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iPad Security – Don’t Worry About Your iPad (Really!)

By Corbin Links

Losing an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone can be a worrisome and expensive experience. Not only is there the frustration of losing something so expensive, but all the data security implications as well. I was traveling from coast to coast in late October 2011, when I lost my iPod Touch. This article covers the details and what I did both before and after losing it. Inside you’ll learn:

  • 8 Steps to Take Right Now – TODAY – to Protect Your iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch and be worry-free when traveling with your device.
  • Real-world Statistics on Lost / Stolen iPad Recovery – Why You Don’t Want to Worry About Getting Yours Back.
  • 7 Steps to Take IMMEDIATELY When Your Device is Discovered Missing
  • 5 Tips to Keep Your iPad From Being Lost in the First Place
  • And much more!
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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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