Caveat Emptor

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Tweet Scams continue to do the rounds with the most recent being a quite sophisticated scam by a user of carsales.com.au. You don’t need me to tell you, purchasing online carries inherent risks and caveat emptor applies there as anywhere else – perhaps even more so. So what about people who legitimately practice online – […]

School Holidays Already???

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Tweet School holidays can sometimes send the work-from-home mum into a tail spin! What do you do with the kids? How are you going to get all your work done? This is a common problem for lots of work-from-home mums including Virtual Assistants. Instead of stressing out my advice has always been the same: remember […]

I’m the Boss!

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Tweet A common misconception in society seems to be that being your own boss means doing what you want. When I say no to coffee dates during the day, kick out friends who drop in, or respond to questions about what we’re doing over the school holidays with “I’m working”, many people say “But you’re […]

SEEK Job adverts – caution advised

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Tweet There have been a few posts to VA lists of late about jobs advertised on lists like SEEK job placement boards. They might be for medical transcriptionists, typists, phone sales and so on. I would urge caution to any VA who considered applying for one of these advertised positions.  For tax purposes you would […]

ACT Contractors in Sights

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Tweet It’s not over yet for independent contractors. The Australian Financial Review reported last week the Gillard Government is still committed to a crackdown on sham contracting (ie the misuse of Australian business numbers to avoid tax and superannuation obligations). I’ve blogged before about how on the face of it this is a good thing […]