Posts Tagged virtual assistants


Tips for Interviewing a Potential Outsourcing Candidate

Finding just the right employees for your outsourcing jobs isn’t as simple as posting your project on Upwork and picking the first person that sounds decent. Especially for larger jobs, you’ll really want to interview your potential resource. In order to get the best quality information from your interviews, develop a list of questions in […]

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4 Secrets to Putting Together an Outsourcing Dream Team

Outsourcing has its challenges, and putting together an outsource virtual team can sometimes be a challenge too. A bit of patience up front on your part helps you get the right professionals and create a framework where you can all work well together. And even when you get your dream team up and running, occasional […]

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How to Avoid Expensive Outsourcing Blunders

Outsourcing is basically buying the time of others because you don’t have enough of it yourself. When you consider time as money (which, in business, is all it is), outsourcing to some, “helping hands” can be a very good deal. In fact, many marketers say that outsourcing is the secret to their success. It takes […]

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How to Decide What to Outsource First – Consider These 7 Tasks

Most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that one of the things they wish they’d done sooner is to outsource more. However, many of us today are working on shoestring budgets when we first get started. Depending on your funds, you may need to consider outsourcing a bit more slowly. As you begin to select the […]

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You Know it’s Time to Outsource When…

How You Know It’s Time to Start Outsourcing Outsourcing can be a dream come true… when you do it at the right time. Along with automation, it should drastically reduce your workload and allow you to spend more time with your family. There really is no “right time” to start outsourcing. It’s different for every […]

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Great Article on Evaluating Outside Supplier Relationships

Just spotted a great article, again, in Ad Age Daily: “Even the Best Client-Agency Relationships Need Evaluations” by Judy Neer. You can read it here. When you read the article, obviously, Ms. Neer is talking about large clients and large agencies. But her ideas scale down very well to small businesses, small offices, and Small […]

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Interesting Business Article on Intern Programs

I just found an interesting article with some good background for those who run intern programs in their businesses, those who are considering starting an intern program, and those who want to try the concept of interns and see how it fits your business. Read it at: http://smallofficecommunicator.net/Summer_Intern. I would add the usual caveats about […]

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Guest Post on Indezine

Geetesh Bajaj of Indezine – the PowerPoint Expert Site – just put up a guest blog post from me, Planning Makes Presentations Effective. Large and small companies today express themselves in many ways, including presentations. Sometimes well, sometimes not. The best way to make sure ideas are understood is to organize goals and thoughts before […]

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Hiring an Online Reputation Management Expert? What to Look For.

As our online world gets more and more complicated and challenging to navigate, online reputation management experts and consultants are becoming more and more common. A business confronted with reputation damaging issues may find that hiring an expert can be the best solution. As with any time you put your company’s work in the hands […]

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Time Management – How to Estimate the Value of Your Time

Whether you’re working for yourself or someone else, it’s often difficult to know how well you’re doing financially without an in-depth look at how much you earn vs. how many hours it takes you to earn it – effective time management. It’s especially tough to know if you are getting the hourly rate that you’re […]

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