Author Archives: Dean

Day 8: Giving Your VA a Difficult Task

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, when you hire a new Virtual Assistant the very first thing that you should do is give them a difficult task (I got this great piece of wisdom from John Jonas). The task should be something that directly affects your business, it needs to be something that is just not…

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How to Get Your Virtual Assistant to Take the Initiative

Although I have other things that I need to write about, I really wanted to share this because it was just so cool.  So in order to get my business model ebook done quickly, I hired a virtual assistant to ghostwrite it for me (for the most part).  Now, I gave her a bunch of…

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Day #7: The Hiring Process

We’ve developed a plan, learned where to hire a virtual assistant, now we are going to get into the actual process of hiring someone.  Depending on where you are getting your virtual assistant, you are going to get bombarded with automated bids, emails, and portfolios from individuals and companies that all look like they are…

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016 STBS: Tasking Your VA and Getting Started in Business

http://media.blubrry.com/stototallybusinesssavvy/p/s3.amazonaws.com/STBS-Podcast/Episodes/016-STBS-Tasks-and-Starting-a-Biz.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOh happy day!  In this podcast I received two questions (which are always welcomed and appreciated).   The first question was from Abner from The Entrepreneurial Life (great podcast, by the way), in which he asked about what were the most important steps in getting started in any business.  The…

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Day #6: Get Started Finding Your Virtual Assistant

Now that you should have your game plan all mapped out, it’s time to take the plunge and find your virtual assistant.  To me, this is one of the most overwhelming and emotionally draining parts of the process.  Often, there are times when there are multiple great candidates and it’s very hard to turn them…

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How to Collect from Clients Without Breaking Legs

Maybe it’s just me, but asking for money is uncomfortable.  It becomes even more uncomfortable when that money is owed to you by a client that is late to pay. However, knowing  how to collect from clients hasn’t been that much of a problem since I don’t really need to, technology does it for me.…

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