Category Archives: Business Plans

5 Simple Ways to Work Less and Make More Money

I met with a good friend of mine the other day and he's in a situation in which soon he'll be forced to find a way to make more money in order to keep his family afloat.  This is definitely a tough place to be in, but it's also beneficial because it gets you thinking…

A Quick Way to Make a Great eCommerce WordPress Website

Almost a year ago I stumbled across an awesome video by Chris Coyier from CSS-Tricks (a very pragmatic site for web developers) and I was blown away.  People who know me know that I am a Wordpress fanboy, but one of the hardest thing with the platform was to make a typical eCommerce site.  After…

3 New Year Business Resolutions That You Should Consider Doing Too

Well, I'm sure that you already have a whole list of goals that you've set for this year, but after reading this you may want to consider adding more. Whether you are in business now, or will be in the future, I know that these 3 resolutions will help you to make more money and…

Day #23: More Ways to Create Passive Income

Passive income doesn't need to just be product-based.  You can have a service business and still make passive or semi-passive income with a virtual assistant. Create your own agency Cliff Ravenscraft, who runs The Virtual Assistant Podcast, uses an American virtual assistant company called Contemporary VA.  The company itself was founded by a virtual assistant…

Day #13: Executing Your Plan

Congratulations, you made it to the turning point in this whole process.  We are going to shift away from focusing on virtual assistants and more on the business process.  Now is the time to start looking at yourself, your plan, and your business in a way that is going to make it successful. From here…

Day 11: Building your Business Model

I firmly believe that the majority of freelance style businesses can be outsourced in some way, if not totally. The problem is that most people who start a business think the wrong way.  In order to build an effective virtual assistant business model, you need to think like a CEO! If I do the work,…

013 STBS: A Sneak Peek at my Business Model

First, I want to thank WavesofTech for giving me 5 stars on iTunes.  It was a huge morale booster, especially since I have two podcasts out there with over 20 episodes.  I was beginning to think my content was horrible, ha! Wow.  This podcast episode has been a long time coming, and originally I was…

Skill Vs. Passion: Both Are Worthless

Passion is the buzzword everywhere, and to some extent it's true. However, unless you have a good plan and solid skills, passion can lead you down a wrong path. Find out why balance is the key to success.

Episode #16 Clients and Charging

The hardest part, at least for me, about being in my own business is charging customers. I often think that, because I am a nice guy and good at what I do, people will pay me fairly. Well, that isn't the case most of the time. Normal people are business people. What I mean is…

Episode #14: No BS Business Plans, Part 2

[dailymotion]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbcab5_episode-14-no-bs-business-plans-par_webcam[/dailymotion] Dean continues his quick and dirty business plan tutorial/ This time, he focuses on the finances. Links mentioned in the post: The Toppler Project Freshbooks

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