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Virtual Freedom

How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business

By Chris C. Ducker
13-minute read
Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business by Chris C. Ducker

Virtual Freedom is a fully fledged manual on the art of virtual outsourcing. It covers in detail all the things you’ll need to consider while assembling your virtual team, while also providing solid advice on how to circumvent the common pitfalls.

  • Anyone who wants to grow their small business
  • Business leaders who want to devote more of their time to innovation
  • People who aren’t afraid to try out new hiring practices

Chris C. Ducker is founder and CEO of three businesses, and is widely regarded as a leading authority on outsourcing. He is a popular international speaker, blogger and podcaster, and has written a number of e-books.

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Virtual Freedom

How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business

By Chris C. Ducker
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Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business by Chris C. Ducker
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Virtual Freedom is a fully fledged manual on the art of virtual outsourcing. It covers in detail all the things you’ll need to consider while assembling your virtual team, while also providing solid advice on how to circumvent the common pitfalls.

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Outsourcing your work to staff in other locations allows you concentrate on what matters.

Life as a business owner in our modern world is not easy. Often, we’re expected to be jacks of all trades, doing a myriad of jobs, each of which is time-consuming.

Before you can even think about spending some time creating innovative new products and services, or even selling those products and services, you have to first grind through a schedule packed full of other stuff: there’s staff to be managed, checks to write, budgets to review, contracts with suppliers to go through, and the list goes on and on.

It’s no surprise that so many struggle! In fact, the author’s own attempts to manage his business led him to a complete burnout; he simply didn’t have any time or energy left to succeed.

That’s when he decided to do things a bit differently: he outsourced some of his work to Virtual Assistants (VAs).

VAs are staff who do work for you, but who are not in the same location as you. They can take on a huge range of tasks, from accounting to office management, thus allowing business owners and leaders to concentrate on the work that they’re best at and that matters most. By hiring VAs, they can enjoy what is known as virtual freedom.

There are two main reasons why VAs present such a great opportunity:

First, the internet allows constant communication across thousands of miles between you and your VA. No matter how far apart you are, you can work as if you’re in the same room.

Second, there’s a huge pool of available talent. More than 42 million Americans currently work as self-employed consultants and freelancers – all of them are potentially available for part-time, full-time or even project-based work.

So, if you’re struggling to keep afloat in a sea of tasks, virtual freedom may be your life raft.

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