Everyone has their preferred work systems. You should always discuss your preferences during your consultation as working comfortably with each other’s systems is an important element to determine whether you are a good fit.
It is common for communication to take place over email, some are willing to meet in person and the telephone and Skype are available also.
Be clear about your VA’s availability and what your expectations are with respect to turnaround time on tasks and progress reports. If you feel more comfortable with daily updates on how work is progressing, make that clear from the start.
Your VA’s primary goal is to ease your stress, not add to it – so if daily updates is what it takes, daily updates is what you should have.
It is important to remember a VA is invested in the success of her clients. She knows that if her clients’ business succeeds, so too does her business.
A VA is dedicated to helping you grow the business you desire.