Wouldn’t it be great to get some good, affordable, trustworthy help, even though you’re employed out of your home? But finding employees and figuring out where to meet or when to bring them into your home office can pose some tricky juggling, private and security issues.
Offer help by providing research, project planning documentation, existing examples, anything that gave you the original idea in the first place. There is nothing to stop you drawing sketches and scanning them and attaching them to your My project description.
You’ll get to search through the provider listings and send out invitations to people who you feel are at the top of their game. Some will decline it, if they’re busy or don’t like the project, but many will bid, and this will attract other providers to want to bid on it as well.
Because a virtual assistant is not an employee, you do not have to pay payroll taxes or provide any benefits. Your cost is limited to their hourly rate. In addition, you will not have to invest in any of that expensive computer equipment or software since the virtual assistant is required to provide all of that themselves.
The list of what VA’s can do it limitless. I had one client who is starting an ecommerce website have his VA research where he could find a drop shipper for the products he was looking to sell. I personally have used a VA to design documents, proof read documents, design logos, research products that I am in the market for. Currently, I am having a VA research the best lawn mower for my needs and provide a recommendation, as well as finding me the best deal.
For instance, maybe you cant seem to find time to update your website each month. Perhaps your ezine is STILL not getting out constantly. Or maybe your direct mail campaign isn’t quite as direct as it should be; i.e. It is sitting without delay in the same pile it was a quarter ago.
For both options, you will soak the paper and water. At this point some people allow the natural process of absorption to proceed while others will prefer to add a tablespoon or two of cornstarch to the pulp to make a smoother surface or you can add a craft store liquid starch to the mix. There is not a wrong way to mix the paper and water solution with or without the addition of a starch. However, the paper will have a nicer texture for writing or drawing. If you choose to use a raw paper without starch that is perfectly fine. You will need to soak the paper for at least a few hours. You can soak the paper for two, three, four hours or even a day if you wish. The object is to allow the paper to thoroughly soak in the water. You want the paper pulp mix to absorb as much water as possible.
Hope you got value from these little tips, based on my own experience. If you’ve never used Elance before, I do urge you to consider it. It can really free up your time and focus.