your business while having peace of mind that your VA will take care of the tasks that do not require your immediate attention. The #1 Tip to Effectively Using a Virtual Assistant