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Is your home business in need of an extra pair of hands?  Work with virtual assistants to get the help you need for your business.

How to Avoid the Disappearing Virtual Assistant Problem

June 20, 2014

In my last post I shared my shock and a little outrage when I discovered an article written by a virtual assistant who talked about fear,crashing, burning and going AWOL. So how do you as a business owner in need of a virtual assistant avoid one of those disappearing virtual assistants? Stop looking for a…

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The Case of the Disappearing Virtual Assistant

June 20, 2014

This article written by a Virtual Assistant made me cringe this morning. In it they claim to have ‘crashed and burned’ several times in their VA career.  And then the author goes on to claim that it’s ‘a rather common occurrence’ amongst virtual assistants and then extends it to ‘Western freelancers and other people who…

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Outsourcing your Business Processes to a Virtual Assistant: What You Really Need to Know

June 11, 2013

The truth about finding and working with virtual assistants with No Bullshit Over the years I’ve seen a lot of information published about outsourcing your business processes to virtual assistants and other virtual professionals.  Some of the information is good. A lot of the information isn’t. There are a lot of reasons why so much…

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Like Bacon and…well, Bacon.

May 16, 2013

[stextbox id=”custom”]The following is an excerpt from “The No Bull$#*? Guide to Virtual Assistants for Businesses; How to Skip Past Siri™, ODesk and Offshore Outsourcing to Find the Kind of Support Your Business Really Needs“; a new, just released e-book for businesses on the subject of working successfully with virtual assistants. Be watching for more announcements about…

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Unemployed? Maybe it's Time to Be Your Own Boss

January 17, 2013

If you’re unemployed with business office experience, a computer, a high speed internet connection and some determination, it’s entirely possible to start your own business as a virtual services provider.

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This Isn't What I Asked For!– How to Handle Bad Results from your Virtual Services Provider

October 17, 2012

Your virtual assistant sends over the latest project you’ve been working on together.  Excited to have it complete your heart sinks when you look at it. “This isn’t what I asked for”  you grumble, getting ready to blast your VA for the lousy work.  But hold on a minute, before you rip them a new…

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Looking for a Virtual Assistant? Think Cupcakes.

February 24, 2012

Consider this scenario: You need 500 specially decorated cupcakes for an extremely important event you’re hosting at the end of the month.  You do a search for local bakers and find two that list custom decorated cupcakes as something that they offer. You  jot down the addresses and head out to check them out.   You…

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