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3 Most Common Reasons Why Hiring a VA Failed for Me or You

Have you tried to hire and work with a VA in the past only to have it fail? I have many times! Here are the main reasons that working with a virtual team member fails, at least from my experience.

Based on talking with other people I believe others have struggled with similar problems.

Many of my emails for my contest post had similar themes about why the VA didn’t work out. Here is the contest post (if you applied don’t worry the contest has not been awarded yet)

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Want to have one of my best VA’s work for you for 40hrs for Free? Contest details are at the bottom.

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One of my key goals for this year as I outline in my monthly income posts is to publish one article every week on this site.Continue reading

#1 Way to Improve Your Virtual Teams Effectiveness

If you are in the process of building a virtual team and are looking to improve the performance of your key team members I have a great tip for you today.

But first let me make sure one thing is clear – This strategy can take a great team member and make them even better but, it can-not fix poorly performing team members.

For poorly performing team members there is only one solution I have found – ending their contract (except in rare occasions when there is a valid reason).

If you are interested in more of my posts on building out my virtual team here are 2 key posts…

  1. How to Hire a VA
  2. How to Manage a VA

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How to Outsource Tasks – 3 Different Free Systems I Use

Outsourcing tasks to VA is one of the simplest jobs but often when not done well it can end in confusion, extra costs and the desired end result not being achieved.

This post is going to talk about the progression I have gone through assigning tasks to my VA and what I have learned along the way.Continue reading

How to Manage a VA – My 4 Level Team Management System

This is part 2 in my series on how I hire and manage my team of outsourced workers. Like I said in my first post (how to hire a VA) my ability to get a team of VA’s working for me is mission critical – my business fails if I can’t outsource.

The key to successfully working with a VA is the same as successfully managing people in the real world. It is very simple but not easily done well…

“Provide clear instructions on who is doing what by when”

Common quote I first heard from one of my favorite podcasts – Manager Tools

Disclaimer – I am not as good at this as this post looks. When I hear other people talking about how they systematize their business its all sunshine and roses and their systems all work perfectly. Let me be clear I have much of the system outlined below working well but there are A LOT of areas for me to still improve upon.

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