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

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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

(Image: kiwiqa.com)

Ep 40: Changes

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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

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Ep 39: Should Cost of Living Count?

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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

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Ep 38: Worth v Value

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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

Ep 37: Let’s Talk About Rates Baby

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There are always lots of discussions around rates in the VA industry. How to charge. What to charge. Charging enough. Not enough.

In this podcast I cover some recent discussions around rates, things to think about when setting your rate, and whether your experience in an office and your location need to be taken into account.

I also mention Nina Feldman’s handy pricing worksheet during the show, which you can find here:

Pricing Worksheet

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show