Are you controlling your outsourcing or is it controlling you?

Outsourcing can definitely be a time and money saver, but if you aren’t aware of some of its potential problems it can control you rather than you controlling it. As you are thinking about outsourcing some of your business tasks, consider the following: Do you know who you are dealing with? Outsource providers work remotely,…

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Benefits of Outsourcing

Being in business for yourself doesn’t mean you have to do everything yourself in order to make sure things are running smoothly. Face it, you only have two hands and there are only so many hours in a day. There comes a point when realize you aren’t superhuman and you do need some help. Outsourcing…

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Success Does Not Come Overnight

Many opportunities exist today to be successful online, but regardless of what you read and hear success does not come overnight, and it doesn’t come without a lot of time, energy and hard work. Like starting any business, you should have the required knowledge and experience, but you should also have the determination, commitment, perseverance,…

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Outsourcing Bookkeeping

Like any other business, online businesses are required to keep track of their income and expenses and prepare a financial statement for tax purposes. This is called bookkeeping. Most businesses have a bookkeeper, accountant, or someone knowledgeable and experienced in recording financial information, on staff. This person(s) tracks and records by category all monies coming…

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Recognize your strengths and weaknesses

Everyone has areas they excel in and other areas where they have to work just a little harder to achieve success. It is true whether we are looking at business, relationships, or life in general. Knowing your strengths helps you build a buffer zone to compensate for what you may lack. Knowing your weaknesses provides…

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Take stock of your talents

What talents do you have that are not necessarily related to business administration or virtual assistance, but could be used to set yourself apart from other VA’s? For example, perhaps you have a love of photography which could provide an opportunity to take pictures or select photos for a client’s website or promotional materials, or…

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Take stock of your skills

Your skills inventory may be the biggest asset you bring to your business. These factor greatly in to identifying what services you would feel comfortable offering your clients right away, and what services you may want to offer in the future. Consider the skills and knowledge you already have (what you know fairly well and…

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Creating the Foundation for your Business

It is important to create a good foundation for your business by writing a business plan, even if you are the only one who ever reads it. It will help to establish key areas of your business, set goals, and track your progress. Consider your business plan as a roadmap, a tool that will help…

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