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Ep 42: Offshore Freelancers: What Clients Need to Know

We continue our offshore freelancer series with this episode focused on helping clients understand the differences between local and offshore support, and highlight some of the things you might not have thought about when choosing the offshore option – including a breakdown of a real life example of one outsourcing company’s costs.

(Please note: This podcast refers to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – this agreement is now defunct after the US withdrew, and was replaced by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) of which China is not a member.)

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Reference Links:

History of the VA Industry

Outsourcing Company Ad

Outsourcing Company Costs

Episode 41: Offshore Freelancers

Ep 41: Offshore Freelancers – Why you needn’t worry!

Offshore freelancers aren’t new – and they aren’t going anywhere.

There is still some fear locally surrounding offshore “VAs”. If you buy into that fear, you will always view freelancers from emerging economies as a threat to you and your business.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

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Ep 40: Changes

Something all business owners need to face from time to time is change.

As Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “The only constant in life is change”.

How you respond to those changes will determine your success – or failure – in business.

Shows referenced:

Business Peaks and Troughs

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Ep 39: Should Cost of Living Count?

We hear it a lot when there are discussions around VA rates. That your cost of living should factor in … but how much of a role should it really play?

References:

Starting a Business in Vanuatu

Other shows about rates:

What Do I Charge

Let’s Talk About Rates

Worth v Value

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Ep 38: Worth v Value

As globalisation makes it easier for clients to connect with service providers outside their home countries, today’s VA really needs to work smarter to attract those clients, and taking a look at their perceived “worth” and then focusing on client needs is a good place to start. Provide value and your worth will increase.

Referenced shows:

Let’s Talk About Rates

VA Trainers – Do Your Homework

What Do I Charge?

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show