Whatever service you need, it’s always appealing to choose the cheapest option. When you’re working on a tight budget, in particular, you would think it makes sense to find any way you can save money for your company. Startups and small business owners may even argue that the cheapest option is all they can afford. This also goes for virtual assistants.

The virtual assistant industry has exploded in recent years. There is now a huge number of VAs, based all over the world, charging a wide variety of rates. This means it’s easier than ever to find cheap virtual assistants…

You put a lot of effort into the hiring process to ensure you find the perfect employee for your company. All your hard work goes to waste, though, if you fail to conduct a proper background check. Candidates can say whatever they want and put whatever they like on their resumes. The only way to ensure they are telling the truth and not hiding anything is to do some investigation yourself.

But what exactly are you trying to find? There are actually a number of background check red flags to look out for. …

When you started out, blogging may have just been a hobby or a way to make a little extra income. As you’ve become more successful, though, your venture may have grown into a full-scale business — and it may be too large for one person to handle alone. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you could benefit from a virtual assistant for bloggers.

Advantages of a Blogging Virtual Assistant

The likelihood is that you began blogging because you enjoy writing and you want to share your knowledge or insights about your passion. However, running a successful blog involves so much more than just writing. …

Even if you have the best idea and the most committed employees, maintaining a successful business is going to be a challenge every day. It’s not uncommon for companies (large and small alike) to feel this pressure and wonder if there isn’t an easier way. Some may decide to work harder, whereas others turn to unethical business practices.

What Is the Definition of Unethical Business Practices?

Before we look at some unethical business practice examples, it’s important to know what we’re talking about. The unethical business practices definition encompasses anything that falls below minimum standards for business code of conduct. …

It’s the turn of the century, and what better way to celebrate time than to learn about how to create more time? Okay, we can’t actually create more time, but we can create the illusion of more time by learning how to manage our time better. Here are 20 of the best time management books for 2020. Some of these recommendations are true classics; some are highly acclaimed and new to the scene. All of these time management book recommendations are perfect for harnessing time, though they aren’t recommended in any particular order.

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

A play on the commonplace command of…

Virtual and dispersed teams are quickly going from novel to commonplace. In the past five years, the number of companies with remote, international teams has more than doubled. The numbers are expected to double again in the coming year. Even with the expectation that remote teams will continue to grow, many managers find it challenging to manage these teams. The lack of face-to-face collaboration, uncertainty about the tools to use, and other common challenges can prove difficult to overcome to even the most experienced in-person manager.

Let’s take a look at the common challenges managers face when learning how to…

Outsourcing is on the rise, and it will continue to be one of the most important solutions a company can use for decades to come. Why is outsourcing crucial? The simple answer is because that is where the experts are — outside the organization. Creating an organization that will be a satisfying home to teams of people from varied backgrounds and with a multitude of values and lifestyle preferences just isn’t possible in practice. …

Deciding whether to hire an in-person personal assistant (PA) or a virtual assistant (VA) is something many leaders agonize over. Making the wrong choice can have a significant impact on your goals, your organization, and your bottom line. Your assistant will be the backbone of your day-to-day, your right hand. The best starting place is to understand the difference between a personal assistant and a virtual assistant. Understanding all that is involved in bringing a new assistant of any kind onboard is crucial. Here is a helpful guide to get you started.

Virtual Assistant vs. Personal Assistant: The Basics

While in-person assistants, or personal assistants, have been…

Are you thinking about hiring a virtual assistant, but you’re not quite sure how they add value to your business? What tasks can you outsource to a VA? Read on to find out why many entrepreneurs and professionals choose to hire virtual assistants over traditional employees.

Virtual assistants provide support with tasks such as administration, digital marketing, personal errands, and anything in between.

Hiring a virtual assistant is also a very cost-effective solution. After paying benefits, taxes, and other required fees, an employee can cost as much as 50% more than a virtual assistant.

A virtual assistant, on the other…

Jelena Mijajlovic

Entrepreneur and the founder of a successful business | Mom | Miami, FL | myva360.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jelena-mijajlovic-959535189/

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