Join Rivers Pearce, the Chief Operating Officer at STASH Storage, a company based in Charleston, SC, and a long-time real estate industry veteran, formerly as the Director of Marketing & Industry Relations at Boomtown. His specialties include Inbound Marketing, Paid Search Marketing, SEO, Digital Lead Generation, Social Media Marketing, and Mobile Marketing Technology.
Choosing to hire a Virtual Assistant or Full-Time Employee is never an easy task, but the time will come when the success of your business depends on it. If you are trying to decide whether a virtual assistant or an in-house employee is the better option for you, the following considerations will help. Read more
Do you spend a lot of time organizing and attempting to execute a marketing strategy that you’re not equipped for? Do you have the time to do your social media engagement, website updates, and the creation of flyers and other collateral?
Chances are you, the answer to all of those is the same…you don’t have the time, nor the expertise to execute on it all. PLUS, isn’t your job to sell homes?
Last we checked, real estate agents weren’t “marketers.” Check out this infographic to see more of what your Marketing Virtual Assistant will do for you here: Read more
Accountability; described in the dictionary as: the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
In the video below, Jesse Garcia of Pipeline Wizard discusses Accountability in your business with MyOutDesk’s Daniel Ramsey. Whether you use Pipeline Wizard or another program or self-made system similar to it, you can be sure that any types of tracking you have set-up will make a world of difference.
Accountability is probably one of the most important factors in running a successful business. It is not enough to have a good system or an amazing team in place. If accountability falters, then you face the possibility of missing opportunities. Whether you run your business alone or have a team behind you, you need to be sure that you re able to track all aspects of your business.
Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest challenges faced by almost all work at home professionals.
Serving clients from the other side of the world literally means working on their time zone. In the local setting, staying energetic until early morning may be easy, but getting enough sleep during the day to recharge might be a problem.
So, we’ve come to this point of overcoming what we can say is the greatest disadvantage of working at home – staying constantly awake at night during workdays.
That means a minimum of eight (8) hours a day, five days a week. To be able to do that, quality rest is a must. Below are some tips to help get the needed sleep during the day:
The importance of business visibility has greatly influenced whether the industry will be successful or not. Being physically present and visible in the real world is not enough. With the emergence of the internet as a major media for communication, a business also needs to be visible in the virtual world. This is why small, medium and large enterprise businesses participate in different social networks like Twitter, Linkedln, a company blog or Facebook.
These social networking platforms are very beneficial for the business. Having an account with these social networks has been proven to be helpful for improving the business visibility. By using these platforms, they let their business reach their target niche clientele in real time. This is also a very convenient technique in disseminating information regarding the nature of your company and what it can give to its clients and customers. The only downside is that maintaining your visibility in these social networking platforms takes a huge chunk of the owner’s time when he is supposed to be focusing on other business goals and aspects. This is where outsourcing comes in.
Working at home is not as easy as it looks. It may have numerous advantages but it doesn’t mean that the work at home concept itself is perfect. It has flaws and limitations as well.
Working at home is mainly about adjustment. It is one of the main factors to be considered if you’re planning to work at home – from a busy office environment to a comfortable hearty home. Since most of these jobs are catering services for international clients, one must be able to adjust their shift according to his client’s time zone as well.
To work at home is about self discipline. Who will not be tempted to lie down in the middle of the night while everybody else is soundly asleep? It’s always about productivity – it may actually mean working your ass off till you meet your daily or weekly quota whether you’re getting your assignments from a staffing site or directly working for a client.
Do more for less, outsource the rest.
If you read our blogs and have listened in on the interviews that my brother, Daniel, and I have done, you will find that this is the main idea that we have been trying to share with small businesses owners and fellow real estate agents out there. We’ll say it again and again if needed because this is something that we have not only discovered for ourselves—it is something that we have in common with the 100+ Real Estate agents who are happily reaping the benefits of outsourcing their business to a MyOutDesk Virtual Assistant.
Outsourcing contains the 3 key elements of the Project Management Triangle. What elements are these? Read more
A lot has happened in our company within the past 5 months. We hired and fired and hacked out a budget for the next year and to tell you the truth, the only fun part was watching our ranks of Virtual Assistants grow, and the networking side of the business. But alas, no business is all fun and some things we don’t enjoy doing actually bring the results we desire.
At one of the events, I met with a prospective client. He had tried to hire a Virtual Assistant in the past and had some bad luck. Turns out, My OutDesk came to him from word of mouth. His friend had been Outsourcing with us for 3 months now and he mentioned that his friend was absolutely in love with his Virtual Assistant, nothing better than word of mouth referral. I knew that My OutDesk and our unique approach to hiring Virtual Assistants could help him. Why we do things differently is basically easy to answer:
We want every broker to find the same success we have in our own Real Estate companies through Outsourcing. We’re invested in our clients’ success and so are their Virtual Assistants – this is not true of other Virtual Assistant companies.