Posts in Outsourcing tips
When to Hire a VA

In this week's training video, I share my thoughts on the popular question 'When should I hire my first virtual assistant?' Rather than focus on a specific timeframe in an entrepreneur's life however, I go into different situations that signal at the possibility that it is time. I also talk about the mindset necessary to embark on the hiring journey and the types of tasks that you might consider outsourcing. 

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Is Outsourcing Right for You?

Every so often, I'll encounter a person who hasn't yet had the opportunity to interact with a digital team member. They simply don't realize all of the time that they could gain back or all of the benefits associated with hiring a virtual assistant or other members of their digital team. You may be wondering whether outsourcing is right for you or not. The truth is that any individual who has a limited amount of time (which is everyone, by the way) can benefit from having a virtual assistant.

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How to Outsource Podcasting Tasks

Lots of people want to start a podcast but are worried about all the technical aspects of the work behind it. No doubt- it does take work to create and produce a podcast. If you’re smart, though, you can outsource a lot of and keep the costs minimal while still making the most of your time. In this post, I go behind the scenes to share with you exactly what I do personally, and what I am able to hand off. 

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How to Avoid the Most Common Challenges When Letting a Digital Team Member Go

Unfortunately, it goes without saying that there will be some point in time when you'll need to let someone from your team go. Over the course of my outsourcing experience, I have interacted with plenty of people who, for better or worse, have gone on to other projects. In some instances, the contract concluded naturally or they were moving on to a different chapter in their life, offering services that I didn't need or transitioning into being a full-time stay-at-home mom. In other cases, however, I was the one who was cutting the cord after a bad experience or deciding that I no longer needed the help. If this is a situation that you are in at the moment, this post is all about the common mistakes that need to be avoided. 

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Where Are the Best Places to Hire Virtual Assistants Today?

This is one of the most common questions that I receive from people who understand that I help connect them to quality virtual assistants.

I have had the opportunity to refer out many excellent virtual assistants to other people and the truth is it really hinges on casting a wide net and then doing all of the work possible to determine whether or not the candidate is right for you. However, there are several tips that I can recommend when you are hiring your first virtual assistant or even expanding your team.

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Asking for References With a New VA Hire

The process of hiring someone onto your digital team should be managed with the same care and due diligence that you would expect in a traditional hiring situation, and checking for references is just one in a series of steps that shouldn’t be missed.

Reference checks are a great way to get to know your candidates better. In this video, I talk about the importance of asking the right questions with exactly this in mind.

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The Weekly Review

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could get ahead of your to-do list, know exactly what's on your (and your digital team’s) plate and even have the capacity to plan ahead a few months? 

With this one planning tool - you can!  

This video recording will introduce you to my Friday Review System. In it, I take you through how I plan task assignments and project deliveries in my own business, and keep myself and my team accountable. 

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Why People Fail to Hire Their First Virtual Assistant

In the Better Biz Academy, I am always focused on how you can run your business more effectively and one of the topics that I consistently return to is the value of hiring the right virtual assistant.

In order to enable you to leverage your time and make more money, you will need to consider incorporating a virtual assistant into your business at some point in time. 

In this week's YouTube video, learn more about why a virtual assistant should be seen an investment rather than an expense as you go about the process of delegating and moving tasks off your plate. 

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