10/80/10 Outsourcing

10/80/10 Outsourcing

No, no, it’s not just a “new” way of explaining the 80/20 rule. I was listening to a podcast the other day (this one) and at the end of the episode the host explained his 10/80/10 framework for outsourcing. How it […]

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Calculating ROO: Return on Outsourcing

Calculating ROO: Return on Outsourcing

When I was making my first virtual hires, I saw it as a cost. Since I was doing everything myself up to that point, it was just an additional expense. Well it didn’t take long to realize that hiring a […]

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Why I Finally Hired an Accountant (Again)

Why I Finally Hired an Accountant (Again)

Accounting is one of the first things most business owners hire out. The tax code is so complex — and the penalties for messing up so severe — that it just makes sense to bring on an expert, right? Well […]

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My New Email Virtual Assistant

My New Email Virtual Assistant

This year I’ve been letting a new VA into my inbox. I felt like I was fighting a losing battle against the constant barrage of email, and even though I had what I thought to be a pretty robust system […]

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Upwork vs. OnlineJobs.ph

Upwork vs. OnlineJobs.ph

If you’re looking to hire a freelance virtual assistant, you might be wondering the best place to find a rockstar VA. Two of the largest platforms for online workers are Upwork and OnlineJobs.ph. Both of these sites have a deep […]

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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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