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Why You Should Outsource More

Imagine working just for a few hours each week. In Timothy Ferris’ book “The Four Hour Work Week” he suggests that you can literally outsource almost every task you dislike doing and end up working four hours a week instead of the forty or sixty most business people do. While you might not want to go as far as that, you may be able to outsource enough things, to give

Getting Started in Social Media

Starting out in social media marketing can be both daunting and exciting. On the one hand you have a fresh start for your business online; a blank page to be filled, and on the other hand, blank pages can cause writer’s block and cause you indecision. It really important to realize that first impressions count just as much online as they do in what we have come to know as

Ten Common Mistakes Made When Hiring a VA

Before hiring a virtual assistant, let’s have a look at some of the most common mistakes, made when doing so. By understanding this, your experience with a virtual assistant will hopefully be more successful and a lot less stressful. Not Understanding What Work You Need Completed Before you event try and recruit a virtual assistant, you need to write down the types of work you need to outsource. Remember at

How Virtual Assistants Have Changed the Way We Do Business

With the arrival of fast broadband technology the way people work and the workforce has changed and continues to change. People have been outsourcing to virtual assistants since the 1980’s but at this time, a contractor had to go into a customer’s office to get the information they needed to take to their offices to get the work completed. Now, a virtual assistant can live anyplace where they have reasonable

How to Find a VA That’s Right for Your Needs

Finding a virtual assistant is not as hard as it seems when you first think about it, however if you are going to utilize the services of an off shore virtual assistant you should avoid those companies that pay their virtual assistants pennies while charging you premium rates. Instead find an independent virtual assistant that works either alone or as part of a small team. You can also find someone

How to Bury Information You Don’t Want Known

Everyone does it, and everyone should occasionally do it, do what? Search for yourself on Google so that you can find out what information about you is available to be found easily by anyone. If you find information that you wish hadn’t showed up, there are a few things you can do to bury the information. If someone however is helping to spread this information, it does depend on how

Five Ways to Balance Business and Life Goals

One of the biggest challenges when starting your own business is finding the correct balance in your life, you don’t want to spend all of your time working as you will miss out on living your life. Striking a balance between the two has always been a problem for entrepreneurs with many simply starting a business a buying a job. Let me share with you five ways in which you

What Does Your Current Website Design Say about You?

As a business owner you hope your website design conveys certain values and ideas to your target audience, such as: You’re a professional You can do what you say you can do You care about your audience’s needs and wants But, so often web design is sadly deficient in projecting these ideas, business owners make mistakes designing their websites by not looking at their websites from their audience’s perspective and

The Time of the Virtual Assistant has Finally Arrived.

If you’ve been online as long as I have, you’ll likely have heard about virtual assistants (VA) but always thought something like “nice job if you can get it” however over the last twelve months I’ve switched my thinking so much so that I think every single business owner now needs to seriously consider hiring a VA. The time of the virtual assistant has in my opinion finally arrived, so

Sometimes Life Throws You a Curve Ball, Blog about It!

I set up a small networking breakfast approximately eight years ago and our small group get together twice a month for breakfast and a catch up, we chat about business issues and anything else that takes our fancy as we’re all really good friends and nothing is really off topic. At last week’s breakfast Brian from Ecomist WA featured heavily telling us stories of his past jobs, now Brian has


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