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Should You Hire VAs Overseas for Cheap or Keep It Local?

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Big question, right?

I remember the first two years of doing my show were a mess. Why? Because I was doing EVERYTHING. I mean everything. If something needed to be done, I did it. No matter what, no matter when.

The problem is, if you try to do everything yourself, two things are bound to happen:

  1. Your biz will have problems growing (that sucks).
  2. You will burn out (that also sucks).

My solution, which began a couple of years ago, was to start hiring virtual assistants (VAs according to the cool kids). I decided I wanted to pay a bit more and both my VAs are working in the US (although one is British!).

The first two things I outsourced?

  1. My schedule/scheduling (i.e. guests for the show), which is now completely handled by .
  2. Making my posts “pretty and ready to post” (meaning actually posting a new show, getting the images together, formatting it, putting in the links, etc.), which is handled now by .

Now, you might be slightly worried about hiring a VA (aka. freaking out) and thinking about things like: WHEN AM I GOING TO FIND THE TIME TO TRAIN ‘EM?!? AH!!!!! or I’M A TERRIBLE MANAGER OF PEOPLE!!!!! or THE ONLY WAY TO GET SOMETHING DONE IS TO DO IT MYSELF!! BAHH!!!!

Don’t worry. Help is on the way. One thing I love to do on the show is bring in people who have a DIFFERENT perspective (whether you agree or disagree, you will learn something). joins me today on the show to talk about outsourcing and why he prefers to send it overseas for $1.82 an hour.

Love to hear your thoughts on this.

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