My Biggest Outsourcing “Wins” of the Year

My Biggest Outsourcing “Wins” of the Year

Happy New Year! This is a weird time of year for me. On the one hand, I know New Year’s Resolutions are dumb. I mean, if something is worth changing, it’s worth changing now — not waiting for some arbitrary […]

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How I Had 13 Assistants Competing for my Business

How I Had 13 Assistants Competing for my Business

I recently completed my first “crowdsourced” outsourcing experiment. I hired a company called DesignCrowd to come up with a cover design for my latest book. Previously I’ve gone to Fiverr or tapped my wife’s mad PowerPoint skillz to create my covers. […]

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How I Hired My Latest VA for Free

My latest VA “hire” didn’t cost me anything out of pocket. This won’t work for every business and definitely has some downsides as well, but here’s how it worked. One of my goals for the year was to make the […]

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13 Questions to Ask Your Virtual Assistant Company

Probably the most common question I get is “which VA company should I choose?” And I wish I had the million dollar answer! The truth is there is no “best” outsourcing company and all are good at different things. What […]

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire?

The other day, a reader asked me how do you know when it’s time to hire a VA? My answer: When the pain of inaction becomes too great. Not when you launch a new project, not the first moment you […]

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My Current Virtual Assistant “Stack”

A member of my mastermind group asked me recently what my current virtual assistant “situation” looked like. It made me realize I hadn’t thought about it in a while and have added quite a few helpful resources to it over […]

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Can You Outsource Your “Art”?

I host a weekly podcast over at one of my other sites, SideHustleNation.com. It’s all about part-time business ideas and helping people earn money outside of their day job. Last week, I did a short Q&A episode, and one of […]

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Other Virtual Assistant Companies

While I’m striving to build the most comprehensive virtual assistant company directory and review platform out there, there will always be certain companies I haven’t had a chance to fully research yet. Still, visitors are searching for information on these […]

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6 Metrics to Watch When Redesigning Your Website

There comes a point in any website redesign project where you “push the button” and your changes go live to the world. (At least you hope that’s what happens and nothing breaks!) A couple Saturdays ago was that day for the […]

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3 quick hacks I added to my morning routine

Do you have a morning routine? They’re all the rage this year, in large part due to the popular book, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. (Haven’t read it yet.) From my understanding, the premise is to kickstart your day […]

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The Airplane Productivity Hack

This year I’ve discovered a “new” productivity hack, and I discovered it 35,000 feet in the air. On a couple recent flights I found myself knocking out a ton of work during what would otherwise be “wasted” travel time. I […]

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When Automation Backfires

I thought I was so smart when I set this up! And then it backfired horribly… For the last couple years on the Virtual Assistant Assistant site, I’ve had a little survey tool that people could fill out and get […]

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Text, and You Shall Receive

Do you believe in Magic? Because that’s the name of the new texting-based virtual assistant service. How it works is you text your requests to their special number and an anonymous virtual assistant makes it happen. For instance, you could […]

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Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant or an Intern?

Every business reaches a point where it needs to expand. This is usually great for the business; expansion means more customers, more income, and ultimately, a more successful business model. However, it comes with its own set of challenges, one […]

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4 Specialty Outsourcing Companies You Should Know

One of the biggest trends I’m seeing in outsourcing right now is the rise of the specialty service shop. Instead of big cubicle farms offering every service under the sun, I’m seeing more and more tightly focused businesses specializing in […]

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