Insourcing the Outsourcing

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Tweet Thank you Warwick Merry, guest blogger, for sharing your experiences of outsourcing versus insourcing. For VAs, Warwick also shares his tips on promoting your value as opposed to getting into an ‘Us v Them’ war. Really, offshore providers as I’ve said before service an end of the market many of us don’t really want. […]

What’s a Virtual Assistant?

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Tweet And the discussion continues…. regular readers of the blog will recall my What’s in a Name and Confusion Continues posts. Recently the Sunday Life’s Sarah Wilson blogged about hiring ‘a virtual assistant in India’.  *sigh* Yet again an Australian reporter encourages Australian business to head offshore for their ‘virtual assistant’ needs. Again, a professional […]

Outsourcing Takes Interesting Turn

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Tweet Regular readers will recall my post on outsourcing services to cheap labour countries like India and the Philippines and my follow up article. Here’s an interesting (and humorous) look at other services that may soon be available in these countries! © Lyn Prowse-Bishop, http://www.execstress.com/

Confusion Continues

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Tweet Since my last post on What’s in a Name? it seems that confusion continues regarding what a Virtual Assistant actually is. The most recent misconception appeared in Productivity501’s post on whether to hire a remote or local assistant. Whilst the author raises some great points, he incorrectly states: “The most common perception of a […]

VAs Helping Clients with Social Networking

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Tweet Since my previous post on how VAs can help clients with social networking like Twitter, there has been a lot of discussion on industry lists about whether VAs SHOULD provide this kind of support – or whether it defeats the purpose of the networking aspect of these sites. There is no doubt a VA […]