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20
May

Why European VA are an interesting alternative to Asian or local Assistants

Why European VA are an interesting alternative to Asian VA or local Assistants is the potential to save money and increase profits. One of the most popular is to hire virtual assistants (VAs). The internet has made it possible to hire and work with professionals all over the world. For companies that are just beginning to work with VAs, one of the biggest questions is: do we hire a VA from our home country, nearby, or in Asia?   There are advantages and disadvantages to each.   In-country VA - Every nation has thousands of virtual assistant willing to work for you. The real problem is that, since they are part of the same economy, they are likely to need the same pay rate as someone who is working right in your office. The major advantage is the likelihood that an i…  

20
May

How To Choose A Virtual Assistant – 10 Things To Consider

How To Choose A Virtual Assistant - Everything You Must Know Beforehand Hiring a virtual assistant is an excellent way to get the work done that you need and save money.In order to get a virtual assistant that will really meet your needs, How To Choose A Virtual Assistant - There are certain rules you must follow: 1. Use an agency that has a wide variety of VAs available. Finding a VA that can handle all of the work you need done is easy if you have help. Sometimes, people will try to go it alone. The problem is that not every VA can do all of the work that you need. An agency is able to find exactly the right person for you. 2. Choose a firm and VA that you can communicate with. Some VAs don’t speak your language well. Find a VA that is fluent in your language, whether or not the…  

20
May

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

“The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss - A Review from the Virtual Assistant’s Perspective   Published in 2007, “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss was controversial and fascinating. It advocated a system of automating business that involves virtual assistants and technology on a scale that no one had ever talked about before. Some of his ideas seem impractical to anyone who works ‘in the real world,’ like only checking email on Mondays. His ideas, though, when modified, such as checking email at noon and 4pm, are not only practical, but helpful. From a virtual assistant’s perspective, there is a lot that business owners can learn from his book. Many of his suggestions are sound. 1. Let someone else answer the phone - Don’t take your own calls. Let someone else answer …