Freelance Guilt: Recognising it and moving on (or at least trying!)

I hit my two-year business anniversary not too long ago, and since then, I’ve had a few things on my mind. One of them is guilt. It comes up a lot, be it because I’m spending too much time working (and not enough time with my boys), or not enough time working (and therefore worrying about letting clients down). Either way, guilt isn’t healthy and I’m over it. Here’s why.

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Why hire a Virtual Assistant? (A case study)

To help me answer the question why hire a virtual assistant? in a way that you can relate to, I’ve had a chat with one of my clients about her own experiences. If you’re thinking about outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant (VA) yourself but you’re not quite sure how or...

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Business answering service: pros and cons

A business answering service is a way of outsourcing call handling to skilled and trained professionals. Much like you might hire a virtual assistant to manage your inbox, or a virtual social media manager to take care of your profiles, taking on a business answering...

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6 apps to help you increase productivity

When it comes to achieving more in business, I’m a firm believer that we should all be aiming to work smarter, not harder. Being busy isn’t an admirable status anymore, especially amongst those people (like you and I) who are self-employed because we’re looking for a...

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How a Virtual Assistant can help you achieve more

When creative video and audio producer Steve Folland found himself with an overflow of admin work, he reached out to enquire about my Virtual Assistant services. I was able to turn Steve’s task around within 24 hours and provided a “seamless, professional experience.”...

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The top 6 benefits of hiring freelancers

Ask a seasoned recruiter to list the benefits of hiring freelancers and she’ll likely write you an essay. In this post, I've covered the top 6 of those benefits and backed them up with facts. Ready to find out why freelance workers are the future? Good. Let's get...

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What should I delegate to a Virtual Assistant?

In the words of Richard Branson “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate”. A 2015 blog post on Virgin's website recounts an interview Richard gave to entrepreneur.com. Talking about the early days of Virgin, he admits lacking...

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