Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

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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STBS 015: Two Business Failures You Should Avoid

http://media.blubrry.com/stototallybusinesssavvy/p/s3.amazonaws.com/STBS-Podcast/Episodes/015-STBS-failing-failing-failing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this podcast I mainly talk about my failures.  Yes, I fail a whole lot.  They are never life threatening, or something that could cause the end of my business, but failures are super stressful and usually result is a lot of money lost. Decision-maker vs. influencer One of…

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Day 2: Knowing What Tasks to Outsource

By now, you should have a list of things that you think can be outsourced.  It may be time-saving items, but more so you should have items that could potentially make you money (e.g. just as in the post “How to Earn an Extra $600 a Month“). The initial goal we’ll take with this outsourcing…

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Day 1: Getting Started with Virtual Assistants

When most people think of Virtual Assistants (VA), they view them as a means to save time or to do mundane tasks. While that’s a possibility, one of the most powerful ways of utilizing a VA is to train them to make money for you. Yeah, that’s pretty abstract but it’s possible to find tasks…

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