Posts in Outsourcing
It's about time...

When we first started our small business, our babies were still babies. We were only prepared to work in the business part-time, and therefore our expectations about how much we would earn (like nothing in the early days) and what we could achieve were always linked back to how many working hours we had to physically commit to the business. We did a time audit.

Time is probably one of the most important factors. When you’re juggling a family and a small business, it’s very easy to burn out.

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Do you need a graphic designer for your Small Business?

For us small business owners its all about cash flow right? Especially in that first year, we gotta tell ya, we freaked out at having to pay a $20 p/month subscription for a tool we really needed. 

Whilst there are some things that can be done ‘on the cheap’, many a designer would argue that investing in the ‘face of your brand’ from the outset is one of the best investments you can make. After all, first impressions are everything - right?

We wanted to get the design 'low down' so we hit up Tara owner of boutique design agency ‘Your One and Only’. Not only is Tara SUPER passionate about her craft, she’s cheeky and lots of fun.

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Let's chat about SEO

Last year, we decided to invest in a 'SEO Audit' with Karlie from Techno Bird. We had a base level understanding of SEO and what needed to be done, however, we thought it was important for our small business that we got the 'expert' to check if in fact we were missing anything. Turns out - we were doing ok, phew!

We know that a lot of you have SEO on your 'to do list' but it perhaps keeps moving to the bottom as it all seems a little too hard and often, you're not even sure why you need to worry about it? So, let's chat about SEO with Karlie and see what she has to say...

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Is it time to outsource?

Have you ever spent 10 hours trying to work something out for yourself, to then turnaround and pay someone to do it anyway? We have. Multiple times in fact. We would love to say that with 'hindsight' we would have gone straight to outsourcing it - however, we get it, for small business this is ALWAYS a learning.

We like to think we coined the phrase 'multi-disciplined VA' - when in actual fact, we are sure we didn't - but for those that weren't aware,  not all virtual assistants were created equal. You may have noticed a significant rise in the amount of virtual assistants popping up on your social feed spruiking their wares, and like us this might have sparked a very keen interest into how you can offload some stuff, so you've got more time to work on other stuff!

After meeting Karen Vivarelli (aka. Karen the VA) online, we were keen to interview her to provide some tips and also insights for our community on how a VA can support small business.

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