Summary of Virtual Freedom

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

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Virtual Freedom book summary
Hiring virtual staffers – whether overseas or local – can increase your productivity and efficiency.

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Businesspeople often seek to make their operations more virtual, migrating work online to save money, be more efficient, and free their time to strategize and build their companies. Going virtual can include hiring virtual assistants (VAs): capable, hardworking freelancers who often live in other countries – most notably, the Philippines. Finding, selecting, training and managing foreign, long-distance workers can be challenging. Most VAs speak a different language, live in a different culture and have different attitudes about work. Chris Ducker, known as the “Virtual CEO,” explains how to recruit and work with VAs. His knowledgeable manual offers useful guidelines, handy checklists and an extensive resources section. getAbstract recommends Ducker’s insights, pragmatic advice and easily applicable methods to the self-employed, small-business owners, start-ups, entrepreneurs and anyone considering employing an offshore VA.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What virtual assistants (VAs) are
  • What jobs VAs can perform
  • How to find, train and manage VAs
 

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Chris Ducker, known as the “Virtual CEO,” consults on virtual-staffing strategies.


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