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Corbin Links -- Business Growth and Automation Consultant, Trainer, Author, BMI Nutritionist, Health Nut, Podcaster, Blogger, and Other Duties as Required.

How to Fire Virtual Assistants

By Corbin Links

This is *Part 4″ of a four-part series on finding, hiring, managing, and ending relationships with virtual assistants. Today’s post addresses the difficult challenge of firing a virtual assistant or ending a project early. Why do virtual assistant projects sometimes go awry? How can you prepare? What steps should you take? Should you leave feedback? These questions and many others are answered inside…

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How to Manage Virtual Assistants

By Corbin Links

This is Part 3 of a four-part series on finding, hiring, managing, and ending relationships with virtual assistants. For business IT consultants or others looking to expand their businesses, this series is designed to make virtual assistant outsourcing productive. In Part 2 of the series we walked through the hiring process, including how to write virtual assistant requirements, searching and filtering and finding candidates. Today we answer the question “Ok, I’ve hired the virtual assistant – how do I manage them?”…

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How-to Guide for Hiring Virtual Assistants

By Corbin Links

This is Part 2 of a four-part series on finding, hiring, and managing virtual assistants. The goal of this series is to make virtual assistant outsourcing productive and effective. We’ll pick up where we left off in Part 1, by diving deep into the virtual assistant hiring process. Following guidelines in this post, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and aggravation and hire the right assistant the first time. Today we’ll continue with: 1. Writing a Virtual Assistant Requirement Document 2. Posting the Requirement to a Virtual Assistant Hiring Portal 3. Searching and Filtering Candidates 4. Interviewing and Selecting a Candidate 5. Finalizing Terms 6. Completing the Hire …

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How to Find Quality Virtual Assistants

By Corbin Links

In my consulting work, I field a lot of questions about virtual assistants or “VA’s.” This post summarizes some of my experiences finding assistants for ourselves and our clients. My goal is to share virtual assistant pros and cons; things to watch out for, when to hire and when not to hire. Conversely, I’m hoping that freelancers and virtual assistants wanting to get and keep clients will have a read and share their thoughts as well.

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Should You Hire the Vendor’s Project Manager?

By Corbin Links

Faced with high costs and long project times, IT clients have tough decisions to make. A key decision in any Enterprise IT Project is – “should we hire a vendor project manager?” Conversely, IT consulting firms have projects to deliver and timelines to keep. They are likely to insist on providing a separate PM for large projects. This article will examine both sides of the issue and provide field-tested recommendations.

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How to Be More Productive with Digital Devices

By Corbin Links

Greetings Productivity Seekers! Today’s article is the digital counterpoint to my “How to Achieve Mobile Productivity Using Digital Devices” article. If you haven’t yet read the pen and paper article, I highly recommend taking a quick look. Today’s article will build on concepts covered in the “analog” productivity article, so you’ll want to check it […]

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How to Achieve Mobile Productivity Using Pen and Paper

By Corbin Links

[ Editor’s note:This article was originally posted to two other places, including “Ezine Articles” and a former blog. You may have seen variations of it with the original title – “Spiraling Toward Mobile Productivity.” At the time, I was traveling extensively (even more than now) and having a lot of issues with my gadgets. Fraught […]

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