When it comes to online collaboration, the best tools you can have are the ones that give you complete control over who has access to your programs. While there are ways around this, the programs and online suites built for collaboration are extremely helpful for the user experience on both sides.
Previously, the easiest and most common ways to give you virtual assistant access to programs was the share your password. While there are obvious security risks with this, it is unavoidable. But there are things you can do to protect yourself which we will discuss later.
One of the ways to circumvent this dilemma is to use programs that allow you to manage users. In hiring a virtual assistant you need to be reasonably comfortable with the person you are working with and mitigate risk by choosing programs that have a user controls build in.
These 10 programs in no particular order have built in user controls.
- Mail Chimp
- Quickbooks Online
- Facebook Business Pages
This short list is just a start. Do you have any favorite programs that have user controls perfect for virtual assistants?