A "Cyber" Staffing Solution for Small Businesses

Written by Christina Morfeld

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VAs with limited time or creative abilities often partner with other companies (such as mine, Affinity Business Communications, http://www.affinitybizcomm.com ) that specialize in writing, graphic design, or other services outside their own area of expertise. These affiliations offerrepparttar convenience of "one-stop shopping" and strengthenrepparttar 117580 value that both firms provide to their clients.

VAs typically charge between $30 and $75 per hour. While this may seem costly at first, remember that - as independent contractors - they do not generate expenses related to payroll, benefits, equipment and supplies, downtime, and, in most cases, training. Rather, VAs are highly-skilled business professionals who (a) have fully-equipped home offices, (b) are ready to "hitrepparttar 117581 ground running," (c) only get paid for time worked, and (d) enable you to focus your energies onrepparttar 117582 income-generating activities that you enjoy.

Delegating administrative details is only one ofrepparttar 117583 many rewards of aligning yourself with a VA. VAs strives for long-term, collaborative, and goal-oriented partnerships with their clients and work closely with them to grow and manage their businesses. As entrepreneurs themselves, they understandrepparttar 117584 unique needs and challenges of SOHOs.

Bottom line: A talented and enterprising VA recognizes that he or she has a vested interest in your success. Working withinrepparttar 117585 context of that strategic relationship, he or she is always mindful ofrepparttar 117586 "big picture" and committed to outstanding results!

Copyright 2002 Christina Morfeld and Affinity Business Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.

Christina Morfeld is president of Affinity Business Communications, a provider of high-quality instructional design, technical writing, and content development solutions. Whether writing to instruct, inform, or persuade, our work is reader-focused, benefits-oriented, and results-driven. Visit our website at http://www.affinitybizcomm.com to learn how we can increase your firm's sales and effectiveness!

Are You a Biz-Op Junkie?

Written by Angela Wu

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Well, he found several that appeared to be perfect. None of them were -- he found that outrepparttar hard way, after spending several thousands of dollars overrepparttar 117579 last 3 years. It just goes to show that no one is completely "immune" to endless get-rich-quick claims, regardless of how experienced or educated he is.

There seems to be some sort of belief -- especially with people who are new torepparttar 117580 Internet -- that joining a business opportunity isrepparttar 117581 only way to make money online. It's no wonder, then, that so many biz ops have sprung up to fillrepparttar 117582 demand. But whatever happened to creating a product or service of your own?

Starting a business online is financially very affordable, when you compare it torepparttar 117583 traditional 'brick-and-mortar' business. What makes people so willing to shell out several hundreds of dollars for a 'biz op', but equally unwilling to spendrepparttar 117584 same money creating and building a business of their own making?

Remember that 'biz ops', no matter how wonderful they may seem, aren't a magic bullet. A business is a business, and they all require time, commitment, hard work, and plenty of determination. Biz ops are no different: in amongstrepparttar 117585 scams there are legitimate opportunities -- but there's no such thing as a "perfect" opportunity that's going to be right for everyone.

So if you've been doingrepparttar 117586 'biz op tango'... consider sitting down with a pencil and notepad -- and doing some good, old-fashioned brainstorming. You just might discover your ideal business!


Angela is the editor of Online Business Basics, a practical and down-to-earth guide to building an Internet business on a beginner's budget. See why it's received so many rave reviews! Click here: http://onlinebusinessbasics.com/ or request a series of 10 free reports to get you started: mailto:businessbasics@workyourleads.com

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