The Eight Best Practices for Automating Recurring Tasks

Automation can lead to huge time savings. However, you’ve got to get it right to ensure you experience the maximum benefit. Take a moment to think about all the recurring tasks in your business. These tasks take up large chunks of time, even though they’re extremely simple. They need to get done, but they distract…

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The Best Transcription Software of 2018: Top 5 Compared

A few short years ago, having an audio file transcribed wasn’t an easy process. You needed to hire a human transcriber, who often took hours and hours to transcribe even a short file — and for a price. Business owners were forced to make a decision between cost and quality, which left them without an…

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The Ultimate List of Marketing Tasks You Can Outsource Right Away


Growing a business takes a lot of work. Whether you’re trying to get your company off the ground or you’re hoping to scale to take on new customers and clients, your to-do list is probably miles long. Unfortunately, many of the day-to-day tasks you need to complete can become repetitive and boring. Not only can…

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5 Tips for Training Virtual Assistants, Remote Employees, and Outsourcers

As an entrepreneur, hiring a new employee or picking up a virtual assistant is a great way to free up your time and allow you to focus on running your business. However, even though your VA may have the skills and requirements you’re looking for, you don’t want to jump headfirst into a project just…

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A Framework for Giving Clear Instructions to Your Outsourced Team (With Examples)


We’ve all experienced how a lack of clear communication can lead to misunderstandings at work. In fact, communication is one of the most important factors when it comes to working in a team. But proper and clear communication is often neglected, even with teams that work closely. And the issue is made even worse when some team…

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Considering Outsourcing? Here’s How to Choose The Right Company

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Outsourcing can be a lot like dating. Not every person or company you work with will be the right fit, and sometimes you have to try out multiple companies to find the right partner for your business and workflow. When done the wrong way, outsourcing can actually harm your business by lowering your quality of work, increasing overall…

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Should You Outsource Your Marketing or Hire a Team? Here’s How to Decide

Should You Outsource Your Marketing or Hire a Team? Here's How to Decide

You’ve hit a wall. You no longer have the time to handle all of your small business’s marketing tasks yourself. Sure, you could work 24 hours per day. But that leaves you no time to actually work on your business. You’re just working in it. Whether it’s a time constraint or lack of skills, you…

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Why You Shouldn’t Set Up Your Own Email Campaigns


Email marketing is an important part of doing business, online or off. However, doing email marketing properly takes a lot more work than simply firing off an email from your Gmail inbox. Even though setting up email campaigns requires some know-how, it’s not near as difficult as, say, learning to program or building your own…

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The Hidden Costs of Outsourcing on Fiverr

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Finding the right freelancers to handle small tasks for your business can be tough. Especially when you don’t have a large budget. As a result, a lot of companies turn to Fiverr to handle small business-related tasks. However, this isn’t always the best choice for your business. Below we dive into the most common reasons…

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