$5000 in two weeks including a new $800 a month corporate client but my blog is suffering ..

Last Update: June 20, 2014

$5000 in two weeks and a new $800 a month corporate client but my blog is suffering. Had quite a busy two weeks in fact, I took on two new coaching clients. And made so many cool commissions. The only thing is some of my blogs have been taking a bit of a hammering but that's okay.

Last night I hired a new personal assistant who will be able to help me with all the daily tasks. So hopefully will be able to free up lots of time for my blogging and money making activities.

I am one of those stubborn people who will wait to the last minute to outsource anything. As I like to do things myself, but after countless, trainings, seminars and books I know I am at the point where I can not do it all myself and remain sane lol..

I try to have most of my businesses as automated as possible, but it is hard to ignore the facts. There are also so many people out there who want or need personal help or guidance setting up their businesses.

It is too large a market to ignore so I am going to also be doing more of this in the future including having my blogs,advertising,social media accounts running in the background with a little help of course.

Have many people reading this article been using VA's and if so how do you find it is working out for you?

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Jcq Premium
Thanks, sot iris. How did you procure your clients?
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sotiris1 Premium
Just marketing on Facebook,You Tube,Twitter and sometimes just people I meet. Who don't know the basics of setting up an online business.
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Jcq Premium
Sounds really interesting. What do you mean by coaching clients? Is that you advising them on stuff you have learned from WA?
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sotiris1 Premium
I have been coaching Internet Marketing for about 8 years. Yes, I advise them on stuff I have learned.
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coolcity Premium
That's fantastic! That's a lot of beer vouchers!

If you don't mind me asking, how do you go about outsourcing, and in particular, finding a PA? I have tried a couple of writers on Elance and paid a decent amount but still ended up not using their work. However I really am going to have to seriously put my mind to it to make any real progress.
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sotiris1 Premium
For sure it takes you to check feedback on Elance. Cheapest isn't always best, look for a good feedback and history if you are outsourcing there. I just found my writer by accident on Facebook. Put it out there what you are looking for and they will appear as if by magic :-)

Just google, outsourcing Philippines
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coolcity Premium
Thanks. I've never gone for cheapest with anything in my life, as mentioned I paid a decent fee to 2 writers with top feedback and a long history but I wasn't over impressed. Both were OK, but no more.

I've heard the Philippines can be a good source if you can find the right ones.
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sotiris1 Premium
Yeah, they like to please and have a very nice manner. Anyone I have worked with so far anyway.
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TheHammer Premium
Congratulations on your new clients!! That is excellent news my friend, WELL DONE!!

I have had a bit of experience with VA's before... Was an interesting first experience, I learnt a lot, made mistakes, and decided to get some better eduction over the topic before attempting it again haha.

One bit of advice I will give is, don't assume your VA will know what you want exactly... It may take a little bit of time so in the beginning be as clear, direct and simple with your instructions as possible :) There is no such thing as the super VA that knows and does everything. And create a safe environment that allows your VA to give feedback etc.

Experience in the best teacher of all and I am sure you will get the hang of it quickly... Having a VA is awesome... I was getting so much more done when I had one. Needless to say I will be getting a new one shortly again :)
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sotiris1 Premium
Thank you great advice, :-) I know exactly what you are saying as I had two VA's before.. And did not have that advice lol... Went back to doing stuff myself, but too much going on for me handle myself right now so learning from my past VA mistakes.. Hopefully I will do it better this time :-)
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fairo Premium
I am inspired!
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sotiris1 Premium
Thank you :-)
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