Category Archives: Productivity

5 Essential Sites To Make You More Productive and Earn More!

There is a lot of information out there about outsourcing and about being more productive. The trouble is there so much information that it can be quite overwhelming.  Rather than give you a huge list of productivity sites, I wanted to give you the top blogs that I look at on a monthly and sometimes…

Working Less Series: The 1-1-1 Method In Action

The last post was something that seemed to resonate with a lot of you. The funny thing is that I am one #1 multi-tasker there is and IT IS BAD! Ever since writing that post, the Pro Sulum staff and I have been trying to narrow what we do down to one thing.  It's very…

The 1-1-1 Method of Getting Things Done

Over the past few weeks there has been an ongoing theme that has popped up.  Whether it was business or family related, the problem always seemed to be that there was too much going on at one time.  Rather than making any real progress in anything, I would jump from idea to idea to idea.…

Working Less Series: How to Only Focus On The Right Stuff

If you are like me, you spend a LOT of hours looking at the wrong things that feel like they are the right things.  Whether it is checking your blog stats, seeing if your newest product sold, or checking the sports scores.  While those things feel like they are getting you from point-A to point-B,…

Working Less Series: Choosing the Right Clients and Dumping the Duds

If you've been reading the blog for any length of time, you should know that working less doesn't mean that you are going to sit back, relax, and earn thousands of dollars an hour.  Rather, it means that you'll be doing a lot less of the things the day-to-day things so that you can focus…

026 STBS: Exclusive Virtual Assistants and Business Integrity

In this episode I answer a question from Gina Parris who asks a really good question about how to find virtual assistants that don't work for multiple clients.  I talk about how Elance and oDesk aren't really the right place to find virtual assistants that are expecting to work solely for you since they are…

Interviewing a Virtual Assistant: How Do You Do It Effectively?

Interviewing a virtual assistant is pretty scary.  Even after doing this for a while, it's hard to be absolutely certain that you are getting the right person for the job and at the right monthly cost.  Thankfully, after a few years of screwing up and spending a ton of money (upwards of $20,000), I think…

Why You Should Stay Clear of Elance, Odesk, and Other Similar Sites

There are a lot of ways to find help on the Internet.  If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, you should be aware of the options that are out there that you can utilize to automate the majority of your business.  However, just because there are sites out there that link you up…

Day #29: They Are Always Asking Questions

Questions, questions, questions... Most people who hire a virtual assistant always have the problem of getting bombarded with questions.  It can be a big deal, and may become frustrating enough to quit using VAs altogether.  but don't worry, there are ways to fix this.... It's not you, it's me... Remember the line you heard from…

Day #28: How Do I Know If They Are Working?

If you have virtual assistants that love doing what they are doing, they will work even when they are not being watched.  How your workers enjoy their job is dependent on the environment that you create. Find someone who's enthusiastic. Someone you can trust to get things done when left alone. Someone who's suffered at…

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